About Us

Cookson & Cromer, PLLC, was originally established in 2003 under the name Gurley & Cookson, PLLC.  After providing quality real estate settlement services in the Raleigh-Durham area for almost ten years, the firm changed its name to Cookson Law, PLLC in February 2013 with Andrew Cookson as sole partner. Maggie Cromer became partner in January 2017 and we changed our name to Cookson & Cromer, PLLC.


Andrew Cookson, Attorney

Deceased / March 30, 1968 to August 16, 2017

Old Dominion University 1990 B.A. in Political Science

North Carolina Central University 2003 J.D.

After graduating from Old Dominion University, Andrew worked as a realtor in the Wilmington area for a number of years. He then relocated to the Triangle area to attend North Carolina Central University law school. Andrew earned his Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central Universtiy School of Law in 2003 and established the law firm Gurley & Cookson, PLLC in the North Raleigh area. One of Andrew's greatest joys was assisting people in need and he worked to provide quality, friendly legal services. His firm continues to serve the North Raleigh real estate community under the name Cookson & Cromer, PLLC under the direction of Margaret Cromer, who is now the managing attorney.  

Andrew and his wife, Lauren, were happily married for 10 years. Together they enjoyed raising their daughters, traveling, and watching hockey. Andrew was an avid lover of sports particularly, hockey (Go Hurricanes!), baseball (Go Mets!), and golf. One of the highlights of his life was watching the Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup.

Andrew was dearly loved by his family, friends and colleagues and is sorely missed. We love you. 


Maggie Cromer

Maggie Cromer, Attorney

Maggie Cromer is a North Carolina native. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and eventually settled down in the Triangle to follow in her father's footsteps (Joe Hester of Rocky Mount, NC) and pursue her legal career. She obtained her J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Maggie - like Andrew - was a licensed NC Realtor. 

Maggie enjoys baking and spending time with her family. She is married, and has a son and two fur-babies.