Bobby Lee Cook
Bobby Lee Cook is a well-known defense attorney 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
- 1986—Defended Tennessee banker C.H. Butcher Jr., who faced 25 counts of fraud. Butcher was acquitted on all counts.
- 1988—Represented former Auburn University All-American football star Bobby Hoppe, who was charged with murder in a 1957 shooting. Jurors deadlocked 10-2 for acquittal. The case was never retried.
- Represented Wayne Williams, who appealed his 1982 conviction for the murder of two black youths in what was known as the Atlanta Child Murders.