The Law Office of Michael J. Cochran

Leveraging a life in criminal justice to aid in your criminal defense and personal injury matters 

A Record of Excellence

I have extensive experience in the criminal justice system. I am a former detective and prosecutor. This experience is invaluable to your defense.

I am a former New Orleans Police Officer and Detective with over 10 years’ experience. During my tenure, I worked in various investigative units including; narcotics, vice, and homicide. While assigned to homicide I was the lead investigator on 20 murders and have played an integral role in numerous other homicide and death investigations.

I served as a felony prosecutor with the 22nd JDC District Attorney’s Office (St. Tammany and Washington Parish). This period of service provided me with valuable courtroom experience in which I tried many cases. While being a prosecutor I learned the ways in which the prosecution seeks to obtain guilty verdicts. This experience will help me identify the flaws in your case and establish the best defense.

My professional experiences have given me extra insight that many other lawyers simply do not possess, nor can be learned without prior law enforcement investigative experience. This insight will allow me to examine your case not only as a defense attorney but through the mindset and the lens of an investigator and prosecutor. This will allow me to easily identify where the investigation against you is lacking.

I am a Marine and Iraq War veteran. The U.S. Marine Corps has taught me perseverance and commitment. I will apply these values to your case.

Michael J. Cochran
Michael J. Cochran

Michael is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

Personal Injury