John Hartwell Cocke was named 2019 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for his work in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
— Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is proud to announce that founding partner, John Hartwell Cocke, has been recognized in the 25th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for his specialty in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs for the Memphis region. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in Personal Injury Law – Plaintiffs.
A single lawyer in each area of practice and community will receive the coveted "Lawyer of the Year" award, and the firm congratulates him for having earned the honor once again. Best Lawyers awards are based on a proprietary, peer review process, which is designed to capture the consensus opinions of attorneys about the professional abilities of their colleagues.
Each year since 1983, lawyers are nominated by their peers for Best Lawyers recognition; the results of the peer review process are analyzed, and then each nominated attorney's eligibility is verified, to ensure their good standing with the local bar. After the selection of the finalists, their firms are notified, and the winning names are announced online and in a print publication.
About award-winning attorney John Hartwell Cocke
John Cocke focuses his law practice on all types of medical negligence cases, with a special affinity for complex cases involving representing babies who have sustained permanent brain injuries. Mr. Cocke enjoys the distinction of having been selected as Lawyer of the Year in 2012 and 2014 in the Memphis area for Medical Malpractice, and he has been selected as a Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer every year since 2006.
About Merkel & Cocke
With almost 200 years of combined legal experience, the Jackson personal injury attorneys at Merkel & Cocke, P.A. offer comprehensive, aggressive advocacy for clients throughout Mississippi. We are one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in Mississippi, and we are honored to serve the people within our communities and protect their rights in court. At Merkel & Cocke, our mission is to provide the highest-quality legal services to our clients, tailored to their unique needs, and handled with discretion and care. Some of the practice areas which we focus on include:
• Medical Malpractice
• Birth Injuries
• Catastrophic Personal Injuries
• Vehicle Accidents
• Workers’ Compensation
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