The Cochran Firm is featured in an exciting, exclusive, in-depth and inside interview featuring one of the firm’s best trial lawyers, Brian Dunn, discussing
Headline Civil Rights News: The Family of Lawrence Taylor v. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. On Tuesday, August 1, 2006, Lawrence Taylor died of multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies. Mr. Taylor was unarmed and being pursued for suspicion of DUI. Deputies fired seven rounds of ammunition at Mr. Taylor, of which four hit him. The fatal shot struck Mr. Taylor in the back. His family alleges that deputies violated standard operating procedure by shooting at Mr. Taylor, since he did not threaten the lives of officers attempting to stop his car.
Brian Dunn has handled many high profile police misconduct cases, including those of Reginald Denny and Geronimo Pratt. Mr. Dunn was also instrumental in prosecuting the litigation surrounding the tragic shootings of Tyisha Miller and Mario Paz, cases which not only brought multimillion dollar settlement awards to the plaintiffs, but additionally resulted in unprecedented changes in the departmental policies of the Riverside and El Monte Police Departments. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Nevada, and has practiced in the United States District Courts for the Central District of California, Eastern District of California, Northern District of California, and was recently admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Brian is a Member of the Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles and the American Trial Lawyers Association.
Founded over 40 years ago by famed attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm, as it is known today, has established itself as one of the premier plaintiffs’ litigation and criminal defense law firms in the United States. With 20 offices located in 15 states, The Cochran Firm has brought together into one firm, a diverse group of some of the most highly-experienced and respected men and women dedicated to bringing quality representation for injured people, their families, and the ordinary citizen.
Named to The National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Hot List, The Cochran Firm has been profiled as one of America’s top plaintiffs’ law firms. The Hot List is a compendium of the country’s top 12 plaintiffs’ law firms doing the “most to shape the law in America.” In 2005, The Cochran Firm was named to The NLJ 250 list, The National Law Journal’s survey of the largest law firms in America. Notably, The Cochran Firm held the exclusive position of appearing concurrently on both of these celebrated lists.
The Cochran Firm is the execution of Johnnie’s vision to have “a diverse law firm which reflects society and is capable of handling cases throughout America.” The attorneys and staff at The Firm are committed to upholding the standards of excellence set by its founding partner in representing all of their clients. You can reach The Cochran Firm at 323-931-6200, 1-800-THE FIRM, or www.cochranfirm.com