Forest Cook has had a private law practice in Austin, Texas for over 40 years. He is board certified in commercial real estate law, residential real estate law, and practices in areas including family law, business law, and civil litigation. He received his BBA in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas at Austin and his JD from the University of Houston Bates College of Law. Forest is passionate about philanthropic work in the local community and has served on the Board of Directors for organizations including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Austin, the Austin Theatre Alliance, Zachary Scott Theatre, and The University of Texas Club. He has served on the Austin Smiles Board of Directors since 1997, including as both Vice Chair and Chair of the Board. Forest is the proud grandfather of grandsons Taso and Phil.