Stephen R. Cochell founder of The Cochell Law Firm, started his practice in 2010. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court,U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Western, District of Texas. Mr. Cochell practices in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate and transactional, intellectual property, labor and employment, white collar criminal defense. Mr. Cochell believes that every legal challenge has a solution. It is his job is to examine your unique situation and use our knowledge and experience to find a solution that works for you and your business. Mr. Cochell Firm recognizes the importance of settlement achieving the best result for their clients.
Stephen R. Cochell started his legal career as a Lieutenant Judge Advocate (JAG) for the Navy as part of the Trial Defense Counsel. Mr. Cochell toured to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Yokosuka, Japan, and Washington D.C. during his four years as a JAG.
Mr. Cochell spent two years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan, focusing on tax and public corruption under RICO and the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute.
Next, Mr. Cochell moved into private practice at Wise and Marsac in Detroit, Michigan. He practiced product liability defense, employment litigation, insurance coverage, and other matters relating to commercial litigation.
Steve then moved to Utah with his young daughter and became Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Utah State Bar. Here Mr. Cochell provided advice and counsel to the Utah State Bar Commission regarding disciplinary policy, employee matters, drafting of disciplinary rules regarding trust accounting reporting and providing continuing legal education to Bar members and trial of attorney discipline matters in state district and appellate courts.
Mr. Cochell then moved to Memphis, Tennessee to become part of the in-house counsel at FedEx. He served as lead trial counsel in major labor and employment matters, commercial, business tort, and intellectual property matters. Prosecution of a complex trade secrets case against UPS and Fritz Companies, assisted management in formulating an administrative and litigation strategy to address disputes with the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) arising under the Air Carrier Stabilization Act and also served on the defense team defending the Postal Service’s award of the $7.2 billion contract to FedEx.
Finally, Mr. Cochell began his career in Houston, Texas, taking a partner role at Epstein Becker Green Wickliff & Hall. There, he represented business clients in labor and employment cases, including class action and collective action litigation as well as non-compete, intellectual property, commercial, business tort, and product liability actions.
Mr. Cochell graduated from Georgetown University Law Center L.L.M., 1983 in Washington, D.C. received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of law, 1979, in Baltimore, Maryland and B.A. in Political Science from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, 1972.