Rodney L. Cook

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Areas of Interest

  • Adjunct Professor


B.S.Ed., University of Oklahoma, 1980

J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1983


Rodney Cook is an attorney with the Oklahoma City law firm Phillips Murrah, PC and is a former clerk of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.  His practice focuses on all areas of product liability, warranty, insurance defense and fraternity law.  He serves as national and local counsel for numerous product manufacturers and insurers representing their interests in Oklahoma and throughout the United States.  AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Cook has been selected as an Oklahoma Superlawyer and recognized as counsel in the National Law Journal’s list of Top of Ten Defense Verdicts of 2000.  He has served on the faculty of OU’s Graduate School of Trial Advocacy and teaches Civil Pretrial Litigation at the College of Law.

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Hedonic Damages


Oklahoma Bar Journal

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers®: Litigation - Insurance (2021)

Best Lawyers®: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2021)

Best Lawyers®: Commercial Litigation (2019-present)

Best Lawyers®: Insurance Law (2018-present)

Top Ten Defense Verdicts, National Law Journal, 2000

BTI Client Service All-Stars (Law 360's list of top U.S. product liability counsel)

Listed in The Daily Oklahoman's Top Lawyers in Oklahoma - Product Liability

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™

Super Lawyers, 2006-2016

Professional Associations

Member of the Oklahoma Bar Association

Member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association

Reported Cases

Driver v. State, 634 P.2d 760 (Okla. Crim. 1981).

Patten v. General Motors Corporation, 699 F. Supp. 1500 (W.D. Okla. 1987).

Johnson v. General Motors Corporation, 889 F. Supp. 451 (W.D. Okla. 1995).

Kerry Brewer and Mercy Brewer v. Harley-Davidson, Inc., 172 F.3d 62 (10th Cir. 1999).

Thomas v. BMW-AG, CJ-95-6672-62, Automotive Litigation Reporter, Vol. 23, Issue 12 (12/16/03).

Lewis v. Navistar, Inc., 2010 WL 152833 (W.D. Okla. 2010).

Beavers v. Victorian, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40892 (W.D. Okla.).

Canal Insurance Company v. Montello, 2015 WL 7597429 (10th Cir.).

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