Andrew Cook

Where are you from?

Oklahoma City, OK

When did you join ArchCity Defenders? Why?

Joined ACD in May 2014 as an Intern; was hired in September 2015 as a Staff Attorney. Wanted to work systemically to both serve clients and challenge the systems that oppress them.

What is your Background?

Went to University of Oklahoma Law School and Washington University in St. Louis…. Had legal internships at the St. Louis County PD office, Places for People, Oklahoma Innocence Project, have been working at ArchCity Defenders ever since.

What do you do at ArchCity Defenders?

Direct services with focus on municipal and criminal matters

How would you describe ACD?

Passionate, caring, and radical.

Favorite client memory/win you’ve had?

Spending time with a client during her assault trial.

Fun/personal fact you want to share.

I was a pole vaulter in high school and had to participate in two cross country meets. I came in dead last in both.