Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) November 13, 2014
The Hardison & Cochran law firm in Raleigh has announced that managing partner Ben Cochran has recently received Martindale-Hubble’s AV Preeminent® rating.
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are based on evaluations by lawyers and other members of the bar and the judiciary. An AV Preeminent rating certifies that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
The Hardison & Cochran law firm pursues workers’ compensation, personal injury, wrongful death and Social Security Disability cases on behalf of North Carolina residents.
Mr. Cochran is a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation, and holds memberships in the American Trial Lawyers Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.
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In addition to receiving Martindale-Hubbell’s highest-available rating, Cochran was also recently named among The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants.
About Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law
Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, is a highly respected North Carolina personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Dunn, Southern Pines and Wilmington. The firm’s practice areas include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, dog bites, dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, and nursing home abuse and negligence. For more information, call the firm toll-free at (800) 434-8399 or use the firm’s online contact form.