Merkel & Cocke is one of the largest plaintiff law firms in Northern Mississippi, as well as one of the largest in “The Mississippi Delta.” Since the firm was founded in 1983, the professional firm of Merkel & Cocke has handled cases throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas, as well as cases throughout the country. They utilize state of the art technology and extensive research in their trials and trial preparations.
Merkel & Cocke is proud of its reputation and heritage, and boasts that since being founded, the firm has never had an attorney leave the practice other than through retirement. This provides the firm greater continuity of representation to their clients, and their client’s cases, as well as positively demonstrating the excellent environment at Merkel & Cocke.
The professional attorney’s at Merkel & Cocke have received several awards and accolades, including:
- Charles M. Merkel Jr. was recognized in 2010 as the “Jackson, Mississippi Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” by Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession
- Charles M. Merkel, Jr. was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Association for Justice
- John Cocke, a founding member of the firm, received the “Beyond the Call of Duty” award from the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
- Five members of the firm were recognized in 2008 by their peers for inclusion in that year’s Mid-South Super Lawyers & Rising Stars magazine edition