J. Spencer Cook
Winston-Salem, NC
office 336.631.1060
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Publications & Presentations
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources
  • Results

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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • North Carolina State Bar


  • American Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Case Commentary, M&G Polymers USA, L.L.C. v. Tackett, 17 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 197 (2015) 
  • Cook, Spencer and Franklyn, Garett, “In Re SkyMall: The Crash of SkyMall and the Take Off of 363(b) Sales” (2016). Chapter 11 Case Studies

Community Involvement

  • Wake Forest University Athletics Deacon Club Member
  • Relay for Life at Chapel Hill, 2009, 2011, 2012
SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 2, 2018 Be Careful What You Ask For: Asking a Job Applicant About Previous Pay May Violate the Equal Pay Act SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights: Issue 1, 2018 #MeToo Movement Creates Change in Tax Code The Site Report - Construction Law Insights: Issue 1, 2017 Trendy Building Material May Cause Future Problems Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Title VII - The Seventh Circuit Weighs In SuperVision: Labor & Employment Law Insights, Issue 1 2017 Mind the Gap: The Expansion of Pay Equity Laws in 2017 The Construct: Fall 2016 NC Trucking Company Wins Fraud and Unfair Trade Practices Case on All Counts