Attorney Harry B. Cook's practice areas include general civil litigation, election law and environmental law. Harry is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. If you find yourself in need of a lawyer as a result of a personal injury or a contract breach or any other wrongdoing, attorney Harry Cook is the tenacious and aggressive lawyer you need to get justice. His fearless approach to civil litigation sets him apart.
Harry B. Cook, Esquire
Harry is an associate attorney at Anastasio Law, where he clerked while maintaining a successful political consultancy, attending night school and working as a student attorney in Widener's Environmental Law Clinic. He is also the recipient of Widener Law's Charles Zency Memorial Award in Environmental Law.
Harry is an AmeriCorps alumnus who served with City Year of Greater Philadelphia. He is a cum laude graduate of the Widener University School of Law with a certificate in Environmental Law and holds an M.L.A with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania with a certificate in Urban Studies and a B.A. in Political Communications from the George Washington University.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Harry sat at the nexus of media organizations including NBC News, CNN, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, & advocacy groups such as Common Cause, Voter Action, People For The American Way, The Advancement Project, The Reform Institute, The League of Women Voters & the NAACP-National Voter Fund, as well as academic partners like the University of Pennsylvania Law School & technology partners to build & operate the largest voter hotline and election information system in the United States.
Harry's work led to: the discovery of 40,000 missing absentee ballots in Florida – exposed on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw – leading to the re-issuance of these ballots just days before the 2004 general election; a US Congressional hearing investigating voting irregularities during the primary election season; and a lowered threshold for the distribution of emergency paper ballots as a result of NAACP-SCP v. Cortes on the eve of the 2008 Election. He has worked closely with government agencies, advocacy groups & voters to identify best practices and evaluate the capacities of a strained electoral system.
In addition, Harry’s work has been presented at symposia at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University. He's been quoted in, interviewed by, or advised on background, the Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wired.com’s Threat Level, POTUS 08, MSNBC, FOX, American News Project, Philadelphia Citypaper and Alternet Foundation’s 2008 Voting Guide. He has also provided guidance and testimony in a variety of ballot access & voting rights cases. So when you need a lawyer to who will fight for you every step of the way, come to attorney Harry Cook of Anastasio Law. And we wont let go until there's justice.
A long-time resident of Center City Philadelphia, Harry now resides in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife and two children.