The Cochran Firm
Founded over 50 years ago, The Cochran Firm is one of the nation's premier plaintiffs' litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, civil rights, product liability, and criminal defense law firms. With regional offices throughout the United States, The Firm is a diverse group of highly esteemed and experienced men and women, dedicated to bringing quality representation for injured people and their families.
The attorneys with The Cochran Firm handle the most challenging civil cases involving personal injury, product and drug liability, wrongful death, fraud, truck and automobile accidents, medical malpractice, environmental pollution, complex and commercial litigation, class action, mass torts and nursing home abuse. We are devoted to handling cases for all people with civil claims due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of others. Additionally, our criminal defense attorneys aggressively defend those clients charged with criminal offenses by developing strategies that will most effectively shape their cases.
All of our civil cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. This means our fee is solely based on a percentage of the money we recover for you. The initial consultation is free. If there is no financial recovery, then we charge no fee.
This allows our attorneys to represent individuals who otherwise might not have the money to hire a lawyer. Our criminal defense cases are handled on a case-by-case basis. The nature of the charge and the complexity of the case will determine the fee. A free consultation is given on all cases.
Our partners have practiced law in courtrooms throughout the United States for over five decades. We handle each case in the appropriate state, based on its licenses and regulations. We have access to the best technical support and resources available, which allows us to fight major corporations and insurance companies on behalf of our clients.
The Firm’s experience and resources allow us to take on corporate giants, but the greatest strength of our firm is the determination of the lawyers and support staff to help injured people obtain justice and fair compensation.
With billions of dollars obtained in verdicts, settlements and judgements, the lawyers of The Cochran Firm have won 10 unprecedented verdicts in excess of $100 Million each… and hundreds of verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 Million. See for a sample of some of our verdicts and settlements.
The Cochran Firm is one of the nation’s largest personal injury, truck accident, & medical malpractice law firms with some of the most aggressive personal injury attorneys, known for their tireless and effective legal representation.
The Cochran Firm’s mission is to serve the Nation with a diverse group of talented men and women dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation for injured people, their families and those who are in need.
Through our work we will promote respect, compassion and understanding for all people no matter their race, religion or political beliefs. Whether a civil rights violation, a serious injury wrongfully imposed or a tragic human death, The Cochran Firm will always fight for justice.
Contact The Cochran Firm today to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney in your area. We offer FREE consultations in-person and over the phone. Call 1-800-THE-FIRM to get the legal representation that you deserve. No Fee Charged if No Recovery.
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$1.6 Billion Jury Verdict for a client for breach of their insurance contract. The lawsuit against Southwestern Life Insurance Company included the company stealing insurance premiums and allowing several insurance policies of family members to lapse and was the largest civil verdict in the U.S. in 2004.
Over $1 Billion in recoveries for victims of the weight loss drug Fen – Phen. The lawsuit was against the manufacturer American Home Products.
$700 Million Judgement and Settlement against a chemical plant when the chemical PCB was allowed to migrate off site resulting in property damage and personal injuries. (Tolbert v. Monsanto Co., et al., United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama).
$700 Million Jury Verdict recovered for the family of a young man who was brutally beaten and burned alive.
$505.1 Million Jury Verdict for a client who underwent a routine colonoscopy. The plaintiff sued Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Baxter Healthcare Corp. and McKesson Corp for giving the client the anesthesia propofol from a 50 ml vial that had bee reused from another patient, resulting in the victim developing hepatitis C several weeks after the procedure.
$390 Million Verdict against DuPont for creating a 112 acre waste site that put residents at risk of disease, including cancer, heart disease, and lead poisoning.
$381 Million Jury Verdict on behalf of residents of Spelter, West Virginia who were put at risk of cancer, heart disease and lead poisoning when E.I. DuPont negligently created a 112 – acre zinc waste site in their community. DuPont was ordered to pay for the clean up of the property and medical monitoring for the residents of the community Settlement for racial discrimination against the John Deere Company. Our client was a 30 – year employee who was twice denied ownership of a dealership and the results of his case included a mandate for the John Deere Company to create at least 20 African American owned dealerships by 2014.
$240 Million Jury Verdict for breaching a confidential relationship, stealing trade secrets, & breaking an implied contract. The lawsuit was brought against The Walt Disney Company.
Over $200 Million against NASCAR in added shareholder value for breach of contract on behalf of the corporation’s shareholders. The plaintiff claimed that NASCAR had conspired with its sister corporation to illegally restrain trade.
$197 Million Jury Verdict for plaintiffs injured when their rental vehicle, which was insufficiently equipped with seatbelts, struck a disabled tractor trailer truck. This is the largest personal injury verdict of any kind in the history of the state of New York.
Record $192.5 Million Settlement for racial discrimination against the Coca-Cola Company, the largest settlement for a racial discrimination case against a private employer
$182.5 Million Jury Verdict against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Baxter Healthcare Corp. and McKesson Corp who gave 3 clients contaminated vials propofal that resulted in the individuals contracting hepatitis C.
Our firm remains devoted to handling cases for common, everyday people who have civil claims. We handle civil cases such as personal injury or wrongful death cases for accident victims, as well as cases for consumers, workers and average citizens who have been injured by the negligence or wrongful conduct of others. The Firm also handles select criminal defense cases for those clients who have been charged with criminal offenses.
The Cochran Firm is diverse and experienced. Our lawyers have access to the best technical support and resources. These resources are essential to fight big corporations and insurance companies on behalf of our clients. Perhaps our greatest strength of The Firm is the determination to help injured people obtain justice and fair compensation, and the record of significant results that we have obtained for our clients.
Our civil cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. This is a fee based solely on a percentage of the money we recover for our clients. The initial consultation we have with our clients is free. If there is no financial recovery for the client, then we charge no fee. This allows our partners to represent individuals who might not otherwise have the money to hire a lawyer. Our criminal defense cases are handled on a case-by-case basis. The nature of the charge and the complexity of the case will determine the fee.