J. Cooke

J. Cooke

POB 607
Barrington , IL 60011
Office: 847-277-7950


Ms. Cooke is an Equestrian Technical Advisor,
Litigation Consultant, and Equine/Horse Expert -
with 24 Trials, 75 Depositions, 2 Arbitrations,
1 Mediation, over 200 completed cases as of
May 2016, since 1989.
After over five decades in the equestrian industry
(to include: Horse Showing, Race Horses, Recreational Riding),
among her many areas of equine-related background includes
but not limited to:

Horse Appraisals/Valuations;
Recreational Riding;
Riding Instruction (including handicapped);
Veterinary Care;
Stable Management;
Horse Shows,
Horse Show Management;
Pony Rides;
Trail Riding;
Barrel Racing;
Profit Structure;
Helmets: Protective Headgear;
Leather: Saddles, Bridles, Boots, Harness;
Fencing, Gates, Latches, Snaps;
Race Tracks: Construction, Surface, Railings, Rules/Regulations/Protocol;
Chariots, Carriages, Wagons;
Personal Injury;
Inherent Risks;
Horse-Car Collisions;
English and Western;
Many Equine-Related Activities, Breeds,
Industry Standards of Care, recommended
guidelines, and common industry practices.

Please Click On: "Web Page" for Itemized Background.

Areas of Expertise

  • Animals
  • Horses
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Veterinary

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: University of San Diego Post-Graduate Degree:
ABA Accredited Paralegal Program,
Specialty: Civil Litigation.

Equine Appraisal Institute International-
All Breeds Equine Appraiser;
Methodology: Cost, Market, & Income Approach.

Milton College, Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Potomac Horse Center -
HORSEMASTER Riding Instructor Certification -
Comprehensive Coursework,
Dressage & Combined Training Discipline,
Maryland Department of Education Accredited.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Affiliated or Has Been Affiliated:
AHC - American Horse Council
EMSA - Equestrian Medical Safety Association
USTA - US Trotting Association
USEF - US Equestrian Federation
MFHA - Masters of Foxhounds of America
AQHA - American Quarter Horse Association
IDCTA - Illinois Dressage
& Combined Training Association
USDF - US Dressage Federation.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Certified Riding Instructor
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 200 completed cases.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: See CV
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 75 as of May 2016
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Call
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 24 as of May 2016
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 25 as of November 2015
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 1989
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Equine Education To Substantiate Case,
Technical Advisory and Consultation,
Case Review
Verbal Reports
Written Reports
Case Theory Development
Site Inspections
Risk Assessment
Equine Appraisal
Courtroom Testimony.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Call
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Call
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Call
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Call
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: No hourly travel expense to get to/from,
except an vehicle trip-charge locally.
Pre-paid airline, pre-paid hotel,
& pre-paid car rental/transportation
when & where applicable.


References Available Upon Request