Cochran Firm Metairie

Board Certified Medical Malpractice Attorneys

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Firm Overview

The Cochran Firm Metairie is a law firm that focuses its practice on medical malpractice and personal injury cases and issues involving patient care. The Firm is a Bar Registry Firm in the area of medical malpractice, which indicates it has achieved a status as preeminent in this field. Its senior managing partner, Mr. Jeffrey A. Mitchell, was hand-picked by the famous late Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. (1937-2005), to chair the Medical Malpractice Section for The Cochran Firm, U.S.A., which has approximately 30 offices nationwide. Mr. Mitchell enjoys a legal rating of A.V., the highest legal rating available for an attorney from the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory. Mr. Mitchell is also only one of approximately 12 lawyers in Louisiana who is Board Certified to handle medical malpractice cases by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.
Main Office


One Galleria Blvd. Suite 2130
Metairie  LA  70001

Phone
  • 504-309-5000
  • 1-866-599-0022
Fax
  • 504-309-5007

Office Information

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Medical Malpractice
The Cochran Firm Metairie is a law firm that focuses its practice on medical malpractice and personal injury cases and issues involving patient care. The Firm is a Bar Registry Firm in the area of medical malpractice, which indicates it has achieved a s
The Cochran Firm Metairie was founded by senior partner Jeffrey A. Mitchell, one of the hand-picked partners of the late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. (1937-2005), pictured above. Mr. Mitchell sits on the 7 member Board of Directors of the Cochran Firm. The Board of Directors runs the firm's day to day operations and is the management arm of the firm. In the period since The Cochran Firm - Metairie, was founded, it has been established as not only one of the premier medical malpractice practices in New Orleans and the State of Louisiana, but also in the country. The firm has been recognized as a Bar Registry Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, one of America's most exclusive directories of law firms. Only law firms whose partners maintain an AV rating, (the highest rating possible for a lawyer), can apply to become Bar Registry Firms. Moreover, Mr. Mitchell was one of the first 13 attorneys in Louisiana to attain board certification in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

With offices located in the beautiful high rise Galleria Building in Metairie, The Cochran Firm - Metairie, is conveniently located just minutes from downtown where Civil District Court, The Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States Federal Courts and the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit are located.

The lawyers of The Cochran Firm - Metairie, are admitted to practice and actively try and argue cases in all of these courts. The Cochran Firm - Metairie, attorneys also routinely handle cases for clients all over the country including Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and California to name a few.

Mr. Mitchell has over 20 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured patients. In addition to Mr. Mitchell, Hugo Chanez is an experience medical malpractice attorney in the firm.

Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Chanez are frequent lecturers and have published numerous articles and papers on a wide variety of medical malpractice issues. The firm is also proud of the positions its members have held in the Louisiana Association for Justice. Mr. Mitchell has had the honor to chair the medical malpractice section of the Louisiana Association for Justice. Mr. Mitchell also Chairs the Medical Malpractice Section for the Cochran Firm, U.S.A. Mr. Mitchell is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Association for Justice.

Dr. Francis C. Evans, FACS, is a consulting physician with the firm. Dr. Evans is a Harvard trained, board certified surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in multiple areas of surgery including without limitation, orthopedic surgery, gynecological surgery, cancer surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Evans has been licensed to practice medicine in 5 states. Dr. Evans will consult on all medical issues a client may need with particular emphasis on medical malpractice cases. Dr. Evans will review and evaluate potential cases and assist with medical consulting during trials.

Dr. Gloria Sanchez Quintero is also a consulting physician on staff with the firm. Dr. Sanchez is a pathologist, who was trained at the premier medical school in Panama. She is bilingual and provides expert consulting services to the firm.

The lawyers at The Cochran Firm - Metairie, have devoted their careers to providing the highest quality legal representation to their clients. They exemplify the tradition of what a lawyer should be to his client by fulfilling the role as attorney and counselor at law. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a serious personal injury, or wrongful death call The Cochran Firm - Metairie, toll free at 1-866-599-0022 for a free and personal consultation.





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Jeffrey Mitchell

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Mr. Mitchell was born in Mobile, Alabama on April 7, 1963. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He attended Louisiana State University, The Paul M. Hebert, School of Law (pictured above) from which he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1989.

During law school, Mr. Mitchell was awarded the Outstanding Oral Advocate award by Mr. F. Lee Bailey during the F. Lee Bailey National Moot Court Competition. Mr. Mitchell's team placed second in the country. Mr. Mitchell was also a member of the National Moot Court Team and was a finalist in the school's Flory Trial competition.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Mitchell is admitted to practice before the Louisiana Supreme Court, and all Louisiana State District and Appellate Courts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Mitchell is also admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Mitchell has been admitted pro hac vice (on a temporary, case by case basis) in Mississippi and Alabama.

Areas of Practice

Mr Mitchell is one of approximately 13 lawyers in Louisiana to be Board Certified in Medical Malpractice Cases by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Although Mr. Mitchell has focused his practice primarily in the area of Medical Malpractice, he also practices in the areas of Automobile Accidents, Products Liability, Premises Liability and Maritime Law.

Awards and Honors

Mr. Mitchell was featured in the April 23, 2012 edition of Newsweek Magazine as one of the Nationwide Leading Attorneys in Medical Malpractice. Only 19 attorneys nationwide were featured overall and only 11 were featured in the area of medical malpractice.

Mr. Mitchell was also selected for inclusion in both the 2012 and 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.

Mr. Mitchell was also selected for inclusion in both the 2012 and 2013 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of medical malpractice. Only 5 percent of the attorneys in the State of Louisiana are named to the very prestigous list.

Mr. Mitchell was also selected as a National Finalist of the Lawdragon's Annual Guide to the Leading Lawyers in America. Approximately 3,000 lawyers are awarded the status of National Finalist each year out of the 1.1 million U.S. lawyers. Lawdragon selected the National Finalists (also known as the Lawdragon 3000) from more than 25,000 nominees who were identified through independent research and online submissions, then selected through an intensive three-month peer review, client evaluation and editorial process.

Mr. Mitchell is also the recipient of the prestigous Leadership in Law award for 2010. This award is given to the Top 50 attorneys in New Orleans as judged by a panel of professionals at New Orleans City Business Magazine.

Mr. Mitchell was also named to the American Trial Lawyers Top 100 trial lawyers from 2007-2011.

In the November 2011 edition of New Orleans Magazine, Mr. Mitchell was recognized as one of only four attorneys as the top lawyers in Medical Malpractice Law.

In December 2010 and 2009, Mr. Mitchell was also named as one of the Top Lawyers in Medical Malpractice by New Orleans Magazine.

Mr. Mitchell holds the distinguished position of Senior Counsel with The College of Master Advocates & Barristers. Senior Counsel status is conferred consistent with the Common Law Tradition of honoring Skill and Experience as a Trial Lawyer as well as a demonstrated commitment to promoting Excellence in the Art of Trial Advocacy

Positions Held

Mr. Mitchell is the Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section for The Cochran Firm, U.S.A which has approximately 30 offices nationwide. Mr. Mitchell was also the 2006-2007 Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Mitchell was one of only 10 members of the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Association For Justice for two years, 2010-2011.

Mr. Mitchell was recently appointed by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to the Louisiana Medical Disclosure Panel, a 15 member board responsible for determining which risks and hazards related to medical care and surgical procedures must be disclosed by healthcare providers to the patient or person authorized to give consent.

Mr. Mitchell was the Co-Founder and Equity Partner/Co-Owner of the law firms of Phillips & Mitchell, The Cochran Firm New Orleans, and The Cochran Firm Jackson. Mr. Mitchell is currently the founding partner of The Cochran Firm, Metairie and a Co-Founding partner in the Mitchell Sanchez Firm.

Organizations and Affiliations

Mr. Mitchell is a member of the Louisiana State and
License
  • Bar Number: License to Practice
    Louisiana , 1989
Education
  • Louisiana State University
    B.S. , 1985
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Louisiana State University -The Paul M. Hebert School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1989
    Baton Rouge, LA

    During law school, Mr. Mitchell was awarded the Outstanding Oral Advocate award by Mr. F. Lee Bailey during the F. Lee Bailey National Moot Court Competition. Mr. Mitchell's team placed second in the country. Mr. Mitchell was also a member of the National Moot Court Team and was a finalist in the school's Flory Trial competition

Hugo Chanez

Education

Mr. Chanez graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. While at Tulane, Mr. Chanez was a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Pi SIgma Alpha Honor Association and the Pi Alpha Beta Nation History Honor Society. He attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where he graduated with Honors in May 2009. In law school Mr. Chanez achieved recognition with the following Honors and Law Journals:
Loyola Law and Technology Annual, Managing Editor;
Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, Member;
Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, Editorial Board Award;
Frank Deutschmann Award Recipient Highest Grade in Insurance Law;
Police Jury Association Award Recipient - Highest Grade in Real Estate Transactions;
Law Excellence Award Recipient - Highest Grade in International Energy Law
Anzelmo-Steward Scholarship Recipient.

Mr Chanez received a masters of law, Latin Legum Magister (LLM) with Merit Honors in 2010 from Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom. His specialization was Antitrust law. His dissertation title was "Un-caging the Jaguar: An Analysis of Regional Competition Agreements within the Americas."

Bar Admissions

Mr. Chanez is admitted to practice law before the Louisiana Supreme Court and all Louisiana State District and Appellate Courts. He is also registered for the QLTS examination ifor England and Wales in the United Kingdom..

Areas of Practice

Mr. Chanez has focused his practice primarily in the area of Medical Malpractice. Mr Chanez also practices in the areas of Automobile Accidents, Products Liability, Premises Liability and Maritime Law.

Publications

Mr. Chanez has the following publications:
Towards the Creation of a Federal Value Policy Law, 10 LOY. J. PUB. INT. L. 111 (Fall 2008);
Why the Rule of Law Matters, Louisiana Rule of Law Conference, May 1, 2008;
A Liberation Theology Approach to Latin American Competition Policy, Global Antitrust Review;
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy, Global Antitrust Review, Editor.

Languages

Mr. Chanez is fluent in English, Spanish and is learning legal French.

Organizations and Affiliations

Mr. Chanez is a member of the following organizations:
Hispanic National Bar Association, 2011 Mid-Year Corporate Counsel Conference Co-Chair
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Louisiana, Legislative Advocacy Committee Chair;
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, Member;
Advocates for Development, Member.

Articles Written

Louisiana Medical Malpractice: The Medical Review Panel

Created On: 10/26/2011

Patients who are injured by a doctors' (or other medical professional) negligence can file a lawsuit in Louisiana state court, but first the case must be decided by the medical review panel.

Louisiana's Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

Created On: 10/25/2011

Learn about the time limit within which patients have to bring a lawsuit against a doctor, nurse or hospital for medical malpractice in Louisiana.

A Guide to Medical Malpractice Law in Louisiana

Created On: 02/18/2011

In 1975, Louisiana passed a comprehensive and sweeping law on medical malpractice. Louisiana medical malpractice claims are divided into two categories: (i) claims against private healthcare providers...

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