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ATTORNEY LISTING
Diane K. Cochrane
Stuart D. Colburn
Jay R. Downs
R. Christopher Esson
R. Lynn Fielder
D. Rynn Freiling
John V. Fundis
Adrienne Gasser
Richard P. Hill
Laura Shelton Horn
Tab H. Keener
Tara S. Kern
Christopher M. Losey
Frances A. Lout
Janice G. Menzies
Charles E. Morse
David R. Pettineo
Philip P. Romero
Laura D. Schmidt
Andrew Z. Schreck
Wendy D. Schrock
Timothy U. Stanford

OF COUNSEL
Jeremy J. Cook
Carolyn Mitchell

Diane Cochrane

Diana K. Cochrane
Attorney
[email protected]

As an attorney for the Firm, Ms. Cochrane’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and insurance defense, including bad faith. Prior to joining Downs & Stanford, Ms. Cochrane practiced at renowned litigation firms in both Texas and Louisiana. Before attending law school, Ms. Cochrane served as a middle and high school English teacher.

Ms. Cochrane graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Texas A&M University in 1999. She received her J.D. degree in 2009 from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where she was a Hatton W. Summers Scholar, Articles Editor for the SMU Law Review Association, and elected to the Order of the Coif.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • State of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals – Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts – Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana

Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., English, 1999

Publications

  • "Contractual Waiver of the Right to Remove to Federal Court: How Policy Judgments Guide Contract Interpretation,” The Review of Litigation, University of Texas School of Law (Winter 2010)
  • "Como se dice, ? ‹Necesito a un interprete›The Civil Litigant’s Right to a Court-Appointed Interpreter in Texas,” The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues (Fall 2009)

Presentations

  • "Post Trial 101 – You Won! (or didn’t…) Now What?”, New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators’ Program (December, 2016)