Madeline Cook’s practice focuses on complex insurance coverage disputes and bad-faith litigation. She counsels insurers in all phases of litigation.

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Madeline worked for a DC-based boutique employment law firm. Here, 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 antiretaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the antiretaliation provisions of the False Claims Act. She also handled whistleblower claims under the False Claims Act, through the FIRREA/FIAFEA whistleblower program, and through 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)


  • Co-Author, "Chapter 8 Allocating Defense Costs," The Insurer’s Duty to Defend: Issues and Analysis (ABA 2024)


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