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Glen Cook | Salt Lake City Social Security Lawyer

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How did you build a successful practice?
A substantial portion of our cases are based on referral from satisfied clients and their families. They know that we prepare very hard for cases. We commit to returning phone calls by the next business day, and send a letter at the end of the case asking the client if we met that commitment.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients need an attorney with substantial experience in Social Security law. They need an attorney who will talk with them during the case and meet with them before the case to prepare; an attorney who will draft a brief explaining what the evidence is.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Different judges will ask different questions. We know the judges who hear cases in Salt Lake City. At our firm, we review the questions the judges will ask and review them with our clients before the hearing.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
We can help a client understand what type of benefits to apply for and the date the client should claim they became disabled (it is not necessarily the same as when you last worked). We can help a client understand the process and what type of medical problems should be considered.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
We ask that the client knows when they last earned over $1,000 in a month, when they last worked, their age, their medications and what their medical problems are. We do not expect clients to obtain records before talking to us or meeting with us.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
Glen Cook has over 30 years in the practice of law and was an attorney for the Social Security Administration. He will talk directly to clients and meet with clients. His staff have substantial experience with the practice of Social Security law as well. Before the hearing, he prepares a brief explaining the evidence and meets with the client to prepare for the hearing. We work to obtain all of the medical records for the client.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Obtaining Social Security and SSI benefits can mean a client has a roof over their head and food. The work we do can actually prevent or end homelessness.

Are you involved in your community?
Glen Cook has served on the Board of Governors for Shriners Hospital for Children, the Board of Directors for the Scottish Rite Foundation, the local NAACP Board of Directors, the Clan Urquhart Foundation, as a Bar Examiner, on the editorial Board for the Utah Bar Journal, President of the Utah Scottish Association, Chairman of the Society of Scottish Armigers.

Position Organization Location Duration
Attorney Decision WriterOffice of Hearings and Appeals, Social Security AdministrtaionPhoenix, AZNovember 1995-August 1997
AttorneyCook, Skeen & Robinson, LLCSalt Lake City, UT1997-current
CaptainJudge Advocate General's Corps, United States Naval Reserve1982-2011
School Degree Major Graduation
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young UniversityJD Law School1982  
University of OklahomaBachelor of ArtsEconomics1978
State / Court Date
England2001
Supreme Court of the United States of America2000
U.S. Court of Federal Claims1992
U.S. District Court of Utah1982
Utah1982
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 1993 - Present
    National Organization of Social Security Representatives
    Utah Trial Lawyers Association
    Phi Eta Sigma
  • Senior Judge Advocate's Commendation, 1991
    Honor Grad. (1 in Class) US Navy Officer Indoctrination School, 1981
    Alumni Development Fund Scholarship, University of Oklahoma, 1975 - 1976
    Ewing Fellow, University of Oklahoma, 1976
    International Rotary Scholarship to Aberdeen University, Scotland
    AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Practice Area: Criminal Defense
    Outcome: Acquittal

    Description: The attorneys of Cook, Skeen & Robinson obtained an acquital in a DNA cold case. Mr. Cook handled the DNA expert cross-examination. You will occasionally see the documentary of this case on national cable television channels.

  • A Summary of Utah Corporate Law (With Others) Brigham Young University
    Utah Women and the Law (Contributor), 1991
    Journal of Legal Studies, 1983
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A former attorney for the Social Security Administration, Glen Cook has over 30 years legal experience

Fee: No fees or costs unless you collect benefits. We put this in writing and file it in your Social Security file. Call 801-261-0674 to schedule your free consultation today!

Service Type: Private

Language: English

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Glen Cook
5788 South 900 East
Williamsburg Office Park
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
40.645724,-111.866645

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5788 South 900 East
Williamsburg Office Park
Salt Lake City, UT 84121


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  • Mr. Cook  serves clients in Salt Lake City and the Intermountain West in cases involving Social Security Disability(SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits.

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