Douglas H. Cook

Attorney, of Counsel


  • B.A. 1978, Magna cum laude, Miami University
  • J.D. 1983, with Honors, Ohio State University College of Law


  • Arizona State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Areas of Focus:

  • Tort
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Law
  • Tax Exemption
  • Insurance Law


  • Cases and Materials on Nonprofit, Tax-exempt Organizations (1992 and Supp. 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) (2d ed. 1997).
  • A Day in the Life of Tort Law, 49 Maine L. Rev. 111 (1997).
  • Personal Responsibility and the Law of Torts, 45 Am. U. L. Rev. 1245 (1996).
  • Can the Car Battery Be Charged? Intentional Torts Under Automobile No-Fault Statutes, 12 Cooley L. Rev. 163 (1995).
  • How I Spent My Sabbatical, or What Happens When a Torts Professor is a Juror in a Negligence Case, 14 Rev. Litig. 219 (1994), reprinted in 44 Def. L. J. 707 (1995).
  • Negligence or Strict Liability? A Study In Biblical Tort Law, 13 Whittier L. Rev. 1 (1992).
  • Tort Liability for Cult Deprogramming, 43 Ohio St. L.J. 465 (1982).
  • Does a Minister Have Legal Rights?, (co-authored with Carroll D. Stevens) Pulpit Digest (July/Aug. 1997).

Professional Background:
I currently serve as a Professor of Law at Regent University. My areas of specialization include Tort Law, Nonprofit/Charitable Organizations, Tax Exemption and Insurance Law. I have also taught law at Marshall-Wythe School of Law and the College of William and Mary. Prior to teaching, I practiced law as an associate at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon and Mitchell C. Laird, P.C., both in Phoenix, Arizona.

Life Influences:
My wife, Carole, has been my rock and best friend ever since I first met her (in high school). She sustains me and our ever-growing family (10 grandchildren and counting).

Favorite thing about my job:
I love helping people!

In my spare time:
I enjoy yard work and spending time with my six grandchildren.

To contact DLG, please call 757-420-7722 or use our contact form.