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About The Firm

The Cochran Firm – Metairie was founded by senior partner Jeffrey A. Mitchell, one of the hand-picked partners of the late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. (1937-2005), pictured above.   Mr. Mitchell sits on the 7 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 - Metairie, 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.

With offices located in the beautiful high rise Galleria Building in Metairie, The Cochran Firm - Metairie, 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 - Metairie, are admitted to practice and actively try and argue cases in all of these courts. The Cochran Firm - Metairie, 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 27 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 is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Association for Justice.

Dr. Francis C. Evans, FACS, is a consulting physician with the firm.  Dr. Evans is a Harvard trained, board certified surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in multiple areas of surgery including without limitation, orthopedic surgery, gynecological surgery, cancer surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Evans has been licensed to practice medicine in 5 states. Dr. Evans will consult on all medical issues a client may need with particular emphasis on medical malpractice cases. Dr. Evans will review and evaluate potential cases and assist with medical consulting during trials.

Dr. Gloria Sanchez Quintero is also 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.

The lawyers at The Cochran Firm - Metairie, 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 - Metairie, toll free at 1-866-599-0022 for a free and personal consultation.