Bar and Court Admissions
- Louisiana Federal and State Courts
Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, J.D., 1991
Louisiana State University, B.S. in Finance, 1988
Douglas J. CochranMember
- Baton Rouge
- T: 225.490.5813
- One American Place, Suite 1150
301 Main Street
- F: 225.490.5860
- Baton Rouge, LA 70825
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Mr. Cochran has an active trial practice handling insurance defense, medical malpractice, workers' compensation defense and general business litigation. He joined Stone Pigman in 2007 and has 25 plus years of experience.
Successfully resolved a multi-million dollar class action matter as lead counsel involving the calculation of medical reimbursements provided to Louisiana hospitals and clinics.
Regularly represents Acadian Ambulance in medical malpractice claims.
Successfully defended a major insurance company in two of the few Katrina federal jury trials where the insurance company prevailed.
Successfully represented Albemarle Corporation in a multimillion dollar arbitration dispute over a chemical distribution agreement.
Representing Southern Fast Loans involving various injunctive reliefs including a lease holders' rights protection.
Successfully prosecuted an insurance fraud case for the Louisiana Restaurant Association Self Insurers' Fund.
Represented Anheuser-Busch in connection with a distributor contract dispute.
Represented Acadian Ambulance in connection with a medical regulatory compliance issue.
Represented Merritt McDonald Construction Company in connection with a public works contract bid dispute.
Professional and Civic Activities
Mr. Cochran is the Ex-Officio Chairman of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. He is the Past President of the Board of Directors of the Charles W. Lamar, Jr. Downtown Baton Rouge YMCA. He serves on the volunteer boards of the St. Francisville Area Foundation and Friends of the Archives Board of Directors, a support non-profit for the Louisiana State Archives. Mr. Cochran is an active member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He is a co-founder and board member of Baton Rouge Uncorked, a charity organized to raise funds for small non-profit organizations. He frequently speaks on loss prevention.
Honors & Awards
Mr. Cochran has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in the field of insurance law and is the 2015 Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge for insurance law. He has an AV Preeminent peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
- August 15, 2016
- August 17, 2015
- August 18, 2014
- August 15, 2013
- May 10, 2011
- April 28, 2010
- September 30, 2009
- January 1, 2007
In the News
- October 11, 2011