Madeline Cook practices insurance defense in matters involving general liability, employer's liability, and other commercial insurance policies. She counsels her clients in all phases of litigation.

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Madeline worked for a DC-based boutique employment law firm. In this role, Madeline handled disputes arising under state and federal anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the anti-retaliation provisions of the False Claims Act. She also handled claims under the False Claims Act through the FIRREA/FIAFEA whistleblower program and the SEC whistleblower program.

While in law school, Madeline served as the secretary for the Law Association for Women and was a member of the International Law in Domestic Courts journal.

Professional Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • National Lawyers' Guild

Honors & Awards

  • The George Washington University Law School
    • Law School and University Gold Recognition for pro bono service (250+ hours)


Outside of the office, Madeline enjoys Pilates, skiing, and exploring the DC food scene.

J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2020

B.A., Political Science, Seattle University, 2017