Firm History


Cook Yancey King & Galloway

Established as Cook & Cook in 1914, and known as Cook, Clark, Egan, Yancey & King from 1957 until 1980, the firm was then incorporated and became Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, APLC. Through the years it has maintained a reputation of excellence in the field of law, and is known for providing quality services.

As the largest Louisiana law Firm headquartered north of Baton Rouge, Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway currently consists of 34 attorneys and a support staff of 60 employees. Considered a full service law firm, areas of particular focus include business and personal taxation; management labor and employment issues; trusts, probate, estate planning and elder law; railroad and commercial carrier litigation; oil and gas and environmental law; health care law; public sector law; intellectual property; products liability and professional liability; gaming law; corporate, banking, and business and securities transactions; insurance defense, and toxic tort litigation. In addition to its extensive and diverse client base of individuals, public entities, small businesses, and larger corporate entities, the firm also serves as local counsel to national firms with a need for legal services in the Shreveport Bossier City area. To better serve the needs of their clients with interests outside the state of Louisiana, the firm has attorneys admitted to practice in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Maryland, Washington D.C., and Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Georgia, and Illinois.

Herschel E. Richard attributes the continued success of the firm to “understanding the needs and the business of the clients in order to contribute to the success of the clients.”

All of the firm’s attorneys strive for excellence in their profession, and many have held noteworthy positions of leadership in professional organizations as well as the community at large. Attorneys from the firm have consistently been selected to appear in The Best Lawyers in America, a publication featuring lawyers chosen as best in their jurisdiction in certain designated specialties. The firm also has attorneys who are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. These organizations are composed of the best of the legal bar in trial and mortgage disciplines from the United States and Canada.

The firm wholly owns Riverbend Title Company, Inc. Riverbend is managed by four of the firm’s shareholders and handles all types of real estate transactions, specializing however in commercial transactions that involve issuing owner’s and/or loan title insurance policies.

From its offices located in the Regions Bank Tower in downtown Shreveport, Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway continues to serve effectively its local, regional and national clients utilizing the highest standards, and to contribute to the community through participation in many civic, charitable, and business organizations.