Bobby Lee Cook

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Bobby Lee Cook is a well-known defense attorney[1] from Summerville, Georgia, in Chattooga County. He has practiced law since the late 1940s, and is known for combining a sharp legal mind with a folksy demeanor. He has represented a wide variety of clients, from rural Southerners to international businessmen and corporations. He is reputed to have been the inspiration for the television series Matlock, which starred Andy Griffith as a Georgia attorney.

Early Life and Education[edit]

Cook was born in 1927 in Lyerly, Georgia. He attended Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee. He practices law in Summerville with the Cook & Connelly law firm.

Significant Cases[edit]

Famous Quotes[edit]

"If you can railroad a bad man to prison, you can railroad a good man."[1]


  1. ^ a b Curriden, Mark: "Bobby Lee Cook", ABA Journal. March, 2009. Accessed July 8, 2011.