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Willie Cochran



Willie helps people solve hard legal problems.

His docket is divided between appellate work and trial advocacy. He has resolved disputes through pre-suit negotiations, at trial, and on appeal.

Willie represents individuals and all kinds of companies in complex business situations across a variety of industries. He routinely handles disputes involving oil & gas, contracts, corporate governance, finance, restructuring, real estate, technology, trade secrets, intellectual property, legal malpractice, and the like. He is often called upon to jump into ongoing cases to research and brief complicated legal issues.

Before joining the firm, Willie clerked for Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

  • University of Texas, B.A. in Plan II
  • Stanford Law School, J.D.

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers’ Association
  • Deacon, Providence Church

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