Brook Ptacek


Brook joined Finch McCranie as a Summer Associate in the Summer of 2018 and continued working for the firm during her final year of law school. In 2019, Brook joined the firm full-time, as the firm’s first-ever hire directly out of law school in over 50 years. Prior to joining Finch McCranie, Brook worked for two years as a paralegal at a personal injury firm focusing on trucking accidents, car accidents, and other personal injury matters.

Brook earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law, graduating with a Pro Bono and Public Service Distinction in 2019. During law school, Brook served as a student clinician for the Investor Advocacy Clinic, which provided her with the opportunity to make a presentation before the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. about her clinical experience and pro bono case work. As a student clinician, Brook assisted clients with security arbitration claims before FINRA and worked closely with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Securities Division investigating securities fraud in the state of Georgia.

In 2017, Brook clerked for the Honorable Judge Doris Downs of Fulton County Superior Court, assisting with the Diversion Court Program and Behavioral Health Treatment Court. Following her clerkship, Brook interned with Fulton County’s District Attorney’s office with the trial circuit division.

Brook was a Dean’s scholar recipient in both law school and undergraduate school. Brook earned her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University New Orleans in 2014, where she mastered in Communications and minored in French. In Fall 2012, Brook attended L’Université de Paris, La Sorbonne in Paris, France, as part of a French-speaking immersion program and earned a certificate in French Cultural Studies.


J.D., Georgia State University
Pro Bono and Public Service Distinction

B.A. in Mass Communication, Loyola University New Orleans

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