Kalbaugh Pfund & Messersmith, P.C.


STEPHANIE COOK
Partner


Roanoke
Office Phone: 540.776.3583
Office Fax: 804.320.6312
Email: stephanie.cook@kpmlaw.com
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking / Transportation
  • Workers’ Compensation
Stephanie Gacek Cook, a graduate of the University of Virginia, received her law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. There she received Honors in Legal Research and Writing, wrote for the Campbell Law Observer, and worked as a research assistant. Stephanie was a member of her law school’s moot court team, competing up to the semi-finals in the national competition and earning an award for best brief. Also during her tenure at Campbell, Stephanie interned at the Roanoke County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, worked for a general practice law firm in Dunn, N.C., and was a summer associate at an insurance defense firm in Charleston. After earning her law degree, Stephanie practiced in Charlotte, North Carolina, focusing on insurance defense and litigation. She then returned to her hometown of Roanoke, Virginia where she practiced criminal defense with a focus on white collar crimes and prescription fraud. Stephanie joined Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith in 2003 and has worked with clients in products liability, automobile liability, premises liability, coverage issues and construction litigation. Her successful results have garnered attention within the industry; in 2011 Stephanie was recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star. Stephanie has also been active in her community, serving as a Barristers Book Buddy, and on committees of the Roanoke Bar Association, the Junior League, and at her church. She has been a member of the American Inns of Court and written articles for the Roanoke Bar Review and the Journal of Civil Litigation

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, JD
  • University of Virgnia, BA
  • Tulane University

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Middle North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of Virignia
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina

Awards And Honors

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2011

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Roanoke Bar Association

Industries

  • INSURANCE DEFENSE
  • WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
  • RESTAURANT AND RETAIL
  • MOTOR CARRIERS
  • COVERAGE AND FRAUD
  • AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY
  • PREMISES LIABILITY
  • PRODUCT LIABILITY
  • PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
  • AMUSEMENT AND THEME PARKS
  • EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW
  • CONSTRUCTION DEFECT
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