Dale D. Cook


Phone: 614.221.2121
Direct Line: 614.221.2121
Fax: 614.365.9516
Email: dcook@isaacwiles.com


Kathy Stiles

about Dale D. Cook

Dale Cook is a true specialist, as his practice focuses intensely on two distinct services: appeals and insurance coverage. Both play into his strengths of extensive legal research and skilled brief writing.

On appeals, he has a stellar track record and impeccable credentials. Dale is one of only 28 attorneys in Ohio certified by the Ohio State Bar Association in Appellate Law. He has been the primary brief writer in over 105 appeals, arguing many in both state and federal courts. He’s briefed and argued three cases before the Ohio Supreme Court, and been on brief on one case in the United States Supreme Court. He has also handled administrative appeals from a variety of state agencies. In addition, Dale has a strong civil litigation background, with an emphasis on defense of personal injury cases. This trial experience gives him a unique perspective in handling and successfully prosecuting appeals.

His background is equally impressive in the insurance law area. Dale was instrumental in setting up the Ohio State Bar Associate Board for specialization in insurance law, of which he is a currently a member. His work on insurance coverage issues involves litigation and the analysis and preparation of opinions.



education & admissions


Duke University, J.D., 1982
Trinity College, B.A., 1979

Bar & Court Admissions

Ohio, 1982
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2000

case studies

Pepin v. Hansing, 4th Appellate Dist., 2013 WL 5433354
Horton v. Harwick Chemical, 73 Ohio St.3d 679 (1995)
Ohio Pyro. v. Ohio Department of Commerce, 115 Ohio St.3d. 375 (2007)
Amerine v. Houghton Elevator, 42 Ohio St.3d 57 (1989)
Stand Energy Corporation v. Epler, 163 Ohio App.3d 354 (10th Dist. 2005)
Beneficial Ohio v. Primero, 166 Ohio App.3d 462 (1st Dist. 2006)
Monnin v. Fifth Third Bank, 103 Ohio App.3d 213 (2nd Dist. 1995)

articles & presentations


“How to Preserve the Record for Appeal,” Ohio State Bar Association, 2014
“Appeals Start at Trial & Final Appealable Orders,” Ohio State Bar Association, 2012
“Premises Liability,” Ohio State Bar Association, 1999
“UIM coverage for AIG Representatives,” Appellate Seminar, 2003

professional & community activities


Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association


Named to Columbus CEO Magazine’s “Top Lawyer” List (2016)
Phi Beta Kappa, Trinity College (1979)
Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Appellate Law (2013)
Ohio State Bar Association Insurance Coverage Law Specialization Board (2011-present)