J. Spencer Cook

J. Spencer Cook

Winston-Salem, N.C.
336.631.1060 - office


  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 2012
  • Wake Forest University Summer Management Program, 2010
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2016


  • North Carolina State Bar
Mr. Cook’s primary area of practice is litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment law matters and construction law matters.

Representative Experience

  • Assisting in general litigation matters, including research, pleadings, discovery, depositions and trial preparation
  • Advising employers in the full array of labor and employment law
  • Defending employers in employment litigation and in state and federal agency investigations or charges
  • Representing construction industry clients in a variety of commercial and residential construction litigation
  • Generating mediation and position statements in response to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Awards & Distinctions

  • Recipient, Patrick L. Hardin Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law
  • Editor, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
  • Member, University of Tennessee College of Law Moot Court Board
  • Recipient, CALI Excellence Award: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Work History

  • Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Summer Associate, 2015
  • Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Summer Legal Extern, 2014
  • Forward Air, Inc., Legal/Human Resources Assistant, 2012-2013


Community Affiliations

  • Wake Forest University Athletics Deacon Club Member
  • Relay for Life at Chapel Hill, 2009, 2011, 2012
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