Greg Cochran is a recognized leader in the complex field of toxic tort litigation. He has skillfully and successfully defended against toxic tort and product liability claims on behalf of manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners in state and federal courts throughout Illinois. He has represented clients across different industries including construction, transportation, municipal, medical devices, pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer products. His proven record of success defending clients in state and federal courts has earned him accolades from judges and members of the profession.
Greg Cochran has been with McKenna Storer for almost 40 years. He joined the firm directly from law school and eventually rose to the position of partner. He has also served as the firm’s managing partner. Greg works long hours to bring value to his clients. Greg is known for coming early, staying late and getting the job done. He also is a past president of the Illinois Association of Defense Council, and is active in many defense related associations.
He has assembled an elite team of experienced defense attorneys to represent the firm’s clients in litigation involving asbestos, benzene, silica, welding rods, mold, chemical exposure and other toxic torts. He encourages the members of his team to embody his philosophy of being client-oriented. This philosophy has won praise from clients who appreciate the responsiveness and quality of service they receive.
Greg is a gifted negotiator and a well-respected trial attorney whose courtroom skills are recognized by judges and opposing counsel. In addition to serving as national and regional defense attorney in some of the most complex toxic tort cases, Greg and his team members serve as national coordinating counsel managing case inventories, developing strategies and overseeing all phases of litigation defense on behalf of the firm’s clients.
Greg is a leader among toxic tort litigation defense attorneys. He is an active member and past president of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.
During his time away from the courtroom and the office, Greg and his wife enjoy outdoor activities including downhill skiing and water skiing. They also enjoy training together to participate in triathlons. He and his wife have two daughters and a grandchild.
Representation of defendants in toxic tort litigation arising from exposure to asbestos and other substances or chemicals, such as benzene, in jurisdictions throughout Illinois, as well as in active jurisdictions in Indiana and Missouri. Successful defense leads to voluntary dismissal of more than 90% of all cases without payment.