Ogletree Deakins • Greenville, South Carolina
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The Ogletree Building, Suite 500
300 North Main St.
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Donald Cockrill, a native of Alexandria, Virginia, graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1968. Following 3-1/2 years of active duty as a legal officer in the United States Navy and a judicial clerkship, Mr. Cockrill joined the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where he litigated complex civil fraud cases on behalf of the U.S. government from 1973 to 1979.Mr. Cockrill joined Ogletree Deakins in 1979, where he has concentrated on both labor relations/employment law and environmental/toxic tort litigation. As one of the firm’s more experienced litigators, Mr. Cockrill has represented a number of corporations in complex toxic tort, products liability, business, medical malpractice, and environmental cases involving alleged personal injury, economic, and property damages. Through this representation, Mr. Cockrill has acquired an expertise in the numerous scientific fields that often are at issue, including toxicology, epidemiology, lab testing procedures, and immunology. Mr. Cockrill’s cases have included a wide range of substances, including PCBs, asbestos, pesticides and industrial chemicals.
- College: B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1965
- Law School: LL.B., University of Virginia Law School, 1968