7602 Harford Road
Parkville, MD 21234
Frederic L. Cook III, Esq. — Associate Attorney
Frederic, better known as Fred, is the newest member of the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team, having joined us in May 2017. Born and raised in the Hamilton neighborhood of Baltimore, Fred is excited to have the opportunity to join a firm focused on giving back to the community that played such an important role in his early life.
Fred graduated from Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson. As a junior in high school, Fred was given the chance to experience the amazing history department at Gettysburg College after receiving a scholarship to the Civil War Institute. He went on graduate from Gettysburg College in 1994 with a B.A. in History. Fred is a true American history enthusiast, with a particular interest in the Civil War era.
After college, Fred spent five years working as a legal assistant for several Baltimore-area attorneys, until he made the move to Little Rock, Arkansas to serve as the clubhouse manager for the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team. Over the next five years, Fred had the opportunity to work for other major and minor league baseball teams, particularly the St. Louis Cardinals, Carolina Mudcats, and Colorado Rockies.
In 2004, Fred moved back to his home state of Maryland to return to work as a legal assistant while applying to law school. He went on to attend Widener Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as an evening student, simultaneously commuting to work full-time for a family law practitioner in Columbia, Maryland. Fred graduated with his J.D. in May 2009 and passed the Maryland bar in December 2009.
Fred now lives in Bel Air, Maryland with his wife, his 3-year-old daughter, his 4-year-old son, and his 11-year-old stepdaughter. In addition to being a history buff, Fred is a player and collector of tabletop hex and counter wargames, as well as a classic film aficionado and Star Trek, “fan…atic,” as he puts it.
Fred has experience with many types of law, including personal injury, family law, wage and hour law, unemployment appeals, social security disability claims, landlord/tenant law, and contract disputes. In addition to being a member of the Maryland bar, he is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. Fred was also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in 2010, and, unsurprisingly, is a member of the Baltimore Civil War Roundtable, which meets in Parkville.
- Widener Law School (J.D., 2009)
- Gettysburg College (B.A., 1994)
- Maryland, December 2009
- United States District Court for Maryland, 2010
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Member, Baltimore Civil War Roundtable
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