Hezekiah  Sistrunk, Jr.

The Cochran Firm - Atlanta
The National Black Lawyers - Top 100 Business Tort - Top 10 The National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff - Top 100 Class Action - Top 25 Enviromental - Top 10 Insurance Bad Faith - Top 10 Medical Malpractice - Top 25 Motor Vehicle - Top 25 Asbestos/Mesothelioma - Top 10 Aviation - Top 10 Brain Injury - Top 25 Latino Trial Lawyers - Top 10 Products Liability - Top 25 Railroad Accident - Top 10 Trucking - Top 10 Womens Rights - Top 10 Workers Compensation - Top 25
The Cochran Firm - Atlanta
100 Peachtree St. NW., Suite 2600
AtlantaGA 30303
404-222-9922
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Hezekiah is a 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. Hezekiah is also Chairman of the National Firm's Executive/Management Committee and the Managing Partner of the Firm's Atlanta Office. He has tried over 100 cases to verdict. Hezekiah and his trial teams have attained verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims and consumers in excess of $1Billion. Hezekiah has authored and lectured on medical professional liability issues, complex litigation matters, including class action and mass tort litigation, and has conducted risk management and risk assessment seminars for various clients. In addition to his trial experience, lecturing and advising clients, Hezekiah has also served as a mediator in hundreds of matters. Mr. Sistrunk’s practice focuses largely on the litigation of complex disputes involving common law, statutory law, contract law, physician and hospital liability law, product liability law, commercial, corporate and business issues, catastrophic personal injury cases and class action/ mass torts/pharmaceutical litigation. Over the course of his career, in fact, Mr. Sistrunk has prosecuted and defended hundreds of litigated matters before state courts, federal courts and administrative agencies and has tried over 100 cases to verdict Mr. Sistrunk has lectured on medical professional liability issues, complex litigation matters including class action and mass tort litigation and has conducted risk management and risk assessment seminars for various clients. In addition to his trial experience, lecturing, and advising clients, Mr. Sistrunk has also served as a mediator in hundreds of matters

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS
"Top 100 Lawyers" in the state of Georgia-National Trial Lawyers Association (2011-2019). +AV Preeminent* rating-Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (1989-2019)
Charter Fellow-Litigation Counsel of America (2007-2019)
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 (2007-2019)
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 and 2020 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 Trial Lawyers Executive Committee (2008-2019)
Lawyers of Color Fourth Annual Power List (2015)
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015-2019)
Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2016-2019)
National Trial Lawyers The RoundTable, America's 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers (2017-2019)
America’ Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (2017-2019)
National Trial Lawyers Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame (2018)
LAWDRAGON 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers (2019)

HONORS & AWARDS
Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame
Lawyer of the Year Award, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Atlanta, 2019
Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, National Trial Lawyers, 2011 – 2018
AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale - Hubbell Law Directory
Clarence Darrow Award
Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. Award, National Bar Association
Best Lawyers in America, 2015 - 2019

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Georgia Bar Association
National Trial Lawyers Association
National Board of Complex Litigation Lawyers, Founding Member

EDUCATION
B.A. – With Honors, North Carolina State University
J.D. – Duke University Law School, Elv in R. Latty Scholar

BAR ADMISSIONS
Atlanta, GA

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