Melissa Devich Cochran
(724) 749-3104
Office: Southpointe
J.D. Duquesne University School of Law
B.A. Saint Vincent College
Licensure: PA
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Speaking Engagements

“Causation Decisions Around the Country,” DRI - Asbestos Medicine Seminar, November 2-3, 2017, Las Vegas, NV

"Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania Predicts Applicability of the "Bare Metal" Defense in Pennsylvania Asbestos Litigation," Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin - Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 3, September 2016

"Ford Motor Company Obtains Defense Verdict in Allegheny County Mesothelioma Case," Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation, December 2, 2016

Defending Damages, Panel Moderator, Defense Research Institute (DRI) Asbestos Medicine Conference, November 5, 2015

The Fair Share Act, Transparency, and the Effect of Bankruptcy Claims on Pending Civil Litigation, National Business Institute CLE Seminar on Asbestos Litigation, August 12, 2014

Key Experience

Serves as assistant national coordinating defense counsel in toxic tort litigation for a world-wide product manufacturer
Negotiates the resolution of hundreds of toxic tort cases each year

Memberships & Awards

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2012-2013
Pennsylvania Bar Association
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania