The Cochran Firm
John J. Givens is an attorney with the Dothan office of The Cochran Firm and is a native of Dothan, Alabama. His practice focuses on civil litigation with a concentration in the areas of personal injury, environmental law, products liability, and complex litigation. In 2014, John became one of the youngest attorneys in U.S. history and the youngest attorney in Alabama to obtain a verdict in excess of $1 million. At the age of 25, he obtained a $1.25 million verdict for his client in the Federal Court jury trial in the Middle District of Alabama against hospital group Triad of Alabama, LLC.
John is licensed in Alabama and Florida. He is admitted to practice in all Alabama State Courts and all Federal Courts in the Middle District of Alabama and is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the Houston County Bar Association, and The Order of the Barristers.
Before joining The Cochran Firm – Dothan, John received his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law. While attending the University of Alabama, John was a member of four national trial advocacy teams and received two George Peach Taylor Awards for outstanding trial advocacy. He was also a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award.
John graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2008. As an undergraduate, John was a member of Phi Alpha Theta and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies