About the Firm

Cooke Clancy & Gruenthal LLP was founded in 1993 by Marjorie Sommer Cooke, a former trial partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, a major Boston law firm, on the philosophy that personal commitment of experienced trial attorneys to all phases of the litigation process is an essential element in providing top quality legal representation.  This commitment assures strategic continuity and detailed knowledge of each case. 

The firm’s sophisticated litigation practice validates this approach.  We serve a diverse group of clients, including private and publicly traded corporations, partnerships, and individuals, in Massachusetts and across the country.

Each of the firm’s partners has significant large firm experience.  Applying the experience and skills of large firm practice in a smaller firm environment allows us to provide high quality representation in a manner that is cost-effective, flexible, and attentive to each client’s particular needs.

Many issues in today’s business environment have the potential to result in litigation, and we advise our clients on business and employment issues to help them avoid unnecessary litigation and manage risk.  When a dispute results in litigation, we represent our clients in state and federal trial and appeals courts and before administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals, including the International Court of Arbitration, seeking a successful outcome consistent with the client’s goals at each stage of the litigation.

Our litigation practice includes complex contractual disputes; business torts; disputes between partners and between shareholders in closely held corporations; the full range of disputes that arise in connection with real estate ownership, management, and investment ; environmental and land use claims; employment claims, such as wrongful discharge and discrimination, as well as whistleblower claims; enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements; patent, copyright and trademark infringement claims; claims against attorneys and other professionals; securities litigation; and disputes arising out of fiduciary relationships.  The firm also represents individuals in scientific and academic misconduct investigations and proceedings. In addition to its litigation practice, the firm conducts independent investigations for companies in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and in response to employment discrimination claims.

The firm’s attorneys are among the most respected in Boston.  All partners have the highest possible peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and have consistently been named Massachusetts “Super Lawyers.”