The Cochran Firm Atlanta

The Cochran Firm

About Us

About The 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.


Practice Areas

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.

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Our Mission

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. 

No Fees

No fee charged if no recovery


Our call center staff is available 24/7 to hear your case.

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Phone Number:
(404) 222-9922
Managing Attorney: 
Hezekiah Sistrunk, Jr.


Phone Number:
(312) 262-2880
Managing Attorney: 
Melvin L. Brooks

Los Angeles

Phone Number:
(323) 435-8205
Managing Attorney: 
Brian T. Dunn

New York

Phone Number:
(212) 553-9215
Managing Attorney: 
Derek Sells


Office Locations

The Cochran Firm is a national law firm with offices conveniently located throughout the United States. Our Firm has partners and attorneys in over 40 different regional offices. At The Cochran Firm, we want our clients to benefit from the experience and resources our collective offices and attorneys can offer. Find out more about each office so you can make the right choice of location and practice areas or feel free to contact our National toll free number 1-800-The-Firm.

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Meet Our Attorneys



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United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Michigan (Pending)

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Johnnie Cochran's Signature in Gold
Founding Partner
Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.
1937 - 2005

Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.

October 2, 1937 – March 29, 2005

Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. has been recognized as an outstanding trial lawyer, civil libertarian and philanthropist throughout the world. As a seasoned litigator, Johnnie was considered to be one of the leading authorities on the criminal and civil justice system, as well as an international leader in the legal profession.

Mr. Cochran’s story is one of great trials and great success; his grace as a man only equaled by the fierceness with which he defended his clients. Follow along as we tell the great litigator’s rise from Shreveport, Louisiana to being known as one of the most influential and important attorneys of all time. This is the Cochran story.

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Community Matters

Community outreach is very important to our firm and our partners across the country are dedicated to continuing our commitment to the people in our neighborhoods. From sponsoring local events and back-to-school supply drives to mentor programs and scholarships, our attorneys believe that investing in our future and community is a vital part of our firm's mission.

  • African World Festival
    Austin Drive Senior Center
    AVID College/Career Preparedness
    C5 Youth Foundation - Atlanta
    Career Day for local schools
    Cinderella’s Closet
    Chicago Legal Defense Fund
    Chosen Heirs Foundation
    Covenant Hospice
    Downtown Hoops Classic Tournament
    Eden Village for Homeless Women and Children
    Food Bank Local Chapters
    Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation
    Gate City Bar Assn. Law Clinic
    Hope House - New Orleans

  • Hosea Feed the Homeless
    Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Middle School Debate Mentoring Program
    Johnnie L. Cochran Foundation
    Johnnie L.. Cochran High School Basketball Classic
    Johnnie L. Cochran Public Service Award - Loyola Law School
    Juneteenth Sponsorships - Local Celebrations
    Just the Beginning Foundation
    Lafayette Elementary School Class Adopters
    Langston Bar Assn. Scholarship
    Los Angeles Southwest Community College
    Loyola Law School Scholarship Program
    Free Local Law Clinics

  • Miami Children’s Museum
    Noah’s Ark & Company, Inc.
    Project Destiny
    Operation Push/Rainbow Collection
    SOLACE PROGRAM New Orleans Cancer Support
    Spectrum Center for Autism
    Star Struck Foundation
    Students Without Mothers
    Taste of Soul
    Teen Court Learning Conflict Resolution
    Trial Advocacy Team - Loyola Law School
    Youth Sports Team Sponsorships
    Volunteer Lawyers Program for Legal Services of Alabama

Verdicts and Top Settlements

Confidential Settlement

Confidential Settlement

Confidential Settlement against Borgwarner and the Kuhlman Corporation on behalf of the City of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, for contamination to city owned property and Lake with PCBs.

Confidential Settlement

Confidential Settlement

Confidential Settlement against FirstEnergy on behalf of dozens of Pennsylvania and West Virginia property owners whose properties were adversely affected by the largest coal ash inbound in the United States.

Confidential Settlements

Confidential Settlements

Confidential Settlements against Uniroyal on behalf of numerous plaintiffs who suffered personal injury and death as a result of defective tire failures.

Confidential Settlements

Confidential Settlements

Confidential Settlements for the families of victim s who died in the horrible NHC Nursing Home fire that took the lives of 20 residents. The case resulted in a mandate that all nursing homes in Tennessee must have smoke detectors in each room.

Confidential Settlement

Confidential Settlement

Confidential 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.

Confidential Settlements

Confidential Settlements

Confidential Settlements for admitted aircraft defective design against Alaska Airlines and Boeing. The faulty design resulted in an airline crash off the coast of California.

Representation of “The Ferrari Guy”

Representation of “The Ferrari Guy”

Representation of “The Ferrari Guy” Steven Ericsson the Swedish businessman who allegedly crashed a Ferrari in so on Pacific Coast highway along Malibu coast in 2006 which resulted in a hung jury and received extensive media coverage. 

Not Guilty Verdict

Not Guilty Verdict

Not Guilty Verdict of continuing criminal enterprise for the alleged leader of a Tuscan drug ring who reportedly used his Tuscan based trucking company in an Interstate drug distribution ring. 


Acquittal of former HealthSouth CEO Richard scrushy of a white collar charges involved in allegedly directing a massive 2.7 billion dollar earnings overstatement the only successful defense of a defendant charged under the sarbanes Oxley act

Overturned Murder Conviction

Overturned Murder Conviction

Overturned Murder Conviction of Elmer Geronimo Pratt who was wrongfully jailed for over 20 years for a murder he did not commit.

Successful Representation of Numerous High Profile Clients

Successful Representation of Numerous High Profile Clients

Successful Representation of Numerous High Profile Clients including Sean puffy Combs OJ Simpson Snoop Dogg Michael Jackson Tupac Shakur Todd bridges Riddick Bowe Jim Brown Latrell Sprewell.

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The Cochran firm is constantly recognized for extraordinary legal work on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys have obtained remarkable case results and received national acclaim for courtroom successes. These honors and awards have been documented by many of the legal profession's most influential publications an esteemed organizations

The Cochran firm has an impressive scorecard with a stable of heavyweight lawyers” – The National Law Journal

Awards and Recognition

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