Summerville Attorney Bobby Lee Cook is to deliver an address to the Gonzaga University School of Law Alumni in Spokane, Washington.  The following is a press release from the university’s law alumni association:


Gonzaga University School of Law Alumni Association invites current students and the legal profession to the Luvera Lecture Series.

This year’s guest speaker will be Bobby Lee Cook, one of America’s most powerful and legendary trial attorneys. Cook has represented defense clients ranging from moonshiners to Rockefellers. Graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School, he has tried thousands of cases, including more than 300 murder trials, in more than 40 states. He lives in Summerville, Georgia, where he practices law at Cook & Connell. At 82, his pursuit of justice for his clients remains as vigorous as ever. The television show, Matlock, was reportedly based on Cook’s practice and his defense of Savannah socialite Jim Williams helped bring to life John Berendt’s true-crime classic Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

The Luvera Lecture Series is made possible by an endowment from Paul N. Luvera, ’59, and Lita Barnett Luvera, ’77.