Fred started litigating in Harris County in 1982 and joined Wilson Cribbs + Goren in 1997. His commercial litigation practice covers a wide range of business, banking, real estate and construction matters. Fred has also been helping parties to resolve their conflicts as a mediator since 1996.

Fred’s litigation cases primarily involve disputes between developers, conflicts over the use of real estate, disputes with lenders, disagreements involving homeowner associations and land use cases involving government agencies. Fred has found his 37 years of experience analyzing problems, legal issues to be invaluable to the development of a sound legal strategy and a plan of action for the client.

Both as a mediator and a staunch advocate for his clients, Fred has a knack for keeping the parties on track to a resolution. Over the years he has also learned the value of treating all those involved, including the opposing counsel and party, with honesty and respect.  

Fred obtained his B.A., magna cum laude, from Wabash College in 1979 and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1982. He has the highest Martindale Hubble ratings from fellow attorneys and area judges.

Fred is a member of Christchurch Presbyterian, formerly known as Bellaire Presbyterian Church, where his is an Elder, Youth Leader, a former member of the Pastor Nominating Committee and the General Presbyter Nominating Committee, and a Sunday School Teacher.

Board Certified Fred Cook


  • Business Litigation


  • B.A., Wabash College, 1979, magna cum laude
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1982
    • Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Associate Editor
    • Vanderbilt International Law Society, President

+Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
    • Litigation
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Construction Law
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Litigation
      • Director, 2000-2002
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Construction Law
  • All courts in Texas, including the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

+Community Involvement

  • Bellaire Chapter of Caring for Children Foundation, 1992-1995, Initial Steering Committee
  • Bellaire Presbyterian Church
    • Elder, Youth Leader, Pastor Nominating Committee Member,Sunday School Teacher
  • Presbytery of New Covenant
    • former Trustee, former member- Extension Committee, Business Affairs Committee, General Presbyter Nominating Committee, Connections Committee member, Commissioner to General Assembly (2000)
  • General Assembly of Presbyterian Church (USA)
    • Commissioner, 2000
  • Texas Conference of Churches
    • Director 1999-2003