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Steckler Gresham Cochran

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Steckler Gresham Cochran PLLC (“SGC”), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, specializes in complex commercial, class, mass, and consumer litigation across the country.  Its attorneys have extensive experience in consumer protection, securities fraud, and qui tam actions under the False Claims Act. The firm handles national class actions that present cutting edge issues. The attorneys at SGC understand how to litigate difficult and large cases in an efficient and cost effective manner, and they have used these skills to obtain outstanding results for their clients. SGC attorneys are recognized in their field for excellence and integrity, and are committed to seeking justice for their clients. Its lawyers are admitted in various state and federal jurisdictions across the United States, including in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, California, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Illinois.  The firm’s lawyers collectively have nearly a century of experience handling complex litigation.   Bruce W. Steckler has been appointed in a leadership position in multiple significant complex litigations, including:   ·  In re Fresenius Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2428 (District of Massachusetts); · In re Ford Fusion and C-Max Fuel Economy Litigation, No. 13-MD2450 (S.D.N.Y.); · In re Bank Overdraft Fee Litigation, MDL 2036 (S.D. Fla.);  and - In re Chinese Drywall Litigation, MDL 2047 (E.D. La.). · In re Easy Saver · State of Texas Silica Litigation   Mr. Steckler was also a co-finalist for the “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award in 2012 for his work representing small businesses and individuals against America’s largest banks, including Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase, which produced a combined benefit of over $1 billion for the various classes.  Mr. Steckler’s legal acumen has won him recognition by D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers under 40” feature in 2002 through 2006, and D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers” in 2009 through 2018, and Thompson Reuters as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2004 through 2018. Mr. Steckler enjoys an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, its highest peer rating. He was selected for the Plaintiff’s Hot List in 2011 by the National Law Journal. He was named a finalist for Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year 2012, an honor that is awarded to the attorneys who “made the greatest contribution to the public interest within the past year by trying or settling a precedent-setting or socially significant case.” He has also been named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers in 2013 - 2018.   Gresham formerly served on the Board of Directors of both the Texas and Dallas Trial Lawyers Associations and has been consistently chosen by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2009-2018) and as a Rising Star and/or SuperLawyer™ by Law and Politics Magazine, 2009-2018). Gresham was named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by TNTLA (2008-2018) and, in 2016, received the Litigator Award which is awarded for superior litigation achievement to only one percent of all lawyers.   Stuart L. Cochran has participated as Plaintiffs and/or been named as class counsel in at least 100 proposed or certified consumer class actions, with particular experience in consumer class cases arising out of deceptive advertising. Mr. Cochran also serves on the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for Business and Consumer cases.   L. Kirstine Rogers has participated in prosecuting numerous consumer and complex commercial class actions since joining Steckler Gresham Cochran PLLC. Ms. Rogers was named as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine in 2018.  Ms. Rogers was formerly with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas where she served as the career law clerk to the Honorable Don D. Bush from 2007 until 2016. During her tenure, Ms. Rogers researched, briefed and participated in many complex civil cases before the Court, including numerous sophisticated commercial disputes, putative class actions, breach of fiduciary duty and contractual claims and qui tam actions. In assisting the Court with the disposition and trial of civil cases, Ms. Rogers gained extensive experience in compound procedural and substantive issues arising under both state and federal law, including standing, jurisdiction and immunity. Prior to her service with the Court, from 2001 until 2007, Ms. Rogers was an associate with the trial department of Thompson & Knight LLP, one of the oldest and most respected law firms in Dallas, Texas. There, her practice focused on complex civil cases at both the trial and appellate levels where she represented both companies and individuals in in state and federal court and proceedings before the American Arbitration Association. Ms. Rogers is also a member of the Texas Bar College, an achievement attained by fewer than 10 percent of the lawyers in Texas.

Firm Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Aviation Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Qui Tam Law
  • Sports Law
  • Trade Secrets Law

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