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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$42 Million Jury Verdict on behalf of a client who suffered side effects from the diabetes drug Rezulin. The lawsuit was against Pfizer, parent company of the drug manufacturer Warner Lambert Company.
$40 Million Jury Verdict for a worker who plummeted six floors through an open elevator shaft.
$33.5 Million Jury Verdict against the City of New York for a wrongful death suit resulting from negligent highway design and maintenance
$33 Million Jury Verdict against NYC when a child suffered a serious spinal cord injury after falling from a park sculpture.
$33 Million Jury Verdict for a Miami surgeon against Budget Rent-A-Car and the Los Angeles Police Department when switched license plates let to a traffic stop and ultimately police misconduct.
$33 Million Jury Verdict for a wrongful death suit in the City of New York which was caused by negligent Highway design and maintenance.
$32.9 Million Jury Verdict for an infant and mother. The mother received improper medical procedures after being diagnosed with cancer during her pregnancy which resulted in brain damage to the child and an unnecessary premature delivery.
$32.5 Million Settlement for passengers who were hit by a bus while riding in a van. One of the female clients required seven reconstructive surgeries and TPN intravenous nutrition for the remainder of her life due to severe internal injuries suffered during the crash.
More than $27 Million in Jury Verdicts & Settlements for defective utility bucket trucks that led to victims being injured and burned while employed with electrical power companies.
$27 Million Jury Verdict against The Republic of Cuba when a Cuban spy falsely married a South Florida woman. The spy used the woman to infiltrate the Miami exile community and report to Cuban Intelligence on local Cuban affairs
$25.6 Million Structured Settlement in the second highest settlement ever paid by New York City. The award went to the victim of the Staten Island Ferry accident whose legs had to be amputated above the knee.
$25 Million Jury Verdict the negligence of a paratransit bus driver resulted in a 40 – year – old incomplete quadriplegic fell from his wheelchair on the bus lift. This was the largest verdict for a single personal injury claim in Nevada history.
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.