Georgia’s Premier Full-Service Firm

Georgia’s Premier Full-Service Firm
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Experienced. Respected. Tough.

Championing the needs of Georgians for over 50 years.

Guiding You Through Serious Situations

If you need legal assistance, you may feel uncertain about how to proceed. You probably are stressed and emotional. At Cook & Tolley, LLP, we understand what you are going through. Our attorneys have the extensive knowledge and experience to guide you through this difficult time.

Not only will you benefit from our capabilities, you will also benefit from one-on-one, personal attention.

Celebrating over 50 years of service

Handling Complex Cases

With over 50 years of experience, our firm is trial tested and trial ready. We have the skills and determination needed to represent your interests in high-stakes litigation. No case is too complex. We create personalized strategies to fulfill your unique needs and pursue the best possible results on your behalf.

J. Vincent Cook


Jay Cook is the firm’s founder and managing partner, a veteran trial lawyer, and a respected leader in Georgia’s legal community.

Edward D. Tolley


Edward Tolley is a renowned criminal defense attorney, a crack civil and business litigator, a leading authority on the law and legal ethics, and an active community leader.

R. Christopher Irwin, III


Chris Irwin has a drive to master the facts in his medical malpractice, nursing home, automobile wreck, and slip-and-fall cases. He enjoys figuring out what went wrong, keeping the jury focused on the true story, and bringing justice to the situation.

Jay W. Cook


The firm’s newest partner, Jay W. Cook primarily handles commercial and residential real estate closings, 1031 real estate exchanges, and real estate litigation.

Gregory C. Sowell


With over three decades of experience handling issues related to all aspects of business, banking and commercial lending, land use, local government, estate planning and probate. Gregory C. “Greg” Sowell brings an “outside the box” approach to solving problems.

Devin H. Smith


Devin Hartness Smith devotes herself to both civil litigation—with particular emphasis on business litigation and personal injury—and state and federal criminal defense.

Big Firm Experience With A Small Firm Feel

Our Philosophy Is In Our Logo

When crisis hits, our logo tells you who to call.

Giving You Strength And A Voice

Our lawyers take the time to listen to your needs and fight to make your goals a reality. We understand that it’s hard to speak up when you are in a difficult situation. With us by your side, we will ensure that your voice is heard. Our goal is to give you strength and put you on a path to a better, more secure future.