The Cochran Firm is a law firm founded by legendary attorney Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. over four decades ago. With regional offices nationwide, The Cochran Firm is one of the nation’s largest personal injury & medical malpractice law firms with some of the most aggressive personal injury attorneys, known for their tireless and effective legal representation. The company’s Partners have secured over $35 Billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments for its clients.
The smart Headway
When Johnnie Cochran founded The Cochran Firm, he set out with one goal in mind: To provide exceptional representation to victims of all types of injustice. Now, over 40 years later, The Cochran Firm has established itself as one of the premier plaintiffs’ litigation and criminal defense law firms in the United States. With offices throughout the United States, The Cochran Firm has brought together some of the most highly-respected and experienced men and women in the legal field. Its attorneys have obtained significant verdicts and settlements in a number of noteworthy and high-profile cases, but work equally hard on every case it takes. Also it provides each client with the same personal treatment, in-depth legal expertise, and tireless representation.
How well the system functions?
The Cochran Firm is one of the nation’s largest personal injury law firms. The firm’s personal injury attorneys work personally with each client, but retain access to the legal expertise of our entire firm, enabling them to pool resources and provide you with the most effective representation available. It has got lawyers who focus on criminal defense as well as civil rights issues such as gender and racial discrimination, enabling it to meet the needs of the largest number of people possible. The firm is dedicated to justice and has the experience, both in and out of the courtroom, to see that justice is served.
Creating a better world requires teamwork
The Cochran Firm is an award-winning law firm, and several of its civil litigation attorneys and criminal defense lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their field. It continually strives for excellence and remains dedicated to the execution of Johnnie’s vision to have “a diverse law firm which reflects society and is capable of handling cases throughout America.” The attorneys and staff at The Cochran Firm are committed to upholding the standards of excellence set by its founding partner in representing all of their clients.
Fight for your rights
The Cochran Firm has a well-earned reputation as one of the nation’s most effective criminal defense law firms. Its defense attorneys are dedicated to helping people facing all types of criminal charges get fair treatment – and to taking every step necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of those people they represent. If you are facing charges for these or any other criminal offense, The Cochran Firm attorneys can take your case, fight for your rights, and help protect you against injustice and mistreatment.
No criminal defense lawyer can promise you an acquittal or a favorable plea bargain; making such guarantees is unethical. However, the nature of the legal system is such that prosecuting attorneys often have enormous advantages over defendants. Many of those accused of crimes lack the resources to hire competent legal representation – and because district attorneys possess significant leverage over defendants, many defendants end up negotiating away their rights and signing onto plea bargains that will haunt them for years. The Cochran Firm’s criminal defense attorneys even the scales. They won’t be intimidated by the prosecution. They will investigate your case and find the flaws in the state’s theories, find witnesses and arrange expert testimony on your behalf, and do everything possible to achieve preferred outcomes. Of course, the reality is that many criminal cases are handled outside the courtroom. Plea negotiations are where the skill of your defense attorney will truly come into play. The Cochran Firm’s criminal defense lawyers will be your champion in these negotiations and make sure your rights are defended and interests represented.
Don’t just grieve, but act
Coping with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most trying times of your life. When your family member’s death was caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, the grieving process only intensifies In these instances, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive the closure and financial compensation to which you and your family are entitled. By definition, a wrongful death is when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another party. Those who were dependent on, or a beneficiary of, may be entitled to monetary damages.
While states across America have passed wrongful death statutes in order to compel manufacturing companies, hospitals, and doctors to act carefully in their professional responsibilities, wrongful deaths do occur in situations such as:
Emergency Room Medical Malpractice: Wrongful death lawsuits can stem from hospital workers negligence in the emergency room, such as performing surgical errors, misdiagnosing a health condition, or prematurely discharging a patient.
If an anesthesiologist fails in their professional responsibilities and administers a fatal, anesthetic dosage
Vehicle Accidents: Automobile companies may be held responsible for defective products in their automobile, while trucking companies may be held accountable for truck accidents if their employee breaks trucking regulations.
Each state allows the heirs of a family to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event of another party’s negligence causing the death of a loved one. Factors that courts consider when determining wrongful death damages one may receive include:
While no amount of financial payment can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, being financially secure in your future and the comfort of responsible parties being brought to justice can provide a sense of closure and security to survivors. You need the help of an experienced, wrongful death lawyer to guide you through the process and help you to receive the monetary damages you are entitled to. At The Cochran Firm, they have offices and the resources to aid clients throughout the United States.
Negligence cannot be ignored
Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing. They’re where you go when you’re hurt or sick and you need the aid of well-educated, highly trained professionals. However, every year nearly 100,000 Americans die as a result of avoidable medical mistakes. The medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm don’t think you should have to suffer as a result of a medical professional’s mistake. It will use its decades of experience in personal injury law to investigate your case and pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.
It’s crucial that you speak to the lawyers at The Cochran Firm immediately after you’ve been hurt. Using the firm’s experience and expertise to evaluate your case, by investigating the incident and determining fault, by arranging expert medical testimony to point out where things went awry during your treatment, by dealing with insurance companies and by crafting a compelling case in the court room and fighting on your behalf in the negotiating room, The Cochran firm can help you fight against the ignorance towards medical mistakes.
Was that an accident?
When you are injured in an accident you have two choices: you can rely on an insurance company to provide you with a settlement or you can call a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims and take legal action. Before you make this choice it is important to remember that insurance companies serve their own best interests and are dedicated to increasing their profits. An injury attorney, on the other hand, will serve your best interests and be fully committed to getting you every penny you are due. The injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm are among the nations most successful and tenacious personal injury lawyers. We are prepared to help victims of accidents get maximum compensation for all types of injuries including: Amputations, Brain injury, Burn injuries, Fractured or pulverized bones, Paralysis, Spinal cord injury.
When you sustain one of these injuries you will be faced with medical expenses, an inability to work, and untold amounts of personal pain and suffering. This is why the firm’s injury attorneys fight for maximum compensation, seeking damages well beyond the insignificant offerings of insurance companies to include: Medical and rehabilitation expenses, Home care and retrofit modifications, Adaptive technology, Current and future lost wages, Quality of life adjustments, Emotional turmoil, Physical pain and suffering. Without an injury attorney, you are at the mercy of companies that place their profits over your recovery. With an injury attorney from The Cochran Firm, you are supported by a legal team with the resources to take your case as far as needed to secure the maximum compensation allowed by law.
Don’t wait to get hurt by a dangerous drug
A defective drug is a prescription or over-the-counter medication that causes physical, psychological or emotional injury. These injuries may be a result of a defect in the drug, or because of incomplete labeling or insufficient warnings. Defective drugs can be either over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs. Sometimes it can take years to determine that a drug is dangerous. It is the drug manufacturer’s responsibility to authorize the appropriate tests before submitting the drug for approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA will investigate a potentially dangerous drug, and determine whether its side effects outweigh the drug’s intended benefits. When this happens, the FDA will issue a drug recall. Sometimes the recall will remove a drug from the market; other times the recall will require additional warnings be written on the labeling information.
Many people incorrectly believe that when a drug gains FDA approval, it is safe for everyone to use. However, few drugs are safe for everyone. Whether a manufacturer has pressured the FDA for approval, omitted pertinent information, or fails to include safety warnings, that company should be held accountable. At The Cochran Firm, it fights to hold that manufacturer responsible and get you the money you and your family deserve. Also it understands how a defective drug can harm you and impact the lives of you and your family. A defective drug can cause physical and emotional pain, unnecessary medical costs and missed work.
Behind the venture
Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr, Founder (Late): 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. Born in Shreveport, LA, Johnnie Cochran moved with his family to California. With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles, Johnnie attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he received his Juris Doctor.