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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$114 Million Jury Verdict for an electrical lineman who suffered electrical burns that resulted in double arm amputations d ue to the use of a defective aerial lift while working on power lines.
Record $104 Million Jury Verdict for two victims were rendered quadriplegic. The brothers dove off of a city pier that was unattended by a life guard and did not have adequate warning signs for the potential danger.
$100 Million Jury Verdict for a mother and child who were struck by a car as pedestrians.
$80 Million Jury Verdict on behalf of a woman who was defrauded by Orkin resulting in her home being destroyed by termites. This was the largest civil verdict in the history of Macon County, Alabama.
$76 Million Verdict against New York City when NYPD undercover officers mistakenly thought that 2 male passengers of a vehicle might have drugs. The two victims were unjustifiably beaten to the point where one of the passengers suffered brain damage. No weapons or drugs were found in the victim’s vehicle.
$75 Million Settlement for victims in a wrongful death and personal injury suit when scaffolding fell from the John Hancock building in Chicago. The Firm’s wrongful death client’s award was 14.1% of the $75 Million settlement amount in the case involving these injury and death claims.
$70 Million Settlement for Florida residents whose property was contaminated by Conoco Phillips when a toxic plume spread from an old A grico Chemical Company Fertilizer plant.
Record $67 Million Jury Verdict on behalf of the family of a victim who was unlawfully tortured and executed by The Republic of Cuba.
$55.4 Million Jury Verdict for a twenty-eight year old medical technician was paralyzed after her vehicle crashed into an embankment due to the unraveling of the tread on her tires. The verdict against Continental General Tire, Inc. was the first trial involving tread separation to take place after the massive national tire recalls. It is also the highest verdict to date involving tire tread blowout.
$55 Million Recovery for a community whose neighborhood was contaminated by chemical creosote.
$51.4 Million Jury Verdict for a young girl who fell beneath the wheels of a streetcar in New Orleans resulting in her right forearm being crushed.
$45.6 Million Jury Verdict for a real estate transaction in which legal malpractice, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty involving the concealment of a conflict of interest took place.
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.