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Juris Doctor, 1972
University of California, Hastings College of Law
Bachelor of Science, 1969
University of California, Davis
Concentrating in Family Law with an emphasis in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Paternity, Premarital Agreements, Spousal Support, Domestic Violence, Post-Marital Agreements, Post Divorce Modification, Community Property Law, Guardianships, Appeals, and private judge in all areas of family law.
Mr. Cochrane began his practice with McCormick Barstow in 2007. Prior to joining McCormick Barstow, he was a partner at the firm of Jones Cochrane Hollenback Nelson & Zumwalt, LLP where he practiced for 35 years. He is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Cochrane is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Cochrane is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Cochrane was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2004-2007, 2010-2015) for his primary area of practice in Family Law.
Mr. Cochrane is a member of Fellow American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML); Association of Certified Family Law Specialists; State Bar of California (Member, Family Law Section); the Stanislaus County Bar Association (President, 1984); Former member of Stanislaus County Criminal Defense Bar (President, 1979);Former member of California Trial Lawyers Association (Chairman, Speakers Bureau, Stanislaus County Chapter, 1982-1985); Former member of California Society of CPA’s (Section on Family Law and Business Valuation).
In re William T. (1985) 172 Cal.App. 3d 790.
Publications & Lectures
Family Law “Year in Review”, CA Continuing Education of the Bar, 1989-1998; Various presentations to professional groups, including 2013 Northern California AAML Symposium: Return to Dissomaster - Mapping the Tax Return into Dissomaseter; 2012 Northern California AAML Symposium: Extreme Dissomaster! A Taxing Discussion.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2015|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2013|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2012|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2011|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2010|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2007|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2006|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2005|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2004|
|Senior Partner||McCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte & Carruth, LLP||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||2010 - Present|
|Assn CA Certified Family Law Specialist||Member||1995 - Present|
|Stanislaus County Bar Association||President||1984 - 1984|
|California Trial Lawyers Association||Chairman||1982 - 1985|
|Stanislaus County Criminal Defense Bar||President||1979 - 1979|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Stanislaus County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Stanislaus County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|CA Continuing Education of the Bar||Family Law “Year in Review”||1998|
|CA Continuing Education of the Bar||Family Law “Year in Review”||1997|
|CA Continuing Education of the Bar||Family Law “Year in Review”||1996|
|CA Continuing Education of the Bar||Family Law “Year in Review"||1995|
|CA Continuing Education of the Bar||Family Law “Year in Review"||1994|
|CA Continuing Education of the Bar||Family Law “Year in Review”||1993|
|CA Continuing Education of the Bar||Family Law “Year in Review”||1992|
|CA Continuing Education of the Bar||Family Law “Year in Review”||1991|
|CA Continuing Education of the Bar||Family Law “Year in Review”||1990|
|CA Continuing Education of the Bar||Family Law “Year in Review”||1989|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|University of California - Davis||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1969|
|2013 Northern California AAML Symposium||Return to Dissomaster - Mapping the Tax Return into Dissomaseter||2013|
|2012 Northern California AAML Symposium||Extreme Dissomaster! A Taxing Discussion||2012|