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Sam Cherry is a founding partner of The Cochran Firm, Managing Attorney for The Cochran Firm – Memphis, and serves as a member of The Cochran Firm’s management team for national operations
Mr. Cherry is nationally acclaimed for verdicts and settlements in products liability cases where, as the lead attorney for the plaintiff, he has obtained over $160 million for his clients. He has been very instrumental in the development of product liability claims against manufacturers of defective aerial lift devices. As a result of his efforts, new and better safety features have been incorporated within the aerial lift device industry. Mr. Cherry’s life experiences have prepared him for representing those injured in accidents since, at the age of 11, he was involved in a horrible vehicle accident that cost him his left eye and seriously disfigured his face. He suffered numerous orthopedic injuries involving his spine, arms and legs, was unconscious for 3 weeks and endured over 20 surgeries in attempts to correct some of the damage. As such, Mr. Cherry understands the pain and suffering which his clients face.
Mr. Cherry attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law. Mr. Cherry is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Washington D.C. Bar Association. He has been admitted pro hac vice in the states of Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, New Mexico, Ohio, Kansas, New Jersey, and Arkansas.
Sam is a sustaining member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, and the Million Dollar Advocate Forum. He has authored papers for these organizations and continues to be a guest speaker for trial lawyer seminars throughout the country. Mr. Cherry has been very instrumental in the development of product liability claims against manufacturers of defective aerial lift devices. As a result of his efforts, new and better safety features have been incorporated within the aerial lift device industry.
One Commerce Square,
Suite 1700, 17th Floor,
Memphis, TN 38103