Darrell L. Cochran

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Tacoma, WA

Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
 | 909 A Street, Suite 700
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-777-0799
Fax: 253-627-0654
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2001 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Darrell L. Cochran is a managing partner at the law firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. Since joining the firm, with law offices in both Seattle and Tacoma, Mr. Cochran has focused his practice on protecting the rights of the residents of Washington state by providing representation in civil matters related to the following:

    ·         Personal injury

    ·         Wrongful death

    ·         Employment law

    ·         Civil rights

    ·         Class actions

    Mr. Cochran began his legal career in 1993 after earning his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his admission into the Washington State Bar Association. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Washington's state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court has also issued its approval for him to practice in its courtroom.

    Over the course of a career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Cochran has earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, thanks to a number of representative cases that demonstrate his success in both circuit and appellate courts. The combination of his excellent reputation and long record of success have earned him a number of honors, including a "Superb" rating from Avvo.

    When attorney Cochran is not in the courtroom, he is often found at legal functions and community events. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the National Police Accountability Project, the Washington State Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the parent teacher associations at his children's schools.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Class Actions


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 21 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2001 - 2021

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    About Darrell Cochran

    Admitted: 1993, Washington

    Professional Webpage: https://pcva.law/team/darrell-l-cochran/


    • Superlawyer, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2001-present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • King County Bar Association
    • King County Bar Association
    • Washington
    • King County Bar Assn.
    • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
    • United States Supreme Court
    • American Association for Justice
    • King County Bar Assn.
    • American Bar Association
    • International Society of Barristers, Member
    • Washington State Association for Justice
    • King County Bar Assn.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Tacoma Symphony, Board Member, 2003-2007
    • Family and Friends of Violent Crime Victims, Board Member, 2003-2006


    • MCFARLAND V. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No.: 96-02005934-5
    • PLEMMONS V. PIERCE COUNTY, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No.: 04-2-07032-1
    • WRIGHT V. BCTI, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No.: 05-2-05763-2
    • THOMAS V. PUYALLUP SCHOOL DISTRICT, Cause No.: 01-2-08646-0
    • NORTHERN OYSTER V. STATE OF WASHINGTON, ET AL., Pacific County Superior Court Cause No.: 03-2-80472-5
    • JOYCE V. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No.: 99-2-10179-6
    • ABA SHEIKH V. KING COUNTY, DSHS & Shell Oil, King County Superior Court Cause No.: 02-2-05199-5
    • SEYLER V. BLAIR CONSTRUCTION, Pierce County Superior Court Cause No.: 01-2-08881-1
    • MENDOZA V. BREWSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT, U.S.D.C. Eastern district of Washington Cb-05-327-rhw
    • REKHTER, ET AL. V. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, Thurston County Superior Court Cause No.: 07-2-00895-8
    • COUCH V. STATE OF WASHINGTON, Pierce County Cause No.: 99-2-11902-4

    Educational Background:

    • University of Washington, B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1990
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    Office Location for Darrell L. Cochran

    909 A Street
    Suite 700
    Tacoma, WA 98402

    Phone: 253-777-0799

    Fax: 253-627-0654

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    Last Updated: 2/18/2021

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