I’m honored to receive this recognition, and I believe it reflects positively on the hard work of our entire worker’s compensation division. At Hardison & Cochran, we firmly believe in using a team approach when it comes to serving our clients.
Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) February 10, 2012
For the third straight year, North Carolina workers’ compensation attorney Ben Cochran has been named a Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine.
Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law and the managing partner of Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, also was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2010 and 2011.
“I’m honored to receive this recognition, and I believe it reflects positively on the hard work of our entire worker’s compensation division,” Cochran said. “At Hardison & Cochran, we firmly believe in using a team approach when it comes to serving our clients.”
To be named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an attorney must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Lawyers are selected to the Rising Stars list based on peer nominations and independent research. Candidates are evaluated according to 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list, according to Super Lawyers magazine, which is distributed to attorneys and ABA-accredited law school libraries across the state.
Since 2002, Cochran has helped to secure compensation for North Carolina employees who are injured or become ill on the job. As a North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer, his work involves filing claims for workers and arguing their cases before the N.C. Industrial Commission. He also handles mediation of settlements for his clients.
Cochran believes strongly in educating workers about their rights to recover medical expenses and other benefits in workers’ compensation claims or personal injury lawsuits. He often speaks publicly and wrote the book, “9 Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Workers’ Compensation Case and How to Avoid Making Them.”
“Ben is someone who truly grasps his leadership role with confidence,” said Hardison & Cochran partner Ken Hardison. “He is energetic about his duties and is truly dedicated to helping others, whether it is a client, a fellow attorney or a staff member.”
Cochran is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.
He is a member of Phi Alpha, American Association for Justice, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 10th Judicial Bar Association and Wake County Bar Association.
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, New Bern, 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, nursing home abuse and negligence and traffic violations. For more information, call the firm toll-free at (800) 434-8399 or use the firm’s online contact form.