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Benjamin T. Cochran has been representing injured employees in North Carolina since 2002. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, he is the Managing Partner of Hardison & Cochran.


Mr. Cochran is a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation. He holds memberships in the American Trial Lawyers Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice where he is in the Leaders’ Forum. As a compassionate believer in educating others of their rights, he often speaks publicly and has authored a book, 9 Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Workers’ Compensation Case And How To Avoid Making Them, for residents of the Tar Heel State.  


Mr. Cochran believes in a team approach when it comes to handling a client’s case. He feels that everyone in a selected division should be intimate with the details of a case. This way not only one person can help the client, but everyone on any given day can be of assistance. Mr. Cochran is described as someone who grasps the leadership role with confidence, energetic about his duties, and is dedicated to helping others; be that client, fellow attorney or staff member.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 90%
    5 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    5 years

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Contact info

Hardison & Cochran

212 South Wilson Ave
Dunn, NC, 28335

Hardison & Cochran

327 Dick St, Unit 101
Fayetteville, NC, 28301

Hardison & Cochran

Landfall Executive Suites
1213 Culbreth Dr.
Wilmington, NC, 28405

Hardison & Cochran

35 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Southern Pines, NC, 28387

Hardison & Cochran

2530 Meridian Pkwy, Suite 300
Durham, NC, 27713

Hardison & Cochran

7 Corporate Center Ct
Greensboro, NC, 27408



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Workers’ Compensation Law – ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2014
Rising StarNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2010
Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation lawNorth Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization2007
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHardison & Cochran, PLLC2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Workers' Compensation Section CouncilMember2011 - Present
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Wake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial LawyersN/A
Tenth Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lassister v. Glover Printing, Inc.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hardison & Cochran Information GuidesSeven Big Mistakes to Avoid After a Big Rig Trucking Accident2010
Hardison & Cochran Information GuidesThe Guide To Protecting North Carolina Motorcyclists & Their Families2010
Hardison & Cochran Information GuidesNorth Carolina’s Guide To Nursing Home Negligence2010
Hardison & Cochran Information GuidesNine Common Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Workers’ Compensation Case and How to Avoid Making Them2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillEconomics, African-American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
North Carolina Association of Self - Insurers Annual Meeting and Education ConferenceHow To Succeed In Mediation2008
CLE for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal EducationMedical Records Management for North Carolina Paralegals2004