McMurray says he was defrauded, also. Numerous former Cochran Firm associates and partners complained and some sued over the years to get remedy for The Cochran Firm fraud - the honest ones, usually. The Cochran Firm seemingly has no use for ethical attorneys.
Vickie Gilliam, Esq. spoke about the Ramapough People's case to Terry Lowry in during a two-part interview (two(2) links):
Vicki Gilliam interview Part I
Vicki Gilliam interview Part II
It is a damn shame how The Cochran Firm ran over the Indigenous People to save Ford and the EPA - got rid of Ms. Gilliam first - took her off the case that was worth between $2 billion and $3 billion, then settled for only $12.5 million!
THE COCHRAN FIRM apparently defrauds other law firms as well as its clients and some of its own partners. See an excerpt of an article in New York Law Journal, dated October 29, 2012:
Two prominent civil rights firms in New York are accused by a three-lawyer Washington, D.C. firm of cheating it out of a significant fee as part of a $3.75million settlement in a wrongful death case. Catalano & Plache claims that [Cochran] Neufeld Scheck & Brustin and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady submitted court documents on settlement terms without naming Catalano as a participating firm.
"The defendants engaged in a pattern of conduct to defraud and deceive plaintiff," Catalano argues in the Manhattan Supreme Court suit, Law Offices of Catalano & Plache v. Brustin, 157248/2012. "Defendants are scheming and attempting to avoid their legal, moral and ethical obligations."
We should ALL file RICO Act racketeering against the identity-challenged, absent-minded lawyers. They OFTEN forget who they are working for on cases - the plaintiffs or the defendants. They forget which cities they "operate" in and swear in court, "We are in no way affiliated with The Cochran Firm or any Cochran Firm offices." The Atlanta office lied in court, saying "We are wholly owned Georgia corporation," and "We have no affiliation with any law offices whatsoever in Memphis, TN." Judges help them get away with perjury, too, or simply refuse to hear the case. That happened during a class action for race discrimination in California.
The Cochran Firm lawyers sometimes use an alias name in court to defend the firm against fraud lawsuits, like Hezekiah Sistrunk, Esq. did. He is the managing partner in the firm's Atlanta office, which is prolifically advertised but its very existence is denied in court in order to falsely claim that the Neal's lawsuit was not served to the "right" party. The Atlanta office came up with a name it called an LLC, but that alias was never registered with the Georgia Secretary of State. See a list in the article at the link below containing names of more people who sued The Cochran Firm for defrauding them.
BEWARE of treacherous lawyers: The Cochran Firm. McMurray Speaks!
If you have been victimized by The Cochran Firm frauds, let us hear from you. Racketeering is unlawful.
Mary Neal (678) 531-0262
Website: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
(See evidence under the "Documents" tab at the website link above)
We sure need Alton Maddox at times like these! He admired Johnnie Cochran and probably hates what these prejudice Alabama people are doing to his name and legacy.