FRANK B. COCHRAN was a partner of the firm from 1977 until 2011.  He previously served as General Counsel to the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, and as one of the neighborhood lawyers in the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.  He received his BA from Swarthmore in 1966, his LL.B. from Yale in 1969. Born in Oak Park, Illinois he resides in the City of New Haven for which he serves on the Civilian Review Board. 

He concentrated his practice in administrative law, family law, land and zoning law, and has substantial experience representing zoning commissions and citizens groups, as well as taking on frontier issues from either side, including large scale developments, shopping malls, a football stadium, and coastal management act disputes. Admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1970 and to the federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.  He brought to the firm great breadth of experience, tenacious and courageous advocacy and a lifetime of exploratory study of the relation of law to human problems.  Mr. Cochran is now retired from the practice of law.

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