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Labor and employment
Theft of Trade secrets
white collar criminal defense
The Right Attorney at the Right Time
Steve Cochell is a former Navy lawyer, federal prosecutor, chief disciplinary counsel and former "big firm lawyer" who established The Cochell Law Firm to provide the highest quality representation, advice and counseling to individual, small business and corporate clients at a cost that makes business sense in troubled economic times.
Perhaps the most difficult decision for clients confronted with labor, employment, regulatory problems or even criminal allegations is selecting a lawyer who has the expertise and training to help them solve legal problems in the fastest, most cost effective manner.
Many clients have suffered at the hands of large law firms who charge high hourly rates without regard to cost or results.
The Right Advice at the Right Time
Hiring a smart lawyer to solve your problem is only part of your solution. Legal competence is not always accompanied by common sense and honesty in providing clients the best advice at the right time.
The Cochell Law Firm is committed to preventing or, if necessary, resolving legal problems at the lowest possible cost to its clients.
Judgment and extensive experience in both private practice and government have equipped us to analyze and quickly resolve or provide representation in legal problems ranging from labor and employment issues, commercial disputes, trade secrets, trademark, cybersquatting to representing individuals and businesses in complex civil and/or criminal cases such as racketeering, employee benefits, health care fraud, mail/wire fraud, insider trading, securities and tax fraud.
Communication, Planning and Budgets
Strategic thinking, creative planning and budgeting at the "front end" of a problem can save substantial time, expense and legal fees.
Extensive jury trial experience involving a broad range of legal issues have equipped us to provide you with a realistic budget that matches your needs.
When confronted with litigation or a trial, we can provide you with hourly rates or, in appropriate cases, an estimated or flat fee budget budget based on the needs of the case. "offense" or a "defense" based on your objectives, legal ethics as well as the realities of the facts and the law.