About me

Paul Cook is an attorney at law and an independent journalist. He received his bachelors of arts in English Literature, bachelors of science in Biology, and minor in East Asian studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has a Masters of Strategy from Victoria University at Wellington, New Zealand. In May of 2012, he graduated with a juris doctorate from UCLA as well.

Since being licensed in June of 2013, Cook has been a visiting legal scholar at UCLA and has published various academic articles, newspaper commentaries, and one fictional piece.

Since litigating, Cook has won several lawsuits, generally regarding public records act litigation, First Amendment retaliation cases, and several criminal defense cases.

Cook's main professional interest is in maximizing democratic systems by implementing stronger checks and balances to reduce government corruption and abuses of power by holding public officials and administrators accountable to the people. He also has a secondary focus on lifecycles, nutrition, health, and the interaction of infectious disease within complex in vivo systems.

Besides work, Cook has also taken a 15-month sabbatical all over the world. His hobbies are traveling, eating, cooking, tropical fishkeeping, reading, boxing, running, and hanging out with friends.

Commands he tries to live by: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ . . . ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.'" (Matt. 22:37, 39, GNT).

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