Michael T. Cooke

Founding Shareholder

Phone: 817-334-0054
Office: 817-334-0400
Fax: 817-334-0401

Meet Mike

First building a reputation as a commercial and business litigator in the big-firm setting before co-founding FSC in 1993, Mike has continued to enhance that reputation through multiple courtroom victories over the years.

Over the past decade, along with co-founder Jon Suder, Mike has gravitated toward a practice centered on intellectual property litigation in cases throughout the country, while still handling select commercial and business cases. An early victory in the patent infringement arena included a seven-figure verdict against a multinational oil company, as reported by The National Law Journal and also by The Blue Sheet. For a video that takes a closer look at FSC’s IP-litigation practice, see here.

The tenacity that Mike brings to every case is mirrored by the tenacity that has seen him compete in ten marathons around the country, including the 2012 and 2019 Tucson Marathon, 2021 Mt. Lemmon Marathon, 2021 California International Marathon and 2022 Boston Marathon. His finishing times there qualified Mike for the 2014, 2021 and 2022 Boston Marathons.

Mike is rated AV Preeminent®, the highest Peer Review Rating™ by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Practice Areas

Business and Commercial Litigation
Probate, Trust, and Estate Litigation
Patents and Intellectual Property
Oil and Gas Litigation
Patent Local Counsel Services in the Northern and Western Districts of Texas

Baylor University School of Law
J.D. 1987
Baylor University
B.A. with Business concentration (with honors), 1985

State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Tarrant County Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Eldon B. Mahon Chapter, American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench

State of Texas
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

United States District Court, Western District of Texas
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Cornerstone Assistance Network, board member 2003 to present, board chair 2008 to present
Baylor Law Fort Worth Steering Committee, 2014-2019

Speaker and author, Jury Innovations, Tarrant County Bar Seminar, 2002
Speaker and author, Lender Liability Update, 1991 State Bar Advanced DTPA-Consumer Law Course
Speaker and author, Usury Update, 1991 Tarrant County Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Business Torts Seminar
Co-author, Senate Bill 413 and the Prospect for Change in Existing Common Law and Statutory Theories of Lender Liability, 14 Caveat Vendor 83 (1989)
Co-author, Civil RICO, 1989 Federal Practice Seminar

Mike has been accorded the highest Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent.
Named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, 2011-2021
Named to Fort Worth, Texas Magazine’s list of Top Attorneys 2013-2019

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Navigate Legal Challenges with Michael T. Cooke: From his early days in a prominent firm to co-founding Friedman, Suder & Cooke, Mike Cooke has carved out a formidable reputation as a litigator in both the commercial and intellectual property realms. Known for his courtroom victories and a relentless approach mirrored in his marathon runs, Mike embodies dedication and resilience. Whether it’s securing a groundbreaking patent infringement verdict or navigating complex commercial disputes, Mike’s expertise is your asset.

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