Megan Cook

Shareholder, Portland Office

Direct Dial: 503.499.4402
Fax: 503.295.0915

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2009
  • Washington, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Peer Recognition


  • Lewis & Clark Law School - J.D., 2009
  • Whitman College - B.A., Economics-Environmental Studies, 2005

Practice Experience

Megan Cook's Oregon and Washington litigation practice focuses on defending personal and catastrophic injury claims. She has defended a wide variety of businesses and individuals in personal injury, construction defect, asbestos and professional liability cases. In addition, she has experience in environmental, insurance, business, real estate, and land use law.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute (former Member, Young Lawyers Committee)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School (Mentor, First Year Student Mentorship Program, 2009-2015)
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (Member; Chair, New Lawyers Practice Group, 2016-present; Vice Chair, New Lawyers Practice Group, 2015-2016; Publications Representative, 2013-2015)
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic (Volunteer Attorney, 2013-Present)
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (Member, 2014-Present; Co-Chair, Asbestos/Toxic Torts Practice Section Committee, 2014-2018)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a "Rising Star" in Oregon Super Lawyers (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 — Personal Injury Defense: General)

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-speaker, "Oregon v. Washington - Navigating the Other Side of the River," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) New Lawyers Practice Group Meeting (2020)
  • Panelist, Women's Lunch, Perrin Conferences' National Asbestos Litigation Conference (September 2019)
  • Panelist, "Hot and Emerging Jurisdictions: Illinois, New York, Oregon & Washington," Perrin Conferences' Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference (March 2019)
  • Co-speaker, "Comparison of Oregon and Washington Court Procedures for Asbestos Litigation," Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Asbestos Law CLE Friday (June 2018)
  • Panelist, "Take Home Exposure: Evaluating the Consequences of Bringing Asbestos from the Workplace to the Home," American Conference Institute's 23rd National Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation (2018)
  • Co-Speaker, "There is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) New Lawyers Practice Group Meeting (2018)
  • Co-Speaker, "Associate 101 – What I Wish I'd Known When I Was an Associate," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) Annual Convention (2017)
  • Author, "Electronic Resources for Oregon Attorneys," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC), The Verdict (2014)
  • Speaker, "Discovery - Do I Really Have to Specify Which Documents Are Responsive to Individual RFP's," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) Annual Convention (2014)
  • Co-Speaker, "Primer on Oregon Civil Procedure," Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (2014)
  • Panelist, "Asbestos Litigation: Recent Trial Updates," Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) (2013)
  • Author, "Limitations Period for Battery Claim Under Oregon Tort Claims Act Does Not Begin to Run until Plaintiff Discovers the Conduct Was Tortious," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC), The Verdict (2013)
  • Associate Editor, Environmental Law Journal, Lewis & Clark Law School (2007-2009)

Outside the Firm

Outside of the office, Megan enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, and spending time with her husband, daughters, and yellow Labrador, Ruby.