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Diana K. Cochrane
Stuart D. Colburn
Jay R. Downs
R. Christopher Esson
R. Lynn Fielder
D. Rynn Freiling
John V. Fundis
Adrienne Gasser
Christine B. Karcher
Tab H. Keener
Christopher M. Losey
Frances A. Lout
Charles E. Morse
Rodney M. Patterson
Pamela E. Pierce
Andrew Z. Schreck
Wendy D. Schrock
Timothy U. Stanford
Lauren H. Strax

Jeremy J. Cook
Janice G. Menzies
M. Gaddy Wells

Diane Cochrane

Diana K. Cochrane

As an attorney for the Firm, Ms. Cochrane’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and insurance defense, including bad faith. Prior to joining Downs & Stanford, Ms. Cochrane practiced at renowned litigation firms in both Texas and Louisiana. Before attending law school, Ms. Cochrane served as a middle and high school English teacher.

Ms. Cochrane graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Texas A&M University in 1999. She received her J.D. degree in 2009 from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where she was a Hatton W. Summers Scholar, Articles Editor for the SMU Law Review Association, and elected to the Order of the Coif.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • State of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals – Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts – Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., English, 1999


  • "Contractual Waiver of the Right to Remove to Federal Court: How Policy Judgments Guide Contract Interpretation,” The Review of Litigation, University of Texas School of Law (Winter 2010)
  • "Como se dice, ? ‹Necesito a un interprete›The Civil Litigant’s Right to a Court-Appointed Interpreter in Texas,” The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues (Fall 2009)


  • "Post Trial 101 – You Won! (or didn’t…) Now What?”, New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators’ Program (December, 2016)