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The Cochran Firm - 
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cochran Firm – New Orleans was founded by senior partner Jeffrey A. Mitchell, one of the hand-picked partners of the late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. (1937-2005). Mr. Mitchell sits on the 9 member Board of Directors of the Cochran Firm. The Board of Directors runs the firm's day to day operations and is the management arm of the firm.

In the period since The Cochran Firm - New Orleans, was founded, it has been established as not only one of the premier medical malpractice practices in New Orleans and the State of Louisiana, but also in the country. The firm has been recognized as a Bar Registry Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, one of America's most exclusive directories of law firms. Only law firms whose partners maintain an AV rating, (the highest rating possible for a lawyer), can apply to become Bar Registry Firms. Moreover, Mr. Mitchell was one of the first 13 attorneys in Louisiana to attain board certification in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He has been named a Louisiana Super Lawyer and to America’s Best Lawyers.
With offices located in the beautiful high rise Lakeway 2 Building in Metairie, The Cochran Firm - New Orleans, is conveniently located just minutes from downtown where Civil District Court, The Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States Federal Courts and the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit are located.

The lawyers of The Cochran Firm - New Orleans, are admitted to practice and actively try and argue cases in all of these courts. The Cochran Firm - New Orleans, attorneys also routinely handle cases for clients all over the country including Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and California to name a few.

Mr. Mitchell has over 30 years of experience handling traumatic brain injury, trucking and medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured clients. In addition to Mr. Mitchell, Hugo Chanez is an experience medical malpractice attorney in the firm.

Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Chanez are frequent lecturers and have published numerous articles and papers on a wide variety of medical malpractice issues. The firm is also proud of the positions its members have held in the Louisiana Association for Justice. Mr. Mitchell has had the honor to chair the medical malpractice section of the Louisiana Association for Justice. Mr. Mitchell also Chairs the Medical Malpractice Section for the Cochran Firm, U.S.A. Mr. Mitchell has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Association for Justice.

Dr. Gloria Sanchez Quintero is a consulting physician on staff with the firm. Dr. Sanchez is a pathologist, who was trained at the premier medical school in Panama. She is bilingual and provides expert consulting services to the firm.

Dr. Kevin Stephens is a physician, educated and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a lawyer who also serves as a consulting physician and attorney handling cases for the firm.

Amy Cano is a Registered Nurse Paralegal, with more than 12 years of clinical nursing experience in many areas of medicine. She was a nurse supervisor who supervised over 30 nurses in clinical practice. Ms. Cano handles many of the medical aspects of our cases, including research, record review and case screening.

Melanie Cassie is a Registered Nurse Paralegal, with more than 20 years of clinical nursing experience and research who handles our intakes and screening as well as acting as a paralegal on our cases.

The lawyers at The Cochran Firm - New Orleans, have devoted their careers to providing the highest quality legal representation to their clients. They exemplify the tradition of what a lawyer should be to his client by fulfilling the role as attorney and counselor at law. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a serious personal injury, or wrongful death call The Cochran Firm - New Orleans, toll free at 504-309-5000 for a free and personal consultation.
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How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me Win Compensation?
How can our law firm help you today?

The Cochran Firm New Orleans handles personal injury matters on behalf of injured people. We help our clients navigate the complex and detailed world of legal proceedings in an effort to maximize the amount of monetary compensation they can receive to help them rebuild their lives after tragedy strikes.

Unfortunately, not every bad outcome results in a viable legal claim. Each state has their own specific laws which set forth the circumstances under which a person is allowed to bring a claim. Those same laws also dictate the damages that a person is entitled to receive. Our experienced lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and how to exercise them to your maximum benefit in the civil justice system.

We help you evaluate and determine the nature and extent of your potential legal claim with our dedicated intake department, which gathers information from you and coordinates it with our experts to provide you with a free evaluation.

In those instances where a valid legal claim may not be brought under the law, our experts can help provide you with free expertise in understanding what happened to you or your loved one. This can provide an enormous amount of closure in finally getting an answer others refused to provide.

When we take on your case, we provide the full resources of The Cochran FIrm U.S.A. which includes utilizing the expertise of the best and most experienced attorneys for that particular type of case.

Johnnie Cochran instilled in all of his attorneys that the foundation of all successful cases was preparation, preparation, preparation. His legacy lives on in the hand-picked managing partner of The Cochran Firm New Orleans.

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Case Evaluations

The Cochran Firm New Orleans carefully evaluates and screens all incoming calls, referrals, emails and documents from potential new clients. This evaluation and screening process helps our potential new clients to understand their legal rights and their chances of success when we accept their case. Even in instances where we do not undertake a potential client’s representation, our thorough evaluation process provides an expert opinion which can help them achieve closure as to what really happened.

The Cochran Firm New Orleans, has a dedicated Intake Department that is highly trained in the evaluation and screening process. Our managing partner, Mr. Jeffrey Mitchell has developed and written a detailed Intake manual, based on his over 30 years of experience, training our intake coordinators on our intake process. Our intake process provides our potential new clients with a thoughtful and efficient experience when you contact us.

Our intake department is also aided by the top case intake software that has been customized to our process so that every detail, document and opinion can be recorded. It even includes a texting feature that allows potential new clients the ability to text us information during the evaluation process.

Finally, we utilize the nation’s top expert consultants and witnesses to review our potential case intakes for merit. We also employ a registered nurse paralegal, a physician who is also a lawyer and other medically trained staff members.

Of course all of these services are provided to our potential new clients AT NO CHARGE. We only accept a legal fee on cases that we take and recover sums through a settlement or trial. This is true even when, as often occurs, we spend thousands of dollars on experts on a potential case only to find out that there is no viable legal case to pursue.

Let our experienced, trained and dedicated intake department help you with a free case evaluation today!!

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The Cochran Firm is one of the nation’s largest personal injury & medical malpractice law firms with some of the most aggressive and accomplished trial attorneys.
Traumatic Brain Injuries

At least 1.5 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. TBI can happen as focal injuries such as when a head hits a windshield. This direct impact can cause damage to the area of the brain where the initial contact occurred as well as causing the brain to slam against the skull in the opposite direction of the initial blow. Focal lesions in these areas can be seen on brain imaging in many cases.

Diffuse injury is more of a scattered type of injury which may occur when there is a sudden acceleration and deceleration of the head. This causes the axons in the brain to shear or tear apart causing a more wide-spread injury.

Penetrating injuries occur when the skull and dura matter under the skull are penetrated by an object such as a bullet.

Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice occurs when a health care provider breaches or deviates from an accepted standard of care. The standard of care is a medical treatment guideline of how similarly qualified practitioners would have managed the patient’s care under the same or similar circumstances. The standard of care is generally not written in a medical textbook or established in a legal statute. Thus, the determination of whether a particular health care provider breached the standard of care and committed medical malpractice is not an easy task to perform.
Auto/Truck Accidents
79,529 people in Louisiana were injured in automobile accidents in the year 2000. 2,541 of those accidents involved 18-wheeler trucks or buses. 938 people were killed in those crashes. There were 1,101 injuries and 58 fatalities involving motorcycle accidents. Overall, on average, there were 2,841 injuries per 100,000 licensed drivers. Nationwide, these statistics are even more staggering.

 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that between the years 1990 and 2001 there were approximately 52,278 fatal crashes involving large trucks. For purposes of these statistics, a large truck was defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds.
Maritime Accidents

Maritime Accidents may come in many forms. Most are sustained by seamen who are injured aboard a vessel in navigation. A federal law called the Jones Act, allows an employee of a company who is deemed to be a seaman to file a lawsuit against his employer for the negligence of his employer in causing his injury. This is one of the few exceptions to the principle that makes workers’ compensation the only claim available to an injured employee who sustains injury on the job.
Products Liability
Defective products can come in many different forms: defective automobiles, defective medical devices, defective drugs, defective consumer products and many more. A product may also be considered to be defective for many different reasons including: design defect, unfit for intended use, failure to warn, failure to guard, defect in construction, or a defect in materials. Each year more than a million Americans are injured because of defective products.
Premises Liability
Premises liability cases involve a personal injury sustained because of a defect or condition on the premises of another person or business. Problems such as defective staircases, defective handrails, defective stairways, defective metal gratings, dangerous holes, broken steps, broken concrete, slippery floors and trip hazards pose serious risks to invited guests who have no knowledge of the defect.

Injuries from premises defects can also be devastating ranging from brain injuries, to broken bones, to internal injuries which require surgery. Quadriplegia and paraplegia can also be caused by back and neck injuries from premises defects.
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Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.
1937 - 2005

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Mr. Mitchell is admitted to all Louisiana State and Federal Courts; United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Court of Federal Claims.

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Lane

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  • The Cochran Firm is absolutely hands down the best law firm I have ever dealt with. They were professional, understanding and cared about me as a client. I could call my attorney anytime and they were there to assist me. If you are looking for a professional attorney, whether it’s criminal or personal injury, I would give The Cochran Firm the highest recommendations ever. They assisted me, and often people who I have recommended to them, for personal injury cases. They made sure that we have all gotten the absolute best outcomes. Great job.

    — T. Willoughby

    Client
  • The Cochran Firm is undoubtedly the best! With them, you’re more than just a client; you’re family.

    — Z. Robinson

    Client
  • My family and I had a wonderful experience with our lawyer at The Cochran Firm. We were treated like family. The Firm was sympathetic to our situation and needs. We highly recommend The Cochran Firm and would use them again without hesitation.

    — B. Monroe

    Client
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