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Stuart L. Cochran

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Cochran Law PLLC
8140 Walnut Hl Ln, Ste 250
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 469-912-2598
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed in Texas Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Stuart L. Cochran is the founder and managing partner of Cochran Law, a nationally accredited class action law firm in Dallas, Texas. For over two decades, he has concentrated his practice on complex commercial and business litigation and proficiently represented the rights of his clients across the United States, including but not limited to Florida, Massachusetts, California, Oklahoma, Maryland, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, New York, Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Ohio, Washington state and North Carolina.

Mr. Cochran understands the litigious nature of competitive businesses and offers comprehensive services to his clients to mitigate risks and avoid potential lawsuits. However, he remains trial-ready when his clients are being sued or involved in a business dispute. He helps business owners handle ongoing legal issues involving:

  • Business torts
  • Intellectual property, trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Breach of contract and fiduciary duty
  • Contract, employment and financial disputes
  • Securities law
  • Partnership disputes
  • Fraud
  • Real estate disputes

Steadfast and aggressive, Mr. Cochran has represented several private organizations, publicly traded companies, Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in individual lawsuits and certified multiparty class actions across various industries, including telecommunications, aviation, technology and IT, health care, manufacturing, oil and gas, real estate, private equity, commodities and more. He has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation and verdicts on behalf of his clients and classes.

A 1996 Bachelor of Arts Plan II graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Cochran earned a doctorate in law with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 2000. He is licensed to practice in Texas (2000), the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of California; the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois; the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Selected among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, Mr. Cochran is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and “Excellent” through Avvo. One of his results was featured on the list of “Top 50 Settlements in Illinois” by TopVerdicts.com. 

Mr. Cochran is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He is the former president of the State Bar of Texas’ Pattern Jury Charge Committee for the Business and Consumer Section.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 40%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Class Actions, Litigation, Restraining Order

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2005

About Stuart L. Cochran

First Admitted: 2000, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.scochranlaw.com/_files/ugd/fe517f_ca42e3a6fff049...

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Licensed in Texas and Missouri and is admitted or has been admitted for limited purposes in many federal courts across the country, including the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; United States District Courts for the Southern, and Northern Districts of California; United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
  • Member DBA Business Litigation Section, 2019
  • One of forty class action lawyers from across the nation invited to participate in the Cambridge Forum on Food Fraud Litigation in November 2019., 2019
  • DBA Bench Bar conference sponsor, 2019
  • Member DBA Trial Skills Section, 2019
  • Member Dallas Bar Association, 2019
  • Member Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • DBA Bench Bar conference sponsor, 2018
  • Member, DBA Trial Skills Section, 2018
  • Member Dallas Bar Association, 2018
  • Member, DBA Business Litigation Section, 2018
  • Invited to participate in mock motion to dismiss argument in a consumer class action at the annual ABA Antitrust Section's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., 2017
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Business Pattern Jury Charge Committee Member, Dallas Bar Association Member, Business Litigation, Consumer Law, and Trial Skills DBA sections Member, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Business Pattern Jury Charge Committee Member, Dallas Bar Association Member, Business Litigation, Consumer Law, and Trial Skills DBA sections Member, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Business Pattern Jury Charge Committee Member, Dallas Bar Association Member, Business Litigation, Consumer Law, and Trial Skills DBA sections Member, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Member Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 2014

Educational Background

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A.

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Morrison and Collier v. Natural Chemistry, L.P., No. 16SL-CC01991 (Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri)
  • Torres v. Berry Corporation et al., No. 3:20-cv-03464 (pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas)
  • McKenna v. Ronald Cogburn, et al., No. 3:20-cv-1800 (pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas)
  • Bettiol v. Energy Transfer LP, LE GP, LLC, No. 3:19-cv-02890 (pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas)
  • Patel v. Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., No., 4:20-cv-00796 (pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas)
  • Bremer v. SolarWinds Corporation, et al., No. 1:21-cv-2 (pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas)
  • White v. Just Energy Group, Inc., et al., No. 4:20-cv-590 (pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas)
  • Bodin v. SAExploration Holdings, Inc., et al., No. 4:19-cv-03089 (pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas)
  • Cecere v. Eric S. Langan, RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., et al., No. 4:19-cv-03080 (pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas)
  • Pryzbysz et. al. v. Kraft Heinz Foods Co., No. 17-L-0402 (Circuit Court for St. Clair County, Illinois)
  • Appointed class counsel in Vanlaningham v. Kraft Heinz in St. Clair County, Illinois, negotiated a FRCP 23(b)(2) injunctive settlement with $750,000 in attorneys fees, 2018
  • Appointed class counsel in Morrison v. Ross Stores, N.D. Cal., 2022
  • Appointed class counsel in Hansen-Mitchell v. Welspun and negotiated a $36,000,000 settlement on behalf of the class., 2019
  • Obtained confidential, seven-figure settlement in products liability and negligence case involving guardrails, 2018
  • Negotiated one of the 50 biggest settlements in Illinois in 2017, according to topverdict.com, 2017
  • Appointed class counsel in Tovar v. Drew's LLC in state court in Missouri and negotiated a six-figure claims-made settlement for the class.  Was recognized as one of the fifty biggest settlements in Illinois in 2017, 2017
  • Appointed class counsel in Dugan v. Topco Associates in St. Clair County, IL, negotiated a FRCP 23(b)(2) injunctive settlement with $250,000 in attorneys fees, 2017
  • Appointed class counsel in Barnes v. River North Foods in St. Clair County, IL, a false advertising class action resulting in a $4.5 million nationwide class settlement, 2017
  • Obtained reversal in the Missouri court of appeals of a grant of defendant's motion to dismiss in Murphy v. Stonewall Kitchen LLC, 2016
  • Appointed one of class counsel in Miloro v. Van's International Foods, Inc. settlement ($9,000,000 class benefit) in Phelps County, MO, 2015

Honors/Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2021
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Consumer Products; Real Estate; Technology; Oil And Gas; Aviation; Telecom; IT; Accounting; Audit
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Office Location for Stuart L. Cochran

8140 Walnut Hl Ln
Ste 250
Dallas, TX 75231

Phone: 469-912-2598

Last Updated: 7/2/2022

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