Hezekiah Sistrunk, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Cochran Firm Atlanta
 | The Equitable Building, 100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 888-984-6951
Fax: 404-222-0170
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    President and a national partner at The Cochran Law Firm, Hezekiah Sistrunk, Jr. represents the people of Georgia in personal injury and catastrophic injury cases. His practice focuses on cases of pharmaceutical litigation/mass torts/class action, business and corporate issues, product liability law, hospital and physician liability law, contract law, statutory law, and common law. During his time as an attorney, he has tried more than 100 cases.

    Mr. Sistrunk is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100. He holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of both the Gate City Bar Association and The Trial Lawyers and is a Fellow in The International Academy of Trial Lawyers. A member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, he was also named by the Litigation Counsel of America as a Senior Fellow. He has been named to LAWDRAGON 500 leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers.  

    After graduating cum laude from North Carolina State University, Mr. Sistrunk obtained a Juris Doctor as an Elvin R. Latty scholar at Duke University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the state of Georgia and was named as one of the Best Lawyers in America for five years straight. He has led trial teams in securing settlements and verdicts of over $1 billion.

    Mr. Sistrunk is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Gate City Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the National Bar Association. A Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Mr. Sistrunk also does community service and pro bono work with Project Destiny, Inc., the StarStruck Foundation and the Holifield/Warren Memorial Boys & Girls Club.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Medical Devices, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    Admitted: 1983, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.cochranfirm.com/attorneys/hezekiah-sistrunk/


    • The Round Table, America's 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2020
    • Lawyers of Color Power List 2020, Lawyers of Color Fifth Power List, Lawyers of Color, 2020
    • Top 500 Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in U.S. 2019 and 2020., LAWDRAGON 500 Leading Consumer Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer, LAWDRAGON 500 Leading Consumer Lawyer Guide, 2020
    • Top attorneys who have litigated matters where at least $2,000,000 were at stake.2019-2020, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigator, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2020
    • The RoundTable, America's 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers 2017,2018, 2019, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • "Top 100 Lawyers" in the State of Georgia, National Trial Lawyers Association 2012-2020, 2020
    • Inducted into the Hall of Fame, Gate City Bar Association, 2011
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • The Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. Legacy Award, National Bar Association, 2014
    • Fourth Annual Power List, Lawyers of Color, 2015
    • Litigation Counsel of America Senior Fellow 2016-2020, Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America , 2020
    • American Bar Foundation Fellow 2016-2020, Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2020
    • Inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • "AV" Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 2007-2020, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
    • Member, Blue Key National Honor Society, 1979
    • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • Power List of Georgia's Most Powerful and Influential Lawyers, Men Looking Ahead News Magazine, 2011
    • National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015-2020, Nation's Top Attorneys, 2020
    • The RoundTable:  America's 100 Most influential Trial Lawyers 2012-2019, The Trial Lawyer Magazine, 2019
    • Lawyer of Distinction designation 2017-2020, Certified Member , Lawyers of Distinction, 2020
    • Charter Fellow, The Litigation Counsel of America 2007-2019, 2019
    • Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society, 1979
    • Clarence Darrow Award, Mass Torts Made Perfect, 2014
    • “Lawyer of the Year” Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs in Atlanta 2019, Best Lawyers, 2019
    • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020., Best Lawyers, 2020
    • Lifetime Achievement Membership, America's Top 100 Attorneys, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, The National Board of Trial Advocacy National Board of Complex Litigation Lawyers (2017-2020) , 2017
    • Chairman, National Board of Partners and National Partner-The Cochran Firm-2020, 2020
    • President, The National Trial Lawyers Association , 2015
    • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2016-2020)., 2016
    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, State Bar of Georgia
    • President, The Cochran Firm 2012-2020, 2020
    • Member, The National Trial Lawyers Association
    • Past President, The National Trial Lawyers Association , 2016
    • Member, National Bar Association
    • Member, Gate City Bar Association
    • President-Elect, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Managing Partner, The Cochran Firm-Atlanta 2000-2020., 2020
    • Executive Committe, National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2015-2020, 2020
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
    • Executive Committee, The National Trial Lawyers Association 2011-2020, 2020
    • Chairman, National Executive/Management Committee-The Cochran Firm 2010-2019, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors, Project Destiny, DeKalb County GA Board of Directors, StarStruck Foundation Board of Directors, Holifield/Warren Memorial Boys & Girls Club  

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    •  Law and Contemporary Problems, International and Comparative Law Institute, Duke University School of Law


    • Mr. Sistrunk and his trial teams have secured over $1Billion in settlements and verdicts for his clients in a vast array of areas, including commercial and complex litigation, environmental litigation, products liability litigation, police misconduct and municipal liability cases, auto, truck and vehicle accident cases, medical malpractice and professional negligence cases, premises liability cases and class action/mass tort/pharmaceutical litigation., 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Duke University Law School, J.D., 1982
    • North Carolina State University, B.A., cum laude, 1979
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    Office Location for Hezekiah Sistrunk, Jr.

    The Equitable Building
    100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2600
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Phone: 888-984-6951

    Fax: 404-222-0170

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