Charlie Cochran


Partner – Phone: 707-544-9006

Many of you visiting our site may be here because you’ve known me for decades as a friend. I may have been your teacher, or perhaps your Mayor or Councilperson. If you’ve lived in Sonoma County for years, the chances are we’ve met. This is my home, from birth. My Grandfather, “Pop Shand”, was the janitor for the old Courthouse. It’s a special source of pride for me that the Santa Rosa office of KCEH is located today on Old Courthouse Square.

Why should any of this matter? It matters because when your attorney walks through the door of a courtroom, he or she brings reputation, trust, relationships, wisdom and opportunity along the way. Each of these characteristics takes on more depth and more impact when the community you serve is the community you love. Do you clearly understand the methods and motivations the firm that represents you embodies? Let me share some specifics that we believe define the difference between some success and great success.

At KCEH every case is important, and every case receives what we’ve identified to be the single most important element of legal success – appropriate preparation. The opposition doesn’t take seriously an opponent they don’t believe is prepared to try the case. Our clients feel confidence in a case positioned to succeed. A clear message to the opposing party is your readiness for trial.You have our pledge that each individual at KCEH will deliver the highest quality legal services available. We’ll provide evidence of our efforts in a multitude of client-oriented actions, such as flexible office hours, prompt response to your concerns, and keeping you informed and involved in the status of your case. Take advantage of our FREE consultation today and begin the process to a successful outcome. We look forward to representing you!

Charlie CochranAbout Charlie Cochran

Charlie Cochran is a Civil Law Specialist, designated by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1995. An experienced Trial Attorney, he has tried over seventy jury trials, sat as Arbitrator or Mediator on over 300 cases and has been named a “Super Lawyer” by San Francisco Magazine. Charles D. Cochran, admitted to bar, 1981, California


Western State University College of Law, San Diego, California J.D. – 1980 Fresno State University B.A. – 1977 Santa Rosa Junior College A.A. – 1975 Also Attended: University of San Diego and Oxford University, Oxford, England

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer since 2006
  • The National Trial Lawyers-Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • In Honor of Excellence Litigation Counsel of America
  • 20th year recognition as a Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Lifetime Achievement Award America’s Top 100 Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Present, Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Judge Pro Tem, Sonoma County Superior Court
  • Sonoma County Panel of Arbitrators
  • American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators


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