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Michael Lawrence Cochran

Personal injury Attorney at Baltimore, MD

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    I will negotiate to implement a favorable separation agreement, or otherwise vigorously fight for your rights in court.

    11 years, 3 cases

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    If you or your business has been wronged, I will fight to ensure you get back what you deserve.

    11 years, 4 cases

  3. Personal injury
    If you are the victim of a car accident, I can successfully negotiate a settlement with the insurance company of the driver at fault.

    11 years, 2 cases

  4. Privacy
    I am a CIPP-US and provide management consulting services primarily to Fortune 100 U.S.-based multinationals in the medical device, pharmaceuticals, online services, and technology sectors; and to a not-for-profit consumer protection organization.

    13 years, 25 cases

  5. Criminal defense
    I have defended clients for drug distribution and possession charges, theft, and assault charges.

    11 years, 12 cases

  6. Debt collection
    I have used my 3 years of experience as a law clerk for a collections firm while in law school to add this practice area to my firm. If you are owed money, I can negotiate a payment plan, get a judgment and/or collect on that judgment.

    14 years, 500 cases

Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, I am a Baltimore based solo practitioner whose practice centers on criminal defense, divorce/family law, accidents/personal injury, lawsuits/civil litigation, debt collection, and protective/peace orders. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Maryland, College Park, and I graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

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Posted by Frank | July 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Michael to represent my in my absolute divorce case. Michael was very knowledgeable and understanding concerning my case. He did a magnificent job representing me and the costs were very reasonable. I highly recommend Michael Cochran Law Offices for legal counsel and representation.
Posted by Craig | January 3, 2014
Michael Cochran
Mr. Cochran was a pleasure to work with. He did an excellent job in communicating what would be expected during the hearing, and possible outcomes. Prior to the actual hearing much attention was given to researching the history of the case, as well as preparing of the defendant and witnesses. In the end the outcome was much better than expected. I would not hesitate to use him in the future if the need arises, or to recommend him.
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Posted by Brian | January 3, 2014
Family Attorney
Our family hired Michael to represent a family member. Besides being able to negotiate the right deal with the state's attorney, Michael kept us informed--explaining the process and taking some of the mystery and anxiety away--and was very committed to the good outcome. He is a trusted advisor.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
My experience with Attorney Cochran
As a business owner, I highly value reviews and feedback, recognizing them as essential tools to enhance products or services, or in some cases, maintain current exceptional standards. Recently, I engaged Attorney Michael Cochran for a Child Support case, and unfortunately, my experience was less than satisfactory. I felt that Michael did not exercise due diligence, and there was an unsettling lack of clarity regarding the details and plan of action for my case. After leaving a review expressing my concerns, he responded with a text, suggesting that I find a new attorney. While this made sense, as I had no intention of continuing with his services, the manner in which he handled the situation was unprofessional. To provide more context, I had an upcoming custody case related to the Child Support matter. I was already hesitant to use Michael's services due to dissatisfaction with how he managed the Child Support case. For instance, he made arguments more suited for a custody case rather than a Child Support case, leaving me confused about his approach, as we never discussed anything beyond the payment balance. Michael's response to my review was a text message that read: “Did you see the email? I saw the negative review you posted on Google regarding the child support case. I suggest you find another attorney to represent you in the custody case and have them file a substitution of counsel. I will hold until then. Thanks.” Rather than addressing my concerns through open dialogue, he chose to send a cancellation text. In my opinion, lawyers are paid too much to allow interpersonal issues and lack of communication to hinder their professional relationships. When fighting for your child, the last thing you need is an attorney who falls short in these areas. In the past, I used Erica Slater, and I wish I could turn to her now, but unfortunately, she no longer practices family law. I hope my experience serves as a cautionary tale for others seeking legal representation in family matters.
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Response from Michael Cochran August 17, 2023
One challenge lawyers must confront in family law cases is that not all parents put the best interest of their children first and accordingly do not want to pay child support. In Maryland, parents are required to provide financial support for their minor children based on guidelines have been set out by the legislature to which judge's generally defer to to determine appropriate monthly amounts. A child support case is about the numbers derived through this calculation along with the percentage of overnights that the parent is with the child. Sometimes it's just math.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%


AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Athena Privacy, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • EmdenLaw
  • 2009 - 2013


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

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Baltimore Personal injury Lawyer Michael Lawrence Cochran
Michael Lawrence Cochran
Personal injury Attorney
Baltimore, MD
Licensed for 11 years