Jared Cook

Jared Cook

Senior Counsel

(585) 899-1408


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Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Law
  • Class & Collective Actions
Practice Locations
  • Rochester, NY

Jared Cook is a Senior Counsel in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Rochester office, where he focuses his practice on federal and state labor and employment and commercial litigation.

The bulk of Jared’s litigation experience is in employment law, handling both large class and collective actions and single-plaintiff cases. He has represented both employees and employers in wage and hour cases ranging from tip credit issues to off-the-clock claims under federal law and under the laws of various states, especially in the health care and restaurant industries. Jared has also represented employees in disability discrimination and religious discrimination cases and has advised hundreds of clients, both employees and employers, about their rights and obligations in almost every aspect of employment law.

Jared has also expanded his practice beyond employment law and has developed experience representing construction firms and other commercial parties in contract disputes all over Western New York, as well as experience with shareholder disputes, real estate disputes, and disputes over wills and estates.

Jared also has a keen interest in religious freedom and other legal issues facing religious organizations. In addition to his experience with religious freedom in the workplace, Jared has served as court-appointed counsel in a religious freedom case involving the religious rights of incarcerated people, and he stays up-to-date with legal developments affecting religious organizations.

Jared has experience with all stages of litigation, from investigating a case and filing a complaint to complex discovery and enforcing judgments, but one of his biggest strengths is in complex motions and appeals. Jared has won appellate victories for his clients, both reversing lower court decisions against them, and successfully defending lower court decisions in their favor on appeal.

Jared lives in Pittsford, NY, with his wife, their daughter, and two sons. He is actively involved in local government. He has served as the chair of the Village of Pittsford Board of Ethics, and he currently serves as a member of the Village of Pittsford Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. He also serves actively in his church community, and he enjoys cycling, backpacking, skiing, rock and ice climbing, fly fishing, writing, and cooking with friends and family.

Court & Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • University of Minnesota, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 2006

Reported Decisions:

  • Exit 52 E. Truck Stop, Inc. v. Joe Legno’s Riverside Service, Inc. 2023 NY Slip Op 03590 (4th Dept 2023)
  • Great Lakes Anesthesiology, PV. V. Doron Feldman, 213 A.D.3d 1199 (4th Dept 2023)
  • Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Acadia Ins. Co., 200 A.D.3d 1566 (4th Dept 2021)
  • Allington v. Templeton Foundation, 200 A.D.3d 1741 (4th Dept 2021)
  • Haher v. Pelusio, 156 A.D.3d 1381 (4th Dept 2017)

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