In June of 2019 24-year-old Ryan Twyman had an encounter with Los Angeles County deputies that resulted in the young man being shot 34 times. After receiving a tip that Twyman was in the Willowbrook apartment parking lot, the deputies blocked the exit with their cruiser and approached Twyman's vehicle. Less than a minute later Twyman was dead. No weapons were found in his car. Los Angeles County leaders have approved a $3.9 million settlement for Twyman's family. In an interview, Cochran Firm attorney Brian Dunn explains that, albeit slowly, things are changing for the better citing fewer LAPD homicides [...]
In February of 2020 Christian Pacheco had his sentence vacated after nearly 25 years of being wrongfully convicted. Now, he looks forward to spending time with his family over the first holiday season since his release. “I am so thankful for those who supported me throughout my wrongful incarceration and in the months since I have regained my freedom. Every day is a blessing and I cherish having the opportunity to once again spend this special occasion with my family and friends, watching football, eating, and celebrating life.” - Christian Pacheco Read more.
Some remember her as an activist, and some may remember her as a feminist icon. However, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be remembered as a champion of equality. She made it her life’s work to make sure that no matter what you look like or who you love that you will be treated as an equal in society and in the eyes of the law. She did this by eliminating gender-based stereotyping in legislation and regulations. Many consider RBG the architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970’s. Without a doubt, she changed the world for the [...]
Dallas, Texas 11/22/2019- Larry Taylor of The Cochran Firm Dallas and the family of Melvin Taylor are asking lawmakers to do more to keep the public safe from intoxicated drivers. On October 29 Melvin, a marine veteran from Lancaster, TX, was killed in a wrong-way crash as Chaz Thames drove northbound in the southbound lane of the Dallas North Tollway. Thames had been convicted in numerous DWI charges before the crash that took Melvin’s life. “There are devices that you can actually put on someone that let you know immediately if they have alcohol in their system. There are things [...]
We should celebrate Black legal trailblazers every month of the year. However, since it is Black History Month, we will be taking a look at some of the Black individuals who have made history and brought a historic change in the legal field. Black History Month is an annual celebration that has been celebrated since 1976. The Black History Month 2021 theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity” and will focus on Black families and their diversity in life, structure, history, and culture. Black individuals have and continue to make historical innovations in the legal field, and [...]
Medical malpractice is when a medical professional does not provide medical care that adheres with the medical standard. Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed because a doctor or other medical professional failed to competently perform their medical duties. While some state’s rules on medical malpractice may vary, there are broad categories of rules that apply to most medical malpractice cases. Basic Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim: To prove medical malpractice occurred, there are a few key elements that you must prove. There are four main elements. These are proving: a doctor patient relationship, that the doctor was [...]
Car accidents are life-changing experiences that can turn into a long process. This process can involve dealing with medical providers, insurance agencies, and sometimes the court system. Depending on the severity of the accident the crash could consume your life for months, years, or even the rest of your life. No matter the length of time, the important thing is to get you back on your feet as close back to normal again as you can be, and to get compensated for any injuries sustained. While many steps involve medical recovery, financial recovery is important as well. For this matter, [...]
What is a Class Action Lawsuit? A class action is a lawsuit where a large number of individuals have suffered the same or similar harm. These individuals, known as a “class” file a civil lawsuit against one or several entities. While the subject matter of class action lawsuits varies, the two factors that remain the same in all class action lawsuits are that the issues in dispute are common to the entire class, and the persons affected are too numerous to bring each individual case before the court. These cases can be brought in state or federal course depending on [...]