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Cara R. Cook

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I grew up in a NASCAR family near Charlotte, but that doesn’t mean I know how to build a race car.

Racing has my dad for that.

What I do know from lots of time growing up in garages and near tracks is that being competitive requires a team, passion, and the drive to move fast.

That’s how I’ve pursued my career in law: join the right team, learn fast, and find clean air.

I went from a political science degree with a history minor at East Carolina University to the Wake Forest University School of Law, where I immersed myself in a variety of activities.  I was a member of the Environmental Law Society, the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, and First-Generation Professionals.

I became Managing Editor of the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law and the academic chairman of the law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta.  I also worked as a teaching assistant for courses in Legal Analysis, Writing and Research and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises Sustainability.

Always hungry for experience and thirsty for knowledge, I served as an Honors Law Clerk at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in internships for federal judges at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

I started my career after law school as an insurance defense attorney at a big firm working on workers’ compensation claims.  I enjoyed the work well enough, but that team wasn’t right for me, and a single lane was too constricting.

Now I handle family law matters, workers' compensation, and business litigation of all sorts.  I’m on the right track — and helping clients get ahead.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

       Honors Law Clerk, 2021

U.S. District Court and Federal Circuit 

         Internships, 2020-21

Phi Alpha Delta

        Academic Chairman


Wake Forest School of Law, J.D. 2022

Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law, Managing Editor, 2021-22

East Carolina University, 2019

B.A. Political Science

North Carolina


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