Summerville Attorney Bobby Lee Cook Has Died

Summerville, GA Attorney Bobby Lee Cook passed away this morning, according to family members.

Mr. Cook, age 96, was born in the Chattoogaville Community in 1925.  He served in the United States Army in World War II and has practiced law in Chattooga County for over six decades.  Cook was a criminal defense attorney and has taken on high-profile murder cases that earned him a reputation as one of the best defense attorneys in the nation.  Mr. Cook was often cited as the inspiration for Andy Griffith’s character, “Matlock”.

In addition to his time as an attorney, Mr. Cook also represented Chattooga County in the Georgia General Assembly.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced at this time.