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Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
  2. Pharmaceutical liability: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Robert Neil Gellatly JR

    Kathy is tough, pragmatic and brilliant.


    Robert Gellatly Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • No photo

    Kathy Cochran is an outstanding trial lawyer


    Randy McCaskill
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson

1215 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1700

Seattle, WA, 98161-1007



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Defense Trial Lawyer 2006N/A2006
Order of the CoifUniversity of Washington School of Law1975
Super lawyer for each of last 10 yearsWashington Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Seattle's Best LawyersSeattle MagazineN/A
Best lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Member, FounderWilson Smith Cochran Dickerson1988 - Present
ShareholderReed McClure1975 - 1988
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Defense CounselMember1982 - 1983
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Simon v WyethDefense verdict
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Publication NameTitleDate
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Third Generation TortsN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Louisiana State University, Baton RougeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Medical MalpracticeEnd of Life Decision Making and Ethics2007
Trial PracticeEthics, Technology in the Courtroom, Trial TacticsN/A
Drug and Device SeminarClinical trial liability; jury focus groupsN/A