Recent News and Firm News

Patrick Martinez joins Cochran Davis as a paralegal in August 2019.

Kristine Melikyan joins Cochran Davis as a paralegal in August 2019.

Lindsey Fuller joins Cochran Davis as the Accounting Manager in July 2019.  Lindsey is also a professional volleyball player.

Jennifer Misetich has been named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2018 in Labor and Employment Law. Only 2.5% of attorneys in California are selected for this honor, which is reserved for attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Brennan Mitch and Jeff Bolson obtained summary adjudication for defendant real estate investment company on two breach of contract causes of action, eliminating claims of $2.7 million in a business litigation case (June 2018).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled for a nominal sum a lawsuit on behalf of a landlord sued by plaintiffs who claimed inhabitable conditions during their tenancy (May 2018).

Joan Cochran and Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a pre-litigation employment matter on behalf of two post-production entertainment companies, where a former employee claimed she was subjected to sexual harassment and discriminated against based on her age (May 2018).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled for a small sum a pre-litigation employment matter on behalf of an acupuncture and chiropractic billing company, where a former employee claimed she was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for making complaints of discrimination and harassment (March 2018).

Joan Cochran and Lisa Kralik Hansen presented a London Symposium for the London Market insurers on March 22, 2018 – “The Great Divide: When does the claim file need to be divided between coverage and defense, Avoiding Bad Faith, and California Fair Claims Practices Certification.”

Lisa Kralik Hansen successfully settled a declaratory relief action against a London market insurer, its third party administrator and independent adjuster arising out of a first-party property fire claim (March 2018).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a trucking and motor vehicle accident showing a lack of causation for plaintiff's claimed injuries to his middle back and left knee which has not resolved (October 2019).   

ChaHee Olson is actively representing Japanese-speaking companies and individuals in litigated and pre-litigation matters. 

Lisa Hansen won a Motion for Terminating Sanctions in the Riverside County Superior Court resulting in the striking of a cross-complaint against the firm’s clients with additional evidentiary and monetary sanctions, following numerous court orders on motions to compel discovery (October 2019).

Lisa Hansen successfully settled action involving California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agency Act in a case involving an employee background check (September 2019).

Lisa Hansen and Joan Cochran prevail on a Motion for Summary Judgment in a bad faith case in the Fresno Superior Court for a London Market insurer, with the court agreeing there was never any coverage for a cargo loss claim due to the insured’s failure to meet the Driver Criteria endorsement of the Motor Truck Cargo policy (August 2019).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a wrongful termination and disability discrimination matter on behalf of a manufacturer of hair coloring products, which included the successful enforcement of a contractual indemnity provision and partial recovery of the client’s defense costs (August 2019).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a personal injury matter where the plaintiff underwent two significant surgeries and needed a third surgery as a result of the subject trucking and motor vehicle accident (May 2019).   

Joan Cochran and Lisa Hansen extricate life insurance brokers from a broker negligence lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court with a demurrer sustained without leave to amend on statute of limitations grounds (May 2019).

Joan Cochran and Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a personal injury matter where the plaintiff allegedly incurred over $800,000 in medical treatment (April 2019).

Joan Cochran is selected as a 2019 Southern California SuperLawyer in Professional Liability.

Jennifer Misetich was a presenter at the March 2019 CLM Annual Convention.  Jennifer’s panel discussion was on “Call Me Caitlyn, Not Bruce:  Navigating the New Transgender Landscape in Healthcare, Business, and Employment Claims.”   

Lisa Hansen was a presenter at the March 2019 CLM Annual Convention.  Lisa’s panel discussion was on “The Great Divide – When Does a Claims Adjuster Have a Duty to Divide the File and What Communications and Ethical Consideration are there With the Reinsurer.”