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General Background

My wife, Aarionna Hook, and two daughters, Arya and Anastasia, keep me busy with family and school activities.


I grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, near the former Indian Springs shopping mall and later near the former Bethany Medical Center. After moving out to Olathe, Kansas, in 2002 for about two years, I returned to Kansas City, Kansas. When I started at KU Law in 2015, I relocated to Lawrence, Kansas, and remain there with my family.

Naming Confusion
Why Coder7?

I acquired this domain back in 2002, when short domain names were still available. At the time, I did a lot of coding (primarily in PHP), and seven was (and remains) my favorite number. I’ve used this domain for a variety of things over the years, and have had a couple of requests from others to buy the domain from me because they operate a business somewhere by the same name. I’m not affiliated with any of them, and I’m the first and only registrant of I use this domain for things that are separate from my law firm, which exists over at

Are you “that” Bradley Hook?

There are others out there that share my name. One of the more notable ones is this guy. Amusingly, I encountered him when Googling my name and found his resume on his website. At the time, we had very similar skills, and it was somewhat eerie. But, he was also on the other side of the planet. Years later, we ended up encountering each other on Facebook and friended each other for the amusement factor. I also bought one of his books to put on the table in my office for amusement. I’m sure it’s a good read, but I’ll admit I’ve never had the free time to sit down and read it. But, regardless, the point of this paragraph is to point out that I’m not him, and he’s not me. Our career trajectories have taken very different directions since those early days in technology, so it shouldn’t be hard to tell us apart anymore.

University of Kansas School of Law

2018 – Juris Doctor, GPA 3.57, Class Rank 19/119

University of Missouri – Kansas City

2014 – Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, GPA 4.0, Summa Cum Laude as an Honors Scholar

Favorite Professors: Gayle Levy (Honors Program) and Bruce Bubacz (Philosophy Department)

Kansas City Kansas Community College

2012 – Associate’s Degree in General Studies, GPA 4.0, Summa Cum Laude with Honors

Professional Experience
KanREN, Inc.

Special Projects Consultant – July 2023 to Present

  • Provide support for special projects, including oversight of the deployment of a next generation optical line system on a statewide dark fiber network running 800Gbps optical waves between 14 points of presence.
  • Provide support during transition to the new permanent Executive Director.

Interim Executive Director – September 2022 to July 2023

  • Oversaw all executive, business, and technical operations of the organization after the sudden departure of several key staff members.
  • Interacted with the board of directors, key stakeholders, vendors, and other business partners to ensure the organization kept operating as smoothly as possible during a significant change in leadership.
  • Guided the organization through a substantial revision of governance structure.
Hook Law Office Chartered

Owner/Attorney – January 2021 to Present

  • As a small solo practitioner, conducted all business affairs of the firm.
  • Served on the Douglas County criminal defense appointments panel for two years.
  • Represented several clients in criminal and civil matters in Kansas State and Federal Courts.
Quinn Law Chartered/Strozier Hook Chartered

Junior Partner – February 2020 to December 2020

  • Represented numerous clients in Personal Injury cases in Kansas State Court and the Western District of Missouri Federal Court.
  • Oversaw the transition of the firm when the former owner retired.
  • Oversaw the dissolution of the firm when the Senior Partner resigned.
Kansas Court of Appeals

Research Attorney – August 2018 to January 2020

  • Independently researched appellate cases and applicable law to provide analysis and recommendations to the court. Also reviewed cases for appellate jurisdiction, wrote case summaries for published cases, and prepared draft opinions for select cases.
Johnson County District Attorney

Prosecution Intern – August 2017 to May 2018

  • Worked side-by-side with prosecutors in developing cases, drafting criminal complaints, and appearing in court in both preliminary hearings and trials. First-chaired and second-chaired jury trials to verdict.
Stevens & Brand LLP

Law Clerk – October 2016 to August 2017

  • Drafted contracts for use between private entities and government agencies.
  • Researched legal issues and prepared memoranda for topics including employment disputes, secured transactions, bankruptcy, and land use.
  • Drafted motions in limine and motions for summary judgment for criminal defense cases in both state and federal courts.
University of Kansas School of Law

Teaching Assistant – August 2016 to May 2018

  • Provided direct support to first year law students in their fundamental lawyering skills class, with a strong focus on legal writing and legal citation skills.
KU Innovation Park (formerly the Bioscience and Technology Business Center)

Business Intern – January 2017 to January 2018

  • Provided research and analysis for various park tenants on a wide range of business undertakings.
  • Provided research and analysis for park expansion project.
Johnson County District Court

Judicial Intern – Summer 2016

  • Researched criminal law issues as requested for active cases.
  • Prepared memoranda on criminal topics requiring in-depth analysis.
  • Drafted orders for judges on topics including attorney-client privilege, prosecutorial ethics, and statutory interpretation.
Kansas State School for the Blind and Kansas School for the Deaf

Information Technology and Management Positions – February 2000 to August 2018

  • Managed and supported all information technology resources and personnel spanning over twenty buildings in two cities.
  • Negotiated multiple statewide contracts.
  • Participated in the executive team which merged the administration of two state agencies.
  • Developed and presented substantial revisions of all agency policies to the schools’ governing body.
  • Assisted in resolving a multi-year budget shortfall crises as the project lead on in-depth financial data analysis.
  • Evaluated website accessibility on behalf of the state for the initial launch of the website in 2005.
  • Presented at several local, regional, national, and international conferences on a variety of technical topics, including website accessibility, cloud storage, and network design.
  • Bradley Hook, Minimizing Inverted Privilege: An Argument for Higher Standards for Defense Motions to Determine Competency, 27 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol. 125 (2018).
Community Activities
  • Executive Committee Member for the Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court.
  • Past-Master and Lifetime Member in Delaware Masonic Lodge No 96 A.F & A.M., Kansas City, Kansas.
Interests and Hobbies
  • Studying Ancient Greek Philosophy in the original language.
  • Amateur Photography: bradleyhookphotog on Instagram.
  • Archery with the family.
  • RPG videogames (primarily from Bethesda).
  • Woodworking in my home shop.