Hezekiah Sistrunk Jr.

Hezekiah Sistrunk Jr.

  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
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National Partner and President of The Cochran Firm, founded by the legendary Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. The Cochran Firm is one of the nation’s largest personal injury, medical malpractice and consumer law firms with some of the most aggressive personal injury attorneys, known for their tireless and effective legal representation. Tried over 100 cases to verdict with verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims and consumers in excess of $1Billion. Authored and lectured on medical professional liability issues, complex litigation matters, including class action and mass tort litigation. Served as a mediator in hundreds of litigated matters.
Professional recognitions include:
+"Top 100 Lawyers" in the state of Georgia-National Trial Lawyers Association (2011-2021).
+AV Preeminent* rating-Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (1989-2021).
+Charter Fellow-Litigation Counsel of America (2007-2021).
+Men Looking Ahead News Magazine 2011 annual "Power List of Georgia's Most Powerful and Influential Lawyers".
+Super Lawyers Magazine list of Georgia Super Lawyers (2007-2021).
+Inducted into the Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame (2011).
+Inducted as a Fellow into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2012).
+Clarence Darrow Award during the Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference (2014).
+The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and in the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions for his work in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs.
In 2019 named “Lawyer of the Year" Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs - in Atlanta.
+President of the National Trial Lawyers (2015)
+National Board of Complex Litigation Lawyers-National Board of Trial Advocacy (2017)
+Inducted into The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame (2018)
+LAWDRAGON 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer Guide (2019 & 2020)
+Lawyers of Color-Ten Most Influential Black Lawyers of the Decade-2021

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mass Torts Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Premises Liability-Plaintiffs
  • Contingent Fees
Duke University School of Law
J.D. (1982) | Law
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North Carolina State University
B.A. (1979) | Political Science
Honors: Graduated with honors
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The Cochran Firm-Atlanta
100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 222-9922
Fax: (404) 222-0170
Notice: Business hours are 8:30 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.
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