In Memory of Jock Smith

Civil Plaintiff
The Cochran Firm
P.O. Box 830419
Tuskegee, AL 36083

In Memory of Jock Smith

Tuskegee, AL

Jock Smith is a senior partner in The Cochran Firm. His practice focuses on the areas of personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and corporate and consumer fraud. Jock earned his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Jock has obtained numerous record setting verdicts and settlements including an $80 million verdict and a $1.6 billion verdict, the largest verdict in America for the year 2004, as well as the top verdict in the history of the nation by an African American lawyer as lead counsel.

Born in New York City, New York, Jock began his law practice in Alabama in 1977. Prior to his success as a civil trial attorney, he had served as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Alabama. Jock is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and the Washington D.C. Bar Association. He was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and served as the nation's first African American Trial Trustee for the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has given Jock an AV rating, the highest achievable rating given to an attorney.

Jock was inducted as the first African American into the President's Advisory Council of the National Wildlife Federation and has been recognized in The Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America. He coauthored his autobiography, Climbing Jacob's Ladder: A Trial Lawyer's Journey on Behalf of 'the Least of These'.