Darrell L. Cochran

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Tacoma, WA

Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
 | 911 Pacific Avenue, Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 206-462-4685
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2018
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Class Action/Mass Torts (50%): Class Actions

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Class Actions


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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2018

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About Darrell Cochran

Admitted: 1993, Washington

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

Honors and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Verdicts and Settlements:

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

Educational Background:

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

911 Pacific Avenue
Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: 206-462-4685


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Last Updated: 1/23/2018

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