Barry A. Cooke – Personal Injury Lawyer in Monmouth County, NJ

Barry A. Cooke
Phone: 732.855.6190
Fax: 732.726.6626
Bar Admission:

Pennsylvania, 1981
New Jersey, 1982
The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1985

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J.D., Temple University School of Law, 1981
B.A., Villanova University, magna cum laude, 1976

Biographical Information:

Barry A. Cooke is a shareholder of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. and a member of the Personal Injury Team, resident in the firm’s Eatontown, NJ office.  In 1993, Mr. Cooke successfully litigated a personal injury claim resulting in the ninth largest verdict awarded in the State of New Jersey.  Mr. Cooke is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group of trial lawyers in the country who have achieved a verdict in the amount of $1,000,000.00 or more.

$9,300,000* settlement for a motor vehicle accident
$2,250,000 settlement for a motor vehicle accident
$1,350,000 settlement for a motor vehicle accident
$1,350,000 settlement for a motorcycle accident
$1,300,000 settlement for a workplace accident

Mr. Cooke is a seasoned, skilled and experienced litigator in both the superior court of New Jersey and the New Jersey workers compensation court. Although the focus of his practice has been representing injured clients, Mr. Cooke has defended clients in municipal courts throughout the state of New Jersey on a variety of criminal and motor vehicle charges.

Mr. Cooke has served as an elected committeeperson on the Township of Neptune Governing Body, has served as the Police Commissioner of Neptune Township and has served as a member of the Neptune Township Planning Board.  He has also served as general counsel to the Township of Neptune Regional Sewage Authority. In addition, Mr. Cooke has served as the Municipal Public Defender for the Borough of Avon-By-The-Sea and as the Municipal Attorney for the Borough of Avon-By-The-Sea.  He has also served as an instructor of paralegal studies at several regional locations throughout New Jersey.

Mr. Cooke is a member of the New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is also a member of Who’s Who In Executives and Professionals and has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers® 2008-2011.  Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters.  A description of their selection process can be found in the respective link above. The aforementioned organization is a private peer review organization, not a court specific public certification vehicle.  No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

When not in the court room, Mr. Cooke enjoys carpentry and remodeling homes, golf, sailing and classic car collection. 

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Area of Emphasis:
Personal Injury (including auto accidents, industrial-workplace accidents, commercial promise accidents)
Medical Malpractice
Workers' Compensation
Municipal Court
Social Security Disability