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Keith M. Cochran

Overview

Mr. Cochran has experience in complex business disputes and intellectual property litigation in state and federal court. He has prosecuted and defended cases involving claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, securities and common law fraud, and other business related torts. He has represented clients in mediations, arbitration proceedings, and trial.

Mr. Cochran currently serves as an arbitrator for the San Diego County Bar Association's fee dispute arbitration program. He also serves as a public arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Prior to joining Fitzgerald Knaier LLP, Mr. Cochran practiced with the San Diego law firm of Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP where he defended clients in complex civil litigation matters. In addition, he served as a judicial extern to United States Magistrate Judge William McCurine, Jr. of the Southern District of California. Mr. Cochran is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California. Mr. Cochran is also admitted as a Patent Attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Cochran graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. He received his Masters degree in Economics and his Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

HONORS

  • San Diego Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2017)
  • San Diego Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2016)
  • San Diego Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2015)
  • PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • You Must Always Keep a Secret (even if the secret's out): The Attorney's Continuing Obligation of Confidentiality, ABTL San Diego Report, Vol. MMXVI, No. 4 (Winter 2016)
  • Keith Cochran
    kcochran@fitzgeraldknaier.com

    Tel: 619.241.4807
    Fax: 619.955.5318
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    550 West C Street, Suite 2000
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Education
    • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.S. (2003)
    • University of California, Santa Barbara, M.S. (2004)
    • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2007)
    Professional Affiliations
    • J. Clifford Wallace American Inn of Court
    • San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA)
    • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL)
    Bar Admissions
    • California (2007)
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office (2007)