Skip to main content

Benjamin Todd Cochran

Workers compensation Attorney at Raleigh, NC

Not yet reviewed

also known as Ben Cochran

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas

Managing partner Benjamin T. Cochran oversees the operation of Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law in addition to representing individual clients in cases involving workers’ compensation and personal injury law.

A lifelong North Carolinian, Cochran knew from his high-school days in High Point that he wanted to be an attorney. He received a B.A. degree in economics and African-American studies from the University of North Carolina in 1999 and then enrolled at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.

As a second-year law student, Cochran started working part-time in the law firm he now manages. During his third year in law school, he was actively handling some aspects of trial work for the firm and then joined as a licensed attorney after getting his J.D. and passing the bar in 2002.

For the first eight years, Cochran concentrated his work exclusively on workers’ compensation issues. He obtained additional training in workers’ compensation law and received designation as a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by the North Carolina State Bar. In recent years, Cochran has expanded his practice to include personal injury cases, but workers’ compensation remains his primary focus.

Cochran believes that the key to success in representing injured and disabled workers is communication.

“It means doing your very best to make sure that they’re up to date on the occurrences in their own claim,” he says, “and also that they understand what is happening through the workers’ compensation process, which can be very complicated.”

His years of experience in the area of law provide a depth of perspective that can be very helpful in explaining to clients what they should expect as their case moves forward.

“I’ve represented thousands of people, many of them working in the same kinds of places and suffering the same kinds of injuries, and so I’ve seen a lot of the same scenarios happen to a lot of different people,” Cochran says. “Fortunately, I’m in a position where I can describe to them how certain situations can result in certain circumstances and be able to give them a lot of information to help them make an informed decision.”

Several of his workers’ comp and personal injury cases have concluded with seven-figure resolutions in favor of his clients.

A frequent speaker at conferences and legal education forums, Cochran has also gained a number of professional honors and recognitions. He has been named as a North Carolina Super Lawyer each year since 2009 and listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2013, both legal publications that recognize professional excellence.

Cochran’s commitment to the community is not limited to the legal representation that he and his legal team provide to residents. The firm devotes resources to a project called Doing Good, in which it provides TV air time and publicity for area nonprofit organizations. In addition, Hardison & Cochran is a corporate sponsor of Carolina Tar Heel Football and uses that opportunity to help publicize the Autism Society of North Carolina. During one home game each year, the firm promotes the work of the Autism Society via field recognition and information in the game program and other publications.

Photos and videos

View more

Location

Hardison & Cochran
7340 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC, 27615
Hardison & Cochran
1209 Magnolia Street
Greensboro, NC, 27401
Hardison & Cochran
213 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC, 28401
Hardison & Cochran
212 South Wilson Ave
Dunn, NC, 28335
Hardison & Cochran
327 Dick St, Unit 101
Fayetteville, NC, 28301
Hardison & Cochran
1290 East Arlington Blvd. Suite 137
Greenville, NC, 27858
Hide locations

Workers Compensation lawyers nearby

Reviews

Not yet reviewed. Review Benjamin

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Hardison & Cochran, PLLC
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lassister v. Glover Printing, Inc.

Associations

  • North Carolina Workers' Compensation Section Council
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tenth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer Honoree
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer Honoree
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer Honoree
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer Honoree
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer Honoree
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer Honoree
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer Honoree
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Workers Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Workers Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer Honoree
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Workers Compensation Law - Claimiants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer Honoree
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2007
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
View all awards

Speaking Engagements

  • 24th Annual NC Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference
  • Use of Contempt Procedures in Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • 2019
  • Raleigh-Wake Paralegal Association
  • Navigating a Workers’ Compensation Claim Through the Industrial Commission
  • 2018
  • North Carolina Association of Self - Insurers Annual Meeting and Education Conference
  • How To Succeed In Mediation
  • 2008
  • Industrial Commission Conference
  • Plaintiff’s Attorney Case Law Review
  • 2007
  • CLE for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Medical Records Management for North Carolina Paralegals
  • 2004
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
Endorse Benjamin
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Benjamin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Raleigh Workers compensation Lawyer Benjamin Todd Cochran
Benjamin Todd Cochran
Workers compensation Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 21 years