by Unimpressed , 09/08/2015
This law firm is the most unorganized place of business that I have ever encountered. They don't do their research properly, they don't use information given to them by the client to help the client's case and they do not communicate. Cooke will go to court for you and not inform you of what happened in court, you have to track down one of his incompetent assistants and hope to receive a return call. Also to add insult to injury, they have the audacity to excuses for their unprofessional service
Has saved me/ From VA
by Jerry Owens , 07/13/2015
James Cooke Jr saved me more than once..James Cooke took my case when another attorney in town screwed it beyond repair and saved my butt. He is worth ever dime I paid fighting for me, The staff calls me back and emails back and I live out of town. I have seen all the divorce attorney in fayetteville NC and will take Jim over all of them. and I am not attorney ,
by Orlando G , 06/25/2015
James Cooke Jr.-DO NOT HIRE!!! It was a nightmare. Extremely disorganized, catered to the other side, did not look out for my best interest, didn't file things on time, didn't keep me informed, blamed me for everything and nothing was ever his fault, was disrespectful and patronizing especially on the phone, and I am still dealing with the consequences of his mishandling of my case. He's all about quantity NOT QUALITY! He'll give you his email and cell number but once you give him the money good luck getting a hold of him. He blames his staff for everything and his staff blames him and you're in the middle getting screwed.
Unprofessional and Incompetent
by Recent Client , 11/13/2014
Shows up for court unprepared, does not communicate and when he does it's misleading. I provided detailed support documents which he never addressed in court. When confronted he blames his staff. Will make all the promises in the world and delivers nothing. You're better off representing yourself.
The Pot Calling The Kettle Black
by Kettle , 06/03/2014
The other 5 star comments by "Babygirl" and "From VA" are actually Atty Bryce Neier. It's actually hilarious and ironic. Neier makes Cooke look like an alter boy, in need of mental help. They're both wiped out of the same pig's rear end.
WOW! Way off Base
by Babygirl , 04/09/2013
All of you that are sitting here complaining. Your lawyer is only as good as you allow them to be. James Cooke is in the top 5 family attorneys in Cumberland County. If you are not honest with him and give him the vital information that he needs, he can't do his job properly, Also James is an amazing guy. I got everything out of my case that I wanted. I am a women that was give sole custody of my daughter and everything that I asked for. Do not sit here and bash someone on a public forum. You guys have no idea what you are talking about.
JAMES COOKE RIPPED ME OFF OF 3,000
by SCAMMED , 03/26/2013
PLEASE DO NOT HIRE JAMES COOKE BECAUSE HE RIPPED ME OFF. HE NEVER RETURNS PHONE CALLS, HE NEVER SHOWED UP ON COURT DATES, AND WHEN THE CASE WAS OVER HE DID NOT RETURN ANY MONEYS THAT WAS DUE BACK TO ME. I DIDN'T RECIEVE COURT NOTICES AND WHEN THERE WAS A COURT DATE I HAD TO CALL HIS OFFICE TO INFORM HIM. YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR MONEY AND MAYBE YOUR CASE.
Not Worth the Money at all
by Ripped Off , 01/25/2013
Mr. Cooke is not worth the money and a complete waste of time. I hire him for a divorce case. I am in NC and she is in another state which was explained in the first meeting. He was told not to send a certified letter because she would not sign for it and to serve thru law enforcement. He did not, she did not sign this was in July, in Oct I called him to find out status of her being serve, he says I need to talk to you about that. Mr. Cooke had the never to say that I gave him the wrong address to a house that I have been paying on over ten yrs. To make a long story short Mr. Cooke has no idea on what to do when it comes to divorce when some else is in another state. Six months wasted just to hire another in her state that knows what to do. Do Not Hire this Lawyer, you will be wasting time and money.
by aud21ou , 01/03/2013
Cooke did OK for me. My ex really fought to make my life hell, and he didn't do much to stop her. I unerstand that you can't always run into the courts complaining about the significant other. But sometimes you have to have the balls to tell a judge that there's too much BS and one of the parents needs slapped. IDK what everyone else has dealt with but I would not use this guy if you have someone who's going to fight back, or just make your life suck.
Cooke the thief
by poor and broke , 11/16/2012
I feel yur pain I'm going thur the same some how he has lied to the courts and they take 3/4 of all I make to give to her , I don't mine paying child support. But fair is fair