Stephen G. Cochran

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Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in McLean, VA

Roeder, Cochran, Phillips, PLLC
 | 8280 Greensboro Drive, Suite 550
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 571-335-7320
Fax: 703-749-6027
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Stephen G. Cochran is a managing partner with Roeder, Cochran, Phillips, PLLC, in McLean, Virginia. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 44 years of legal experience, Mr. Cochran focuses his practice primarily on business litigation matters involving a wide range of disputes and issues.

A veteran of hundreds of trials over the course of his career, he has earned a reputation as one of the leading civil trial attorneys in the region, and he has achieved notable success representing his clients' rights and interests with their complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

  • Business torts
  • Trade secret disputes and litigation
  • Real estate disputes and litigation
  • Partnership disputes
  • Estate planning and administration
  • FINRA arbitrations
  • Securities regulation matters
  • Personal injury
  • Domestic relations

A 1969 graduate of William & Mary, Mr. Cochran attended American University Washington College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1972. The Virginia State Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court.

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Cochran writes extensively and conducts lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics, and he serves on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

A consummate professional, he is actively involved with several local, state and national bar associations, serving as chair for both the civil and commercial litigation sections of the Fairfax Bar Association as well as chair for the organization's law day committee. He also serves as chairperson for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Business Litigation Section, and he is a court-appointed neutral case evaluator for the Fairfax Circuit Court.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received many other awards and honors as well.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (60%): Litigation

Business Litigation (40%)

Focus Areas



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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007

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About Stephen Cochran

Admitted: 1972, Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Rated with Peer Review  
  • Virginia SuperLawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Tax Court  
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia, 1972
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Business Litigation Section, Chairperson  
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Commercial Litigation Section, Chair
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Chair, Law Day Committee, 1979 - 1981
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, Chair

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Trial Tactics Use of Trial Notebook; The Law of Evidence; Documentation and Collection of Counsel Fees", Virginia Trial Lawyers and Fairfax Bar Associations  
  • "Documentation and Collection of Counsel Fees", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Journal, April, 1997
  • Conversion of Corporate Opportunities, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 1999 - Present  
  • "Discovery in the Computer Age", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Convention, 1999 - Present
  • Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Representative Clients:

  • Raymond James Financial Services  

Educational Background:

  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 1969  
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Office Location for Stephen G. Cochran

8280 Greensboro Drive
Suite 550
McLean, VA 22102

Phone: 571-335-7320

Fax: 703-749-6027

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Last Updated: 7/24/2019

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