Jesse J. Cooke

Jesse J. Cooke

Buffalo, New York

A native to Western New York, Jesse earned his J.D. and M.B.A. from Arizona State University College of Law (now the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law) and Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business after spending a semester abroad in London at Middlesex University as part of his undergraduate studies at Buffalo State College.

For more than a decade, Jesse has concentrated his practice on insurance coverage litigation and has extensive experience in a wide range of first and third-party insurance disputes surrounding general liability, excess liability, homeowners, commercial property, and commercial and personal motor vehicle liability policies. His experience also includes defending self-insured entities, and litigating business disputes and personal injury matters. Jesse's legal and business acumen make him especially suited for complex litigation, and Jesse is proud to put his talents to work in courts throughout New York and Pennsylvania. While in law school, Jesse was an editor of the Arizona State Law Journal. His published contributions include "Beyond an Unfortunate ‘Occurrence': Insurance Coverage and the Equitable Redress of Victims of Sexual Predator Priests", which the law school awarded Best Article. Always committed to helping others, Jesse graduated with Highest Pro Bono Distinction for providing more than 150 hours of volunteer legal services during law school and was honored at graduation with the Dean's Award for his academic achievement and contributions to the community.

Jesse is proud to have completed two marathons, but is prouder to now spend most of his free time running after his two children and three step-children with his wife, Beth.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Defense of Insureds and Self-Insureds
  • Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2006
  • Pennsylvania, 2016


  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Law Journal: Arizona State Law Journal, Editor, 2003 - 2005
  • Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, Tempe, Arizona
    • M.B.A. - 2005
  • State University of New York College at Buffalo
    • B.A.
    • Major: History


  • Intro to Civil Practice Skills: Torts, NYS Bar Association, 2015
  • The Examination Under Oath, The CLM, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Erie County, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Associations, Member, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • The Long Firm, LLP, Partner, 2014 - 2016
  • Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP, Attorney, 2005 - 2014


  • English