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Darrell L. Cochran

Darrell L. Cochran

  • Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Products Liability
  • Washington
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Summary

Over the past 25 years, Darrell Cochran has won a significant number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, both in Washington state and around the country. His legal philosophy is guided by the desire to assist those severely injured or damaged by well-funded defendants who have abused their power or acted recklessly in their disregard for others. A few examples of his impressive casework include a $95 million class action verdict against the Washington DSHS for breach of contract, a $7.5 million class action settlement against Multicare Health System for deceptive billing practices, and his role in negotiating a $60 million settlement for Oso landslide victims against Washington State and the timber company. Darrell's practice areas include catastrophic injury or death, medical malpractice, sexual abuse, insurance bad faith, product liability, class action and general serious personal injury. Many of his cases attract local and national media attention, including high-profile litigation involving Puget Sound Energy, Hunter-Donaldson, Washington DSHS, Apple Computers, Washington State DOC and various school districts. Darrell often accepts difficult case requests from across the Northwest, and several of his jury verdicts have prompted important changes in Washington state law.

Darrell graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington in 1990 and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993. His legal career began in 1993 at Gordon Thomas Honeywell, where he made partner 5 years later at the age of 30. In 2008 he co-founded Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, a personal injury firm with offices in Tacoma and Seattle.

The members of the influential Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) elected him President for their 2017-2018 term, and he was named that organization's ‘Trial Lawyer of the Year' in 2015. He has also been selected as a ‘Super Lawyer' every year since 2003.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Products Liability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | Law
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University of Washington School of Law
B.A., Political Science and Communications
Honors: magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
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Awards
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Top 100
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Top 100
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
2015 - Present
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Top 100
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Top 100
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Top 100
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Top 100
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Superlawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
SuperLawyer 2003 - present
AV Preeminent
Martindale
Professional Associations
Washington State Association for Justice
Past President
Current
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Washington State Bar  # 22851
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
PCVA Law
Contact & Map
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
911 Pacific Ave., Ste 200
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (253) 242-9010
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed