John C. Cook
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury
  • District of Columbia, New York, Virginia
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John C. Cook is a founding partner of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC, where he has practiced since the firm’s inception in 2007. Previously, John practiced in two firms in Northern Virginia. He began his career in the District of Columbia’s Corporation Counsel’s (now Attorney General’s) office.

John’s practice emphasizes the representation of executives, employees and small businesses in employment law matters, including advice and counsel regarding workplace issues; drafting, review and negotiation of severance agreements, executive contracts and employee handbooks; and litigation arising out of breach of contract, non-competition agreements, workplace assaults, theft of proprietary information, fraud, Family and Medical Leave Act and disability issues, discrimination claims, and Fair Labor Standards Act (overtime pay) disputes. His practice also includes a wide range of other civil litigation matters.

John is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia, and New York State Bars. He is a former member of the Section Council of the Virginia Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and is a former chair of the Fairfax County Bar Association’s Employment Law Section. He has served as a mediator for the District of Columbia Superior Court and as a conciliator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Virginia Business magazine named John one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in its December 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions. “Super Lawyer” magazine selected him as a Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. John was named to the Washington Post’s “Top Attorneys” list in the D.C. Metropolitan Area for 2013 and 2014, and to Northern Virginia Magazine’s "Top Attorney" list in 2016. John has lectured frequently and published articles on civil litigation and employment law issues.

George Mason University School of Law
Gettysburg College
Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC
Braddock District Supervisor
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Current
Cook & Kitts, PllC
Articles & Publications
“Employment Lawyers Assess the Impact of Reeves Lifeboat or Mirage,” The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Summer 2001
Speaking Engagements
“The FMLA from the Perspective of Plaintiff’s Counsel,” to the Fairfax Bar Association (FBS) Employment Law Section, May 2007
“Business and Employment Torts: Just Sue Me,” VBA Labor and Employment Law Section Conference, Oct. 2008
“ADA Amendments: Adjusting to the New Terrain,” VBA Labor and Employment Law Section Conference, Oct. 2009
“Pushing the Envelope: Emerging Plaintiffs’ Theories,” Virginia Bar Association (VBA) Labor and Employment Law Section Conference, Oct. 2010
“Plaintiff’s Theory of an Effective Employment Case,” Virginia Continuing Legal Education (Va.CLE) Annual Employment Law Update, May 2017
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Legal Elite
Virginia Business Magazine
2004, 2005, 2006
Top Attorneys in the D.C. Metropolitan Area
Washington Post
2013, 2014
Top Attorney
Northern Virginia Magazine
Professional Associations
Virginia Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
Former Member
Fairfax County Bar Association (Employment Law Section)
Former Member
Virginia State Bar
New York State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
New York
4th Circuit
D.C. Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
John C. Cook's Website Profile
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC Website
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC Blog
Contact & Map
Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC
3050 Chain Bridge Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 865-7480
Fax: (703) 434-3510