Bowling Green Attorney Matthew P. Cook has been elected Vice-President of the Kentucky Bar Association. Cook is a partner at the law firm Kerrick Bachert, which has offices in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, and Glasgow. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.
Cook is a former President of the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association and is a past recipient of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association’s Gwyneth Davis Outstanding Public Service Award.
The Kentucky Bar Association (“KBA”) is an independent agency of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. The KBA’s authority to regulate the legal profession in Kentucky, delegated by the Kentucky Supreme Court through rules, is derived from the Kentucky Constitution. Currently, the KBA serves nearly 20,000 Kentucky licensed attorneys. Cook is completing his third term as a member of the KBA Board of Governors and is also Chair of the KBA Rules Committee and is a member of its Budget and Finance Committee and its Artificial Intelligence Task Force. He will be installed as the KBA Vice-President in May 2024 at the Association’s annual convention in Covington.