Nancy Douglas Cook

Attorney at Law
Practice Areas: Family Law (100%)
Admitted: 1995
Virginia Law School: University of Richmond, J.D.


Nancy Cook is the founding partner of Family Law Associates of Richmond, P.C., who retired in July, 2020.   Nancy’s interest in family law developed during her twenty-year stint as a court reporter while covering all types of litigation throughout Virginia. Graduating from the University of Richmond School of Law, she chose to limit her practice to family law, and more recently has focused on collaborative practice, a teamwork approach to resolving problems of divorce and related issues with dignity and civility. Occasionally serving as a guardian ad litem, she is also an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Richmond’s School of Law and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Nancy is also available to serve as a third-party neutral mediator to help facilitate a settlement between parties.  Nancy and her husband, Bruce, live in Henrico County and have two grown children and seven grandchildren. She is very active with her church and regularly volunteers at Hope Thrift. Nancy is the author of Maggie in the Middle, published by Infinity Publishing, a story written from a young girl’s perspective about her parents’ custody battle.



Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, University of Alabama
Juris Doctor from T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Representative to Virginia Bar Association’s Coalition Committee on Family Law Legislation from 1999 – 2008
Richmond Metropolitan Family Law Bar Association President 2007/2008
Family Law Section of Virginia State Bar
John Marshall Inn of Court, Executive Committee 2003-2006 and 2008-2011
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Virginia Collaborative Professionals, Chair 2018
Collaborative Professionals of Richmond, Low-Bono Committee Chair

Honors and Awards:

“Virginia Business” magazine conducted a statewide survey of members of the Virginia Bar Association to compile a list of “The Legal Elite, the Best Lawyers in Virginia.” For more than ten years, Nancy Cook has been listed among the top Family/Domestic Relations lawyers in Virginia.

Nancy has been listed in the Virginia Super Lawyers since 2015.

Past Employment Positions

Morano, Colan & Butler, 1994 – 2000
Morano, Colan, Cook & Butler, Partner, 2000 – 2004
ButlerCook, LLP, Partner 2004 – 2009
Family Law Associates of Richmond, P.C. 2009 – 2020