Attorneys & Counselors At Law
Jace D. Cook, ESQ. President
Brandon Foy, ESQ. Of Counsel
Amy Harris Legal Assistant
Zoe N. Cook Strategic Advisor
Taylor Harris Intern
Jace D. Cook, ESQ.
Mr. Cook is the founder of Cook Law and a shareholder.
He graduated cum laude from the University of Oregon
and received his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark
During the past eight years he has studied law and gained significant experience in family law, criminal defense, wills, trusts & probate, and business law.
Prior to law school, he lived in Germany and studied principles of European company law, Anglo American law, negotiation, arbitration and dispute resolution at Friedrich Schiller University's School of Law. He also worked in Bosch's legal department.
While in law school, he externed at Stolmár and Partner, an international law firm in Munich, Germany. There he worked on trademark and patent litigation matters. He also externed at Mentor Graphics, Inc. in Wilsonville, Oregon, and Lewis & Clark's Taxpayer Clinic.
In his last year of legal studies, Mr. Cook became a certified law student at Multnomah Defender's, Inc. He won several cases there by going to trial at the Multnomah County Courthouse.
After law school, he worked in downtown Portland for a boutique litigation practice and then a larger law firm, preparing cases for hearings and drafting appeal briefs, before settling in beautiful Lake Oswego, Oregon. Mr. Cook is a member of:
The International Wine Law Association ("IWLA") a.k.a., The Association Internationale Des Juristes Du Droit De La Vigne Et Du Vin ("AIDV")
The Christian Legal Society
The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
The Clackamas County Bar Association
The Oregon State Bar
In the summertime, there's nothing he enjoys more than spending time with his wife and their three children rafting down the Rogue River, or exploring special places like Cannon Beach, the Columbia Gorge, or some of Oregon's great vineyards and wineries.
Brandon Foy, ESQ.
Mr. Foy graduated from the University of Alaska with a degree in Business Administration. He also attended Western Oregon University where he developed his love of Oregon.
Mr. Foy earned his Juris Doctorate at Lewis and Clark Law School while a memeber of the Oregon Air National Guard. Then he worked as a special prosecutor at the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and, after that, as Deputy District Attorney at Umatilla County District Attorney's Office before entering criminal defense. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the firm's criminal defense practice and an incredible amount of energy, discipline, and dedication to the practice of law. Outside of work, Mr. Foy's interests include spending quality time with his family, traveling abroad, and negotiating purchases of old commercial buildings and restoring them.
Amy Harris, Legal Assistant
Mrs. Harris, a native Oregonian, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Marquette, a Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin renowned for academic rigor and innovation.
After graduation she went into the education field and worked as a teacher at St. Clare's School in SW Portland. Beyond teaching, her talents lie at the intersection of communication, technology, and human resources. In addition to working on the "front lines" at COOK LAW, Mrs. Harris is now an accomplished Yoga and fitness teacher. Her hobbies include hiking, fitness, crossword puzzles and reading.
Zoe N. Cook, Strategic Advisor
Mrs. Cook was an honor student in business at Portland State University with a concentration in accounting. She now has over 15 years of experience as a professional accountant for businesses and individuals.
Mrs. Cook has in-depth knowledge of the Oregon and Federal tax codes, even as they have been recently changed by the new administration. She has worked on the accounting side of myriad wills, trusts and probates. In addition, she has a working knowledge of Oregon and Federal Income Tax provisions often implicated in divorce. Mrs. Cook's forte is working efficiently and accurately with numbers and she is talented at noticing subtle details most overlook. She applies her skills and talents to numerous projects at the firm. Prior to accounting, she studied the culinary arts and fine art. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the piano, reading books, baking, hiking, and yoga.
Taylor Harris, Intern
Mr. Harris recently matriculated at Duke University School of Law and we couldn't be more proud of him. We hope to see him back during the summer months. Mr. Harris graduated summa cum laude from Concordia University where he majored in Business Administration and minored in History.
As a full-time student on academic and athletic scholarships, Mr. Harris qualified for the GNAC all-academic basketball team and was voted student-athlete of the year in 2014. At Concordia, he was president of the Investment Club and interned for U.S. Representative Earle Blumenauer as a legislative staff researcher.
After graduating college, Mr. Harris hit the ground running at the prestigious law firm Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt in downtown Portland. When he is not away at Duke Law School, he applies the skills and knowledge he's acquired to a variety of projects, tasks, and assignments at the firm. Outside of work Mr. Harris' interests include working out and aquiring classic rock and jazz music on vinyl to add to his collection.