Kathy Cochran's practice focused on medicine and science in the courtroom, usually in the context of defending complex medical malpractice and pharmaceutical product liability matters. Kathy tried catastrophic injury cases in Washington state and nationally. She enjoyed the challenge of conveying complicated scientific concepts in terms a jury could easily understand, laying the foundation for persuasion and favorable verdicts. She was also known for her use of technology in the courtroom to persuade and prevail. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Ms. Cochran was particularly skilled in the courtroom, prevailing for clients in high profile litigation in Washington and throughout the nation.
Defense verdict in favor of pharmaceutical manufacturer in case alleging hormone therapy drug caused breast cancer (Pennsylvania).
Verdict in favor of hospital against medical device company based upon company’s violation of Consumer Protection Act and fraud/misrepresentation, working in conjunction with injured patient to achieve combined verdicts of more than $40 million.
Verdicts in favor of healthcare providers in several cases involving allegations of catastrophic injury associated with birth (Washington, Alaska and Oregon)
Leader of trial and science teams for major pharmaceutical companies defending products involving antibiotics, contraception, hormone therapy, vaccines, and medical devices.
2012 – Inns of Court –Panelist regarding professionalism and ethics in trial
2012 – Various presentations to local law firms regarding trial graphics
2011 – American Board of Trial Advocates –Demonstration of trial skills at mock trial
2011 –Washington Defense Trial Lawyers –Panel discussion of trial strategy in catastrophic injury cases
2011 – Washington State Association for Justice –Panel discussion at Second Annual Winter Conference on defense perspectives at trial
Previous – Frequent speaker at seminars and conferences since 1980