Who We Are

“The law is never settled until it is settled right.”
“The law is never settled right until it is just.“
“The law is not just until it serves society to the fullest.“
- Harry Philo

The primary social purpose of the Tort System is the prevention of accidental injury and death.  Only when there is a failing in the primary social purpose do we fall back to the secondary social purpose, and that is to seek fair compensation for the victims.

“Tort Liability Is The Hammer Forging A Safer Society.” – Harry Philo

What we do

Practice Areas

By combining Safety Engineering and the Tort System, we seek to turn a tragic situation into a positive by encouraging culpable wrongdoers to make changes in order to prevent future serious injuries or death from occurring. The Cochran Firm’s attorneys in Huntsville can guide you through local laws and ensure you get the justice you deserve.

Plaintiff Tort Liability

Product Liability

Trial Practice

Personal Injury

Environmental Injuries

Automobile Wrecks

School bus Injuries

Tractor Trailer Wrecks

Trucking Collisions

Apartment Fires

Dog Attacks

Playground Injuries

Skating Rink

Nursing Home Injuries

Construction Accidents

Distracted Driving

Auto Manufacturers

Premises Liability



Medical Devices

Drunk Driving

Case Studies

How could due care on the part of a culpable wrongdoer have prevented my client’s injury or my client’s decedent’s death?


Has the culpable wrongdoer reduced the risk of serious injury or death as much as reasonably possible?


Doug received the Al Sansone Service Award, the highest award of service recognized by the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a Supporting Member of the Melvin M. Belli Society and Supporting Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Institute.  He has twice been selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.  In 1989, Doug was appointed by the Attorney General of the State of Alabama as a member of the Alliance Against Drugs.  In 2017, Doug was named a Top 100 Civil Plaintiff’s Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers.