David V. Cooke
David Cooke has decades of litigation and advisory experience in areas ranging from corporate taxation and bankruptcy, to First Amendment and civil rights, to appellate advocacy.
David’s first position out of law school in Boston was as a tax litigator. He later managed the New England state and local tax controversy practice for Ernst & Young in Boston.
After two years as a strategy consultant with the global firm CapGemini, David relocated to Colorado where, after taking the Colorado bar exam, he joined the Colorado Attorney General’s office handling trial and appellate cases.
Later, after a couple years back with Ernst & Young, but in Denver, David joined the Denver City Attorney’s office where he handled tax and bankruptcy litigation as well as ad hoc First Amendment and other litigation and appellate matters. He was later given the responsibility of supervising Denver’s civil rights and tort claims litigation attorneys, a position he held until being appointed as a Presiding Municipal Court Judge. David retired from that position after six and one-half years but still sits on the bench occasionally on an as-needed Relief Judge in several Colorado municipalities.
David is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. He has significant training in mediation in addition to extensive experience negotiating resolutions in hundreds of litigation cases. While David has thousands of hours of litigation experience, he takes great pride in his ability to bring parties together to resolve disputes without the strain, delay, and expense of trial.