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Doug Cochran concentrates his practice on corporate litigation, testate litigation and insurance defense. With 30 years of experience, Doug has represented clients such as Anheuser-Busch in contract disputes, and Acadian Ambulance in medical malpractice claims and medical regulatory compliance issues. One of his most notable achievements occurred after Hurricane Katrina, when he defended a major insurance company in two of the very few Katrina cases where a jury found for the insurance company following the hurricane.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully resolved a multi-million dollar class action matter as lead counsel involving the calculation of medical reimbursements provided to Louisiana hospitals and clinics.
  • 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 & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Ex-Officio Chairman of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana.
  • Past President of the Board of Directors of the Charles W. Lamar, Jr. Downtown Baton Rouge YMCA.
  • Preserve Louisiana board member.
  • Friends of the Louisiana Archives board member.
  • St. Francisville Area Foundation board member.
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association member.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association member.
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel member.
  • Baton Rouge Uncorked, a charity organized to raise funds for small non-profit organizations, co-founder and board member.
  • Doug frequently speaks on loss prevention.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 – 2023.
    • "Lawyer of the Year" Baton Rouge for Insurance Law 2015.

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Practice Areas


Bar 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

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