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After graduating from the University of Virginia Law School in 1975, Mr. Cocke moved to Clarksdale, MS to begin practising in a widespread litigation corporation. In 1982, Mr. Cocke and Mr. Merkel left that corporation and hooked up Merkel & Cocke, P.A., and due to the fact that point the emphasis of Mr. Cocke’s practice has stepped forward increasingly closer to clinical malpractice. At the existing time his practice is solely devoted to dealing with medical negligence instances for the plaintiff, both due to direct contact through the purchaser or as, greater usually happens, on referral from different legal professionals who are not acquainted with the dealing with of medical negligence cases. Mr. Cocke handles all forms of medical negligence instances, but a…

After graduating from the University of Virginia Law School in 1975, Mr. Cocke moved to Clarksdale, MS to start working towards in a standard litigation company. In 1982, Mr. Cocke and Mr. Merkel left that organization and established Merkel & Cocke, P.A., and because that point the emphasis of Mr. Cocke’s practice has improved an increasing number of towards clinical malpractice. At the prevailing time his exercise is completely committed to managing medical negligence instances for the plaintiff, either as a result of direct touch by way of the consumer or as, greater typically happens, on referral from different lawyers who aren't acquainted with the managing of medical negligence cases. Mr. Cocke handles all styles of scientific negligence instances, however a uniform requirement is that serious damage or loss of life have took place as a result of the medical mistake.

Mr. Cocke has mounted a popularity for complicated cases related to toddlers who maintain permanent mind injuries. He also handles instances related to deaths due to the failure to treat within the emergency room setting and the premature discharge of patients after surgery, in addition to failure to right away diagnose most cancers.

Mr. Cocke has advanced a specific interest inside the use of cutting-edge generation in clinical negligence cases and has spoken at seminars in this concern. The Internet has evolved into a very useful device in carrying out scientific studies and communicating with other attorneys handling comparable cases through the Internet is likewise a chief assist in the coping with of scientific cases.

Mr. Cocke changed into selected Best Lawyer of the 12 months for 2012 and 2014 in The Memphis area within the area of Medical Malpractice and has been selected a Best Lawyer and Super Lawyer every yr due to the fact that 2006.

Mr. Cocke has his pilot’s license, and enjoys flying his aircraft for paintings-related matters and for amusing. He owns Yazoo Pass eating place in Clarksdale, and enjoys being worried in that challenge. He is an avid promoter of blues tourism in Clarksdale.

Representative Cases

- Senatobia Community Hospital v. Orr, 607 So.2nd 1224 (Miss. 1992)

- Scott v. Ball, 595 So.2d 848 (Miss 1992)

- Waldrip v. Turley, 1987 WL 30320 (Tenn. App. 1987)

- Dickey v. Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, 146 F.3d 262 (fifth Cir. Miss. 1998)

- Williams v. Chism, 164 B.R. 735 (N.D. Miss. 1994)

- Sperry-New Holland, a Div. of Sperry Corp. v. Prestage, 617 So.2nd 248 (Miss. 1993)

- Krieser v. Hobbs, 166 F.3d 736 (fifth Cir. Miss. 1999)

- Buford v. Howe, 10 F.3d 1184 (5th Cir. Miss. 1994)

- DeLaughter v. Lawrence County Hosp., 601 So.2d 818 (Miss. 1992)

- Drummond v. Buckley, 627 So.2d 264 (Miss. 1993)

Professional Associations and Memberships

- Mississippi Association for Justice, 1992 – Present

-- Board of Governors (Former)

- American Bar Association, 1998 – Present

-- Co-chair, Section of Healthcare Law (Former)

Honors and Awards

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- Best Lawyers in America, 2007 – Present

-- Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Memphis, 2016

-- Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Memphis, 2013

- Super Lawyers, 2006 – Present

- Lawyer of the yr by using Best Lawyers for Memphis, 2012 and 2014, in area of Medical Malpractice
Merkel & Cocke, P.A. Attorneys At Law

Practise Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Oncology Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Law Firm Position

Partner attorney

Admission Info

Admitted in 1975, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
1975, Mississippi
1992, Tennessee
1975, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
1975, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Payment Type

Free consulting service
Fixed hourly rates
Fixed expenses available

Start at the Faculty of Law
University of Virginia School of Law

Class of 1975
J.D.

University Attended

University of Virginia
Class of 1969
B.A.
Economics, with difference

Birth Date and City

Born in 1947
Clarksdale, Mississippi, October 9, 1947


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Clarksdale

30 Delta Avenue
P.O. Box 1388
Clarksdale, MS  38614
U.S.A.
Clarksdale