Over 100 Years Of Service

Janice J. Cook

  • Counsel





I am fortunate to both live in the Berkshires and also to work in areas of law that give me such personal satisfaction. 

Estate planning, including the writing of wills and trusts, and other asset protection planning, often can result in very significant financial benefits for our clients and their families.  At this firm, we work diligently in assisting those faced with serious legal and financial issues that may result from the death of a family member or friend, and in helping clients develop a plan for their own future security.  I very much enjoy the process of creating legal documents.  Using the right words in a concise way is critically important in meeting clients’ objectives.  I believe that our service in this area can give clients peace of mind in knowing that all appropriate steps have been taken to achieve their goals.

Areas Of Practice

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
  • Elder Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.A. - 1970

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Berkshire Bar Association
  • Berkshire County Estate Planning Council
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • MCLA Foundation Investment Advisory Board
  • Past President, Williamstown Community Chest
  • Community Legal Aid, Board of Directors

Practice Areas