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The Cochran Firms Washington, D.C. office and partner

Karen E. Evans selected for inclusion in the 2015 Edition
of Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers in America Lists
Personal injury and medical malpractice law firm serving Washington, D.C.,
Maryland, and Virginia named to two Best Lawyers lists
Dec. 9, 2014 The Cochran Firm, D.C. is proud to announce that it has been selected for the
Washington, D.C. Best Law Firms list in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers In America and partner
Karen E. Evans has been selected to U.S. News & World Reports 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers In
America list in the practice areas of medical malpractice and plaintiffs personal injury. The experienced
attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for their clients
in high-profile, high-stakes cases.
We are proud that our law firm and partner Karen E. Evans have been recognized for their
achievements, David E. Haynes, managing attorney for The Cochran Firm, D.C., said. The Cochran
Firm, D.C. has secured remarkable results for our personal injury and medical malpractice clients over
the years and we look forward to building upon this honor and growing our already-established
reputation of providing high quality, personalized legal representation for victims who have suffered
catastrophic injuries due to anothers negligence.
Firms included in the 2015 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with
persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique
combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The U.S. News Best Lawyers Best
Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client
and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional
information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking,
a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for
that particular location and specialty.
Karen E. Evans, a partner with The Cochran Firms Washington, D.C. office, has also been selected to
the Best Lawyers in America list since 2009. She has established a successful record of securing
multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims injured by medical negligence. During
her 24-year career as a trial attorney, Evans has successfully prosecuted a wide range of high-stakes
litigation matters arising from catastrophic injuries.
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Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal
profession. Because it is peer reviewed, selection of an attorney or law firm to a Best Lawyers list is
regarded by both clients and experienced attorneys as a noteworthy honor. Best Lawyers lists have
established a reputation as a reliable, unbiased source of information among the legal profession, the
media, and the general public. U.S. News & World Report creates its Best Lawyers lists by conducting
exhaustive peer-review surveys of tens of thousands of accomplished lawyers who confidentially
evaluate their professional peers.
It is a tremendous honor just to be selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers In America list. I have
been fortunate to have the opportunity to employ my prior experience as a nurse and my 24 years as an
attorney to help my medical malpractice clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, Evans
said. I am humbled by this recognition and thank my professional peers for selecting me.
About Karen E. Evans
Mrs. Evans is the current President of the Washington Bar Association, one of the first and oldest African
American Bar Associations in the country. She is a Past President of the Trial Lawyers Association of
Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and continues to serves on its Board of Governors. Evans is also a member of
the American Association of Nurse Attorneys and has been an invited speaker at the request of various legal
associations and assemblies, including the D.C. Bar, George Washington University Law School, the Virginia
Nurses Association, the D. C. Superior Court Judicial Training session committee, the DC Trial Lawyers
Association, the Ohio Association for Justice, and the Maryland Association for Justice. Evans is a member of the
state and federal Bars in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law
at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law from 2005 to 2012 and currently
serves as a mediator for the D.C. Superior Court.
Before law school, Evans was a Captain in the United States Air Force Nurse Corp and practiced
medical/surgical and intensive care nursing for 10 years. She began her legal education in 1987 at Texas Tech
University School of Law where she was selected for Law Review. After her first year of study, she transferred to
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Law and earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 1990.
About The Cochran Firm, D.C.
With decades of collective legal experience, the team of seasoned attorneys at The Cochran Firm represents
victims of catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, defective products, and class action members in
Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and nationwide. The Cochran Firm, D.C. has recovered millions of dollars
in verdicts and settlements for its clients. Initial consultations with The Cochran Firm, D.C. are free of charge and
carry no obligation.
The Cochran Firm, D.C.
1100 New York Ave. NW
Suite 340, West Tower
Washington, D.C. 20005
Local Phone: 202-682-5800
National Number: 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476)
Twitter: @CochranFirmDC

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