Bryan Cook specializes his practice in probate litigation and estate planning. Bryan views probate work as an opportunity to help families with guardianships, conservatorships, and to provide exceptional representation in contested probate matters. Careful estate planning is an important way Bryan gives clients some peace of mind that their end of life decisions are carried out to avoid creating conflict within their family.
Bryan’s legal experience has established the skills necessary to analyze, negotiate, and litigate a wide variety of cases. As a former Senior Deputy District Attorney in the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Bryan has 19 years of trial experience. Before transitioning to private practice with Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C., Bryan was a prosecutor in Jefferson County’s Elder Abuse Unit. This experience allowed Bryan to help protect older adults from financial exploitation, physical abuse, and neglect.
Bryan has extensive trial experience with a wide range of cases involving murder, complex financial crimes, sexual assaults, crimes against children, and financial exploitation of at-risk adults.
Bryan has taught a variety of basic law courses to cadets at Red Rocks Community College, Law Enforcement Academy, and served as a liaison between the Law Enforcement Academy and the staff of instructors at the District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, Bryan has been active with providing trainings to care facilities and financial institutions about Colorado’s Mandatory Reporting Law for mistreatment of at-risk adults.
Bryan is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Douglas Elbert Bar Association, as well as a member of the section on trusts and estates for the Colorado Bar Association. After graduating from Colorado State University, Bryan worked in Washington, D.C. for several years. Pursing an aspiration to become an attorney, Bryan received his J.D. from Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington.
When not assisting clients, Bryan spends time with his family, skiing, cycling, golfing, and enjoying Colorado’s outdoors. Bryan also volunteers with Cycling Without Age giving bicycle rides to older adults living in care facilities, and with Evergreen’s Skate the Lake Family Festival.