Michael J. Cochrane


Michael J. Cochrane has been practicing law in Northern California for more than twenty years. His focus has been representing homeowners who have suffered damages from landslides, foundation movement, fire, water intrusion, and other real property related damage claims. During Mr. Cochrane's career, he has successfully represented hundreds of individual homeowners in lawsuits for damages against the builders and developers of their homes and lots. He has also successfully represented homeowners in damage claims against Cities, Counties, and other public entities, where the action or inaction of the public entity has caused damage to the homeowner's property. Mr. Cochrane has also successfully represented homeowners in claims against insurance companies that have wrongfully denied the homeowner's damage claims.

Mr. Cochrane has successfully tried cases to verdict before juries and judges in Contra Costa, Alameda, and Sacramento Counties. He has also acted as Judge Pro Tem in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, and has published several articles concerning topics of interest in the area of construction defect litigation

Educational History

Mr. Cochrane received his Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1983, and Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Bar Memberships

Mr. Cochrane is a member of the State Bar of California, and the Contra Costa and Alameda Bar Association. He is an active member of the Litigation and Real Estate Sections of these Bar Associations.