Glenda G. Cochran

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Birmingham, Alabama

Glenda Cochran Associates
Glenda G. Cochran
Glenda Cochran Associates

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Family Law view more

Licensed in Alabama since: 1982

Education: Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

Glenda Cochran Associates

310 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Suite 500
Birmingham, AL 35203 Phone: 205-328-5050 Email: Glenda G. Cochran Visit website

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Glenda G. Cochran is an experienced trial lawyer with Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law. She was born in Mobile, Alabama and has been providing successful representation to victims of serious personal injury and their families for more than 25 years. Her knowledge and her thorough approach in each case creates a formidable legal ally both in and out of the courtroom.

Ms. Cochran is involved in the following legal associations:

  • Alabama State Bar, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Birmingham Bar Foundation, Member

It is her belief that the right to a trial by jury is our greatest individual right and that the work of a trial lawyer is a calling. Committed to the foundations of accountability, fairness, and excellence, it is her privilege to provide the best possible legal representation for her clients and their families. This devotion has earned her the highest possible AV Preeminent® rating in both legal ability & ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell®.

A CAREER LED BY SUCCESS AND AMBITION

Ms. Cochran received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama, M.P.A. from the University of Alabama, and J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law. While at Cumberland, she was an ATLA National Trial Team Competition Champion and Regional Winner and was passionately drawn to pursue litigation. Excelling in the nationally renowned trial advocacy program at Cumberland, Ms. Cochran was the first woman to win placement in the program. She went on to win in regional and national competitions and her success and ambition led to her career as a trial lawyer.

AWARD-WINNING ATTORNEY

Glenda has received many awards and accolades during her career as a trial attorney, including the following:

  • 2021 Top Rated Lawyers of Alabama 2021
  • 2020 The American Registry – America’s Most Honored Lawyers
  • 2020 Martindale-Hubbell - Rated AV Preeminent
  • Based on Glenda’s years of exceptional advocacy, litigation success, ethical standards, and extraordinary accomplishments in high stakes legal matters, in 2020 she was re-selected as one of America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Alabama.
  • 2020: Selected for inclusion in American Trial Academy: Top Tier Lawyers. Only 2% of attorneys in the U.S. were chosen for membership into the 2020 class.
  • 2020: Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2014-2019: 5th Anniversary Martindale-Hubbell - Rated AV Preeminent for 5 years
  • March 2019: Top Women Attorneys
  • August 2019: Top Women Attorneys
  • 2019: Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019: 10 Best Attorneys - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017-2018: 10 Best Attorneys - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018: Lawyers of Distinction
  • March 2018: Top Women Attorneys
  • August 2018: Top Women Attorneys
  • March 2017: Top Women Attorneys
  • August 2017: Top Women Attorneys
  • 2017: 10 Best Attorneys - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016: 10 Best Female Attorneys – Client Satisfaction Award - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • August 2016: Top Women Attorneys

PRACTICE AREAS

Glenda G. Cochran is committed to the sole focus of advocacy for individuals who have suffered serious injury and for the families of victims who have died as a result of negligence and wrongdoing. The areas of her focus as a personal injury attorney include:

Glenda Cochran has experience in injury and death cases as a result of propane leaks, defective propane products, natural gas explosions, and the deterioration of underground pipes as well as fires and explosions from liquid fuel transmission. She is knowledgeable in state and federal regulations pertaining to these activities and the applicable standards of care for operators of fuel and other transmission lines.

A member of the Alabama State Bar, Personal Injury Attorney Glenda Cochran of Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law in Birmingham, Alabama is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the Birmingham Bar Association. She is an active member and contributor to the Alabama State Bar Association.

CIVIC INVOLEMENT

Glenda Cochran has been an active member of numerous civic organizations including her service and as a board member of bread and roses and art in the park. She has served as both a board member and a member of the executive committee of the Alabama ballet for more than a decade.  She is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Family Law, General Litigation, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1982, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.glendacochran.com/Attorneys/Glenda-Cochran.aspx

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Electrical Arc Flash Burn Injury Firm represented worker in an industrial setting who was seriously injured in an electrical arc flash as a result of defective equipment. Firm has handled many electrical arc flash cases and was able to employ a number of necessary expert witnesses in third-party product liability cases. Settlement was confidential.  
  • Electrocution – Premises LiabilityFirm represented client who was seriously injured after coming into contact with high voltage electrical equipment which lacked appropriate safety devices and warnings. Client suffered lifelong disabling injury. Settlement was confidential.
  • Electrocution – Premises LiabilityFirm represented client who was seriously injured after coming into contact with high voltage electrical equipment which lacked appropriate safety devices and warnings. Client suffered lifelong disabling injury. Settlement was confidential.
  • Overhead Power Line Electrocution Product LiabilityFirm represented a young father who was seriously injured when industrial equipment contacted an overhead power line. Firm prevailed in a products liability case against the manufacturer of the industrial equipment for failure to provide for safety of worker on the ground. Settlement was confidential.
  • Dust ExplosionClient worked in an industrial setting where a silo exploded causing severe injury and blindness. Firm was able to establish that a third-party was liable for the dust explosion, and that the plaintiff was blinded by the negligence of his healthcare provider for failing to prevent the skin around his eyes from retracting during a prolonged, medically induced coma. As a result of litigation against the physician, the hospital changed its policy requiring that all burn patients have gel pads placed on their eyes to prevent dryness, deterioration and blindness.
  • Propane explosionAs a result of a propane explosion, one person was killed and two were seriously injured due to a defective gas valve adaptor routinely used propane tanks. The adaptor was sold as a “universal” adaptor, but once attached to the propane tank, it collapsed the vavle causing an uncontrolled release of propane and a force 2 explosion. The firm worked with numerous experts around the country to establish liability. Settlement was confidential.
  • Furnace explosionA furnace exploded in a foundry causing severe injuries to our client who suffered in an ICU for nine months before his death. Firm established that the furnace was defective, and that it did not have a necessary safety device which could have prevented the accident. Settlement was confidential.
  • Exploding Gas CanClient was severely burned when a defective gas can exploded as he walked past a burn barrel on his property. Firm was able to establish that the gas can was defective, and had been known to be defective for many years, yet manufacturer failed to provide safety device costing approximately $0.05. Client was seriously injured and scarred, and the firm employed a team of experts in order to establish liability and recovery. Settlement was confidential.
  • Natural Gas Explosion  The client and her children were severely burned in an explosion caused by a cracked valve in an underground natural gas system. Firm was able to establish that the system had not been properly inspected, and that complaints about gas odor had not been properly followed up on. The explosion caused severe and permanent scarring, extensive periods of recuperation, and years of rehabilitation. Settlement was confidential.
  • Natural Gas Explosion Client was seriously and permanently injured as a result of a natural gas explosion which caused an extensive hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and rehabilitation over a period of years. The firm discovered several other failures involving the deterioration of underground cast iron pipe, and worked with experts from across the country to establish liability. The firm worked with a number of experts, including experts in migration of gas, proper maintenance and inspection of underground pipe, and the specific phenomenon of graphitization in older cast iron pipes. Settlement was confidential.
  • Propane Explosion – Travel TrailerA married couple were seriously burned in a propane explosion in their recreational vehicle caused by a defective stove which permitted a dangerous accumulation of propane. These accidents are not uncommon and typically occur in the mornings after propane has leaked into the living quarters overnight. A phenomenon known as odor fade desensitizes the olfactory so that the mercaptan used to odorize propane can no longer be detected. Some people are not able to smell mercaptan even if they approach the leak with a fresh nose. Similarly, smokers and persons with sinus infections are often unable to detect the propane, which is invisible. Certain conditions in storage tanks can also strip the odorant making it completely undetectable. Upon waking up, the wife attempted to cook breakfast when a serious explosion occurred, resulting in lengthy hospitalizations, numerous surgeries, and skin grafting over years of rehabilitation and recovery. The firm worked with a number of experts to model the explosion, scientifically test the dangers of the stove, and identify a safer, alternative design that was already available on the market at the time. The case was settled for a confidential sum.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted to the Alabama Supreme Court , 1982
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 1998
  • Admitted to the Alabama State Bar, 1982
Honors/Awards:
  • 2020 The American Registry – America’s Most Honored Lawyers 2020 Martindale-Hubbell - Rated AV Preeminent Based on Glenda’s years of exceptional advocacy, litigation success, ethical standards, and extraordinary accomplishments in high stakes legal matters, in 2020 she was re-selected as one of America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Alabama. 2020: Selected for inclusion in American Trial Academy: Top Tier Lawyers. Only 2% of attorneys in the U.S. were chosen for membership into the 2020 class. 2020: Lawyers of Distinction, Awards, 2020
  • 2021    American Registry - Top Rated Lawyers of Alabama 2021 2021    Martindale-Hubbell 2021 AV Preeminent Rating, Awards, 2021
  • 2017-2018: 10 Best Attorneys - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 2018: Lawyers of Distinction March 2018: Top Women Attorneys August 2018: Top Women Attorneys, Awards, 2018
  • 2014-2019: 5th Anniversary Martindale-Hubbell - Rated AV Preeminent for 5 years March 2019: Top Women Attorneys August 2019: Top Women Attorneys 2019: Lawyers of Distinction 2019: 10 Best Attorneys - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, Awards, 2019
  • 2016: 10 Best Female Attorneys – Client Satisfaction Award - America Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys August 2016: Top Women Attorneys, Awards, 2016
  • March 2017: Top Women Attorneys August 2017: Top Women Attorneys 2017: 10 Best Attorneys - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, Awards, 2017

Office location for Glenda G. Cochran

310 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Suite 500
Birmingham, AL 35203

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