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 and consumer law firms with some of the most aggressive, tireless and effective personal injury attorneys.
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 (2011-2023).
+AV Preeminent* rating-Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (1989-2022).
+Senior Fellow-Litigation Counsel of America (2007-2023).
+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 (2007-2023).
+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 National Bar Association Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. Legacy Award (2014).
+The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and in the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions for his work in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs and Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs. The 2021, 2022 and 2023 listings also included Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Plaintiffs. In 2019 named “Lawyer of the Year" Products Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs in Atlanta. Named 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” Mass Tort Litigation/Action-Plaintiffs.
+Inducted into The National Black Lawyers Hall of Fame (2023).
+Gideon’s Promise 2023 John R. Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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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