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Attorney Dawn M. Cook is a lifelong Rhode Island resident. She attended Rhode Island College for her BA, and later earned her Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. While attending law school, Attorney Cook worked at Kent County Memorial Hospital as a legal intern performing in-house counsel duties. She continued in this role after graduation, while also working as an independent contractor for local law firms, where she researched and argued Superior Court Appeals.

In 1999, Attorney Cook began her thirteen-year career with Rhode Island Legal Services where she gained valuable experience working as a staff attorney in the Responsible Parent Program, the Domestic Violence Program, and the Family Law Unit, and subsequently as the managing attorney for the Family Law Center and the Safe Family Project. These positions solidified Attorney Cook’s passion for client advocacy, particularly in Family Court issues.

Currently, Attorney Cook continues to advocate for her clients through her family law practice, providing expertise in legal issues regarding child support, adoption, domestic violence, custody cases, probate cases, divorces, and restraining orders. Attorney Cook offers professionalism, experience, and personalized care in helping people navigate through the complexities of the legal system.


  • Family Law

  • Department of Children Youth and Family Legal Issues

  • Criminal Law

  • Probate Cases


  • Serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Department of Children Youth and Family cases, as well as, other domestic cases.

  • Served as a member of the "Curriculum Committee," training and educating Police Officers in domestic violence.

  • RI Supreme Court certified to act as a Guardian Ad Litem in child custody disputes


  • Rhode Island State and Federal Courts


  • B.A. Rhode Island College

  • J.D. Roger Williams University School of Law