General Insurance Defense
Local Government Law
Scott Cochran was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, his initial experience was in the practice of civil and commercial litigation, appeals, and construction law. Mr. Cochran joined the firm in January 2009. His practice now includes litigation support, complex motion practice, and appeals spanning a broad range of areas, including sovereign immunity, medical malpractice, agency issues, premises liability claims, and federal civil rights claims. Mr. Cochran handles all aspects of civil appellate proceedings, including final and non-final appeals and special writs.
As part of his local government practice, Mr. Cochran represents a number of community development districts as general district counsel. He has also assisted local government clients including cities, law enforcement officers, the Clerk of Courts, and community development districts with civil ligation and appellate matters.
Florida State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2002)
Florida State University (J.D., magna cum laude, 2005)
Florida State University Law Review Editor, 2003-2004 and Executive Editor, 2004-2005
Florida Bar (2005)
U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida (2006)
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit (2013)
Broward County Bar Association
Zoba v. City of Coral Springs, 189 So. 3d 888 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)
City of Pompano Beach v. Beatty, 222 So. 3d 598 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017)
Shelswell v. Bourdeau, 239 So. 3d 707 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018)
City of Fort Lauderdale v. Nichols, 246 So. 3d 391 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018)
Stein v. Howell, 964 So. 2d 825 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)