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Ryan S. Cook

Ryan Cook

Ryan Cook is a partner at Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas, a nationally recognized plaintiffs securities litigation law firm. Ryan Cook has successfully litigated numerous cases on behalf of individual and institutional investors with investment disputes and securities-related issues against financial advisors and brokerage firms, both in arbitration and court.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Cook worked in the securities industry as a licensed and registered representative for a large broker/dealer. The knowledge and experience of the investment practices, processes, and strategies employed by brokerage firms has had a significant impact on his practice and contributed to his successes on behalf of his clients. Mr. Cook is a strong advocate for his clients and prides himself on guiding clients through every step of the legal process.

Originally from Kentucky, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.


J.D., South Texas College of Law
Summa Cum Laude, Salutatorian

B.A., University of Kentucky

Bar Admissions State of Texas
Kentucky Bar Association
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