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Hezekiah Sistrunk

President

OFFICE LOCATION
Equitable Building Northwest #2600
100 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30303

Hezekiah is a National Partner and President of The Cochran Firm, founded by the legendary Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.  The Cochran Firm is one of the nation’s largest personal injury, medical malpractice, and consumer law firms with some of the most aggressive personal injury attorneys, known for their tireless and effective legal representation. Hezekiah is also Chairman of the National Firm's Executive/Management Committee and the Managing Partner of the Firm's Atlanta Office. He has tried over 100 cases to verdict. Hezekiah and his trial teams have attained verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims and consumers in excess of $1Billion. Hezekiah has authored and lectured on medical professional liability issues, complex litigation matters, including class action and mass tort litigation, and has conducted risk management and risk assessment seminars for various clients. In addition to his trial experience, lecturing and advising clients, Hezekiah has also served as a mediator in hundreds of matters. Mr. Sistrunk’s practice focuses largely on the litigation of complex disputes involving common law, statutory law, contract law, physician and hospital liability law, product liability law, commercial, corporate, and business issues, catastrophic personal injury cases, and class action/ mass torts/pharmaceutical litigation. Over the course of his career, in fact, Mr. Sistrunk has prosecuted and defended hundreds of litigated matters before state courts, federal courts, and administrative agencies and has tried over 100 cases to verdict Mr. Sistrunk has lectured on medical professional liability issues, complex litigation matters including class action and mass tort litigation and has conducted risk management and risk assessment seminars for various clients. In addition to his trial experience, lecturing, and advising clients, Mr. Sistrunk has also served as a mediator in hundreds of matters.

Professional Recognitions
  • "Top 100 Lawyers" in the state of Georgia-National Trial Lawyers Association (2011-2019).  +AV Preeminent* rating-Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (1989-2019)
  • Charter Fellow-Litigation Counsel of America (2007-2019)
  • Men Looking Ahead News Magazine 2011 annual "Power List of Georgia's Most Powerful and Influential Lawyers"
  • Super Lawyers Magazine list of Georgia Super Lawyers (2007-2019)
  • Inducted into the Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame (2011)
  • Inducted as a Fellow into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2012)
  • Clarence Darrow Award during the Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference (2014)
  • The National Bar Association Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. Legacy Award (2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 editions for his work in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs.  In 2019 named “Lawyer of the Year" Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs - in Atlanta
  • President of the National Trial Lawyers (2015)
  • National Trial Lawyers Executive Committee (2008-2019)
  • Lawyers of Color Fourth Annual Power List (2015)
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015-2019)
  • Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2016-2019)
  • National Trial Lawyers The RoundTable, America's 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers (2017-2019)
  • America’ Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (2017-2019)
  • National Trial Lawyers Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame (2018)
  • LAWDRAGON 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers (2019)
Honors & Awards
  • Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame
  • Lawyer of the Year Award, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Atlanta, 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, National Trial Lawyers, 2011 – 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale - Hubbell Law Directory
  • Clarence Darrow Award
  • Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. Award, National Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015 - 2019

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Board of Complex Litigation Lawyers, Founding Member

Education

  • B.A. – With Honors, North Carolina State University
  • J.D. – Duke University Law School, Elv in R. Latty Scholar

Bar Admissions

Georgia

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