Our Story


We strive to be the first one called by our clients whenever something important comes up in their businesses or in their lives.

We earn that relationship based on trust and competence. That is because we are responsive to our clients’ needs, because we know our clients’ businesses, and because our clients know we will draw on our varied experiences and insights to give them clear advice, in good times and bad. For us, this is what the practice of law is all about.

The loyalties between Pietrangelo Cook and those we serve as trusted advisors are extensions of the bonds between the fathers and sons in the firm and the long-standing friendships among our attorneys and also our staff professionals. Because of our personal relationships built over the years, many top corporate executives throughout the United States, public office holders, and leaders of non-profit organizations often look to Pietrangelo Cook as their trusted advisor.

We believe in giving back to the community and regularly contribute our counsel, our financial support and our volunteer time to an array of non-profits and other organizations. The attorneys at Pietrangelo Cook are particularly proud to have been either members of, or to have served on governing boards or committees, of the following organizations:

Corporate Board of Directors

  • First City National Bank
  • Gibson Greetings (NYSE)
  • Global Technovations, Inc. (AMEX)
  • Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. (NYSE)
  • RAB Holdings, Inc. (Manischewitz)
  • Western Publishing Group, Inc. (NASDQ)

Charities and Churches

  • American Parkinson Disease Association
  • Free the Children Foundation
  • Memphis Sidewalk Counseling
  • Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • United Way of Greater Memphis
  • Youth Villages

Culture, Arts and Educational Institutions

  • Ballet Memphis
  • Chinook Owners Association
  • Memphis College of Art
  • National Ornamental Metal Museum Foundation
  • University of Memphis, Alumni Association
  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • University of Memphis Tiger Club
  • West Tennessee Football Club
  • WKNO Public Radio & Television

Professional Organizations

    American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association