Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is proud to announce that four of its partners were named to the 2022 list of Best Lawyers in America. Every year, Best Lawyers recognizes the leading attorneys in a particular region and practice area for their work, based on the review of their peers.
About our award winning attorneys
Charles M. “Charlies” Merkel, Jr. has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 1989 – first, for his work in personal injury defense, and later for his work on behalf of personal injury litigation, product liability, and medical malpractice plaintiffs. He is a two-time Lawyer of the Year: once for product liability (2012) and once for personal injury litigation (2010). Mr. Merkel has also been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®.
John Hartwell Cocke has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2007 for his work in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. He is a four-time Layer of the Year: one for personal injury litigation (2016) and three times for medical malpractice (2013, 2019, and 2021). Mr. Cocke has also been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Edward P. “Ted” Connell, Jr. was recognized by Best Lawyers for the first time in 2022 for his work in [XX]. Mr. Connell has also been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers as well as Rising Stars.
Charles M. Merkel III has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2012 for his work in medical malpractice on behalf of plaintiffs. He was named a 2020 Lawyer of the Year for his work in this area. Mr. Merkel has also been recognized by MidSouth Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, and has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2014.
All of us at Merkel & Cocke, P.A. wish to congratulate our attorneys for being named to the 2022 list of Best Lawyers in America. We hope you will join us in congratulating them!
Since 1982, Merkel & Cocke, P.A. has offered thorough, aggressive legal representation on behalf of clients throughout Mississippi. As one of the largest plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms in the state, we consider it our duty and our honor to serve the people of our communities, and to uphold their rights in court. Our reputation is such that other law firms turn to us when they need legal counsel, and our business has grown through the years because of the referrals of these attorneys, who trust us with their needs and the needs of their clients. We are the firm you can trust when there are challenges ahead. To schedule a free consultation, please complete our contact form.