Merkel & Cocke, P.A.
Areas of Practice: Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability.
Bar Admissions: Mississippi, 1998; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi.
Education: University of Mississippi (B.A., summa cum laude, 1995; J.D., cum laude 1998); Taylor Medal Award Winner: English; Chancellor’s Scholar; Moot Court Board Member; Moot Court: “Best Written Brief Award,” 1996.
Academic Fraternities/Sororities: Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Eta Sigma.
Legal Honors and Awards: Best Lawyers in America ( Medical Malpractice-Plaintiff) 2012-present; Super Lawyers & Rising Stars (Medical Malpractice-Plaintiff) Rising Stars: 2008-2014, Super Lawyers: 2017-present; National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40, (2012), Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2014, 2016-17); Lawyers of Distinction, Top 10% in the USA (2017); National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award (2018).
Professional Associations and Memberships: Coahoma County Bar Association; Mississippi Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Board of Directors and Executive Committee member.