LAW OFFICES OF CLAIRE COCHRAN
LAW OFFICES OF CLAIRE COCHRAN

About

Your Aggressive Advocacy.  

History

Claire worked for years at large law firms on both the Plaintiff and Defendant sides of Labor and Employment Law when she began to feel inspired to start her own firm. Throughout decades of practice, Claire saw that the unique needs of women, and the LGBTQA+ community in particular, were not being skillfully addressed by existing Bay Area law firms.

In 2017, the Law Offices of Claire Cochran was born out of Claire's devotion to equality and advocacy, paired with her expertise in the field, and her fierce dedication to creating tangible positive change for Bay Area employees. Claire and her passionate team of associates are completely devoted to fighting for equality for the protected classes of underrepresented employees. It is this total devotion to the rights and wellbeing of their clients that sets these attorneys apart. 


Our Team

 
Claire Cochran - Founder & Principal    Claire E. Cochran specializes in Plaintiff’s Labor and Employment litigation; business litigation including dissolution and termination of partnership agreements and limited liability companies; Labor and Employment counseling for employers; and general counsel work for artists and small businesses.  Click to learn more.

Claire Cochran - Founder & Principal

Claire E. Cochran specializes in Plaintiff’s Labor and Employment litigation; business litigation including dissolution and termination of partnership agreements and limited liability companies; Labor and Employment counseling for employers; and general counsel work for artists and small businesses. Click to learn more.

Julia Whitelaw - Attorney/Mediator    A family law attorney/mediator with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a background in real estate law, Julia Whitelaw is uniquely positioned to help clients sort through and resolve the unique emotional, legal and financial issues triggered by divorce and custody/parenting matters. Her practice is further informed by her personal experience raising three thriving children in a successful co-parenting relationship.  Click to learn more .

Julia Whitelaw - Attorney/Mediator

A family law attorney/mediator with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a background in real estate law, Julia Whitelaw is uniquely positioned to help clients sort through and resolve the unique emotional, legal and financial issues triggered by divorce and custody/parenting matters. Her practice is further informed by her personal experience raising three thriving children in a successful co-parenting relationship. Click to learn more.

Paris Strachan - Attorney    Paris Strachan is passionate about using the law creatively and mindfully to achieve a more socially just society whether it be supporting local social enterprises with transactional business matters or helping victims of discrimination and abuse obtain restitution. Paris lives in San Francisco, California and Madrid, Spain with her husband. She speaks Spanish and English.  Click to learn more.

Paris Strachan - Attorney

Paris Strachan is passionate about using the law creatively and mindfully to achieve a more socially just society whether it be supporting local social enterprises with transactional business matters or helping victims of discrimination and abuse obtain restitution. Paris lives in San Francisco, California and Madrid, Spain with her husband. She speaks Spanish and English. Click to learn more.

Natalie A. Xifo - Attorney    Natalie practices Family Law, Wage and Hour and Employment. She attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, CA and received her J.D. in 2010. Her undergraduate studies are in history and from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated magna cum laude in 2004.  Click to learn more.

Natalie A. Xifo - Attorney

Natalie practices Family Law, Wage and Hour and Employment. She attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, CA and received her J.D. in 2010. Her undergraduate studies are in history and from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated magna cum laude in 2004. Click to learn more.

Pamela Gerstein - Paralegal    Pamela Gerstein spent 22 years in the Information Technology Services arena after graduating from college with a Bachelor's in Computer Science in 1996. Even in college she had an interest in the law as she minored in Legal Studies. She came on board with The Law Offices of Claire Cochran when the firm launched in November of 2017. She manages the day to day operations of the firm as well as assisting Claire Cochran and the other attorney's with their cases and has recently become a Paralegal under the guidance of Claire Cochran.  Click to learn more.

Pamela Gerstein - Paralegal

Pamela Gerstein spent 22 years in the Information Technology Services arena after graduating from college with a Bachelor's in Computer Science in 1996. Even in college she had an interest in the law as she minored in Legal Studies. She came on board with The Law Offices of Claire Cochran when the firm launched in November of 2017. She manages the day to day operations of the firm as well as assisting Claire Cochran and the other attorney's with their cases and has recently become a Paralegal under the guidance of Claire Cochran. Click to learn more.

Candace Frazier - Intern    Candace is a third year student at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Before law school, she studied Political Science at Simmons College in Boston, MA, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2014. She has experience providing legal services in underserved communities in the Bay Area and in Southern California, near her hometown of Anaheim. Candace is passionate about Labor and Employment law, and providing client-centered legal service.  Click to learn more.

Candace Frazier - Intern

Candace is a third year student at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Before law school, she studied Political Science at Simmons College in Boston, MA, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2014. She has experience providing legal services in underserved communities in the Bay Area and in Southern California, near her hometown of Anaheim. Candace is passionate about Labor and Employment law, and providing client-centered legal service. Click to learn more.

 

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At the Law Offices of Claire Cochran, we know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. Let's set up an appointment to further the conversation and walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

(415) 580-6019 

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