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418 Bland Street,, P.O. BOX 529, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

Brian K. Cochran



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Brian joined the firm in 2012 and focuses his practice on Defense of Governmental entities, Insurance Defense, Municipal Law, and Employment Law. He is a former law enforcement officer with sixteen years of criminal and traffic investigation experience in West Virginia including twelve years as a trooper with the West Virginia State Police. Brian resides in Mercer County with his wife and three children.

Areas of Practice:
  • Defense of State and local governmental entities and political subdivisions
  • Insurance Defense
  • Municipal Law
  • Employment Law
Bar Admissions:

West Virginia – 2007

US District Court, Southern District of West Virginia – 2007


Appalachian School of Law – J.D. 2007

Glenville State College- B.A. 2002

Marshall University- A.A.S. 1993

Fairmont State College- A.A.S. 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • West Virginia Municipal Attorney’s Association
  • Bluefield Blue Jays Baseball, Director

Past Employment Positions:

  • Grafton Police Department, Patrolman; 1988-1991
  • Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy; 1991-1992
  • West Virginia State Police, Trooper; 1992-2004
  • Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown, & Poe, Attorney; 2007-2008
  • City of Bluefield, Attorney; 2008-2012