Chad Cook, a lawyer in our Mass Torts Section, has been heavily involved in the Fosamax, Heparin, Reglan and Zithromax litigation. Chad also assists in investigating new drugs and medical devices which present a serious danger to consumers. Chad is a graduate of the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. After graduating from Jones in 2002, Chad was hired as a staff attorney for the firm. He is now a shareholder in the firm. His practice focuses on pharmaceutical litigation, representing victims of defective prescription drugs and medical devices.
Currently, Chad is one of 11 lawyers from around the country selected to oversee the consolidated litigation as part of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee (PSC) in the Fosamax Products Liability Litigation. This litigation, which encompasses hundreds of cases against Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp., involves femur fracture injuries, and is consolidated under U.S. District Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr., in the District of New Jersey. Chad also is on the Plaintiff’s Discovery Committee in the Fosamax MDL. This MDL is in the Southern District of New York Federal Court before Judge John F. Keenan, and involves cases of osteonecrosis of the jaw. Chad also assists with serving on the Fosamax Science and Administrative Committees for this litigation.
In addition to his work at Beasley Allen, Chad has served as an instructor in Civil Procedure and Evidence at Faulkner University and as a member of the Legal Studies Advisory Committee. Chad also serves as a Mentor for the Thomas Goode Jones Professional Development Program which gives law school students an opportunity to connect with practicing attorneys, discuss the practice of law, and promotes professionalism.
Chad is also a member of the Alabama Chapter’s Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Young Professionals Leadership Committee and is a Board member for The Montgomery County Association of Justice as well as a Board member for Montgomery Partners in Education, where community members volunteer as tutors, mentors and partners, helping students to build skills and to find the link between school and the future.
Chad and his wife, the former Sharon Broadfoot, are both from the Montgomery area. They have a six-year-old son named Parker. The Cooks are members of First Baptist Church in Montgomery. Chad serves on the Board of the Nehemiah Project, a program designed to bring church leaders, businesses, civic organizations and city officials together to address the spiritual and social needs of Montgomery’s inner city. Chad is a very good lawyer who works very hard for his clients. We are most fortunate to have him with us.
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