The NBL Top 100 Executive Committee voted unanimously at our March meeting to endorse the 
“Guidelines and Best Practices for Judges Appointing Lawyers to Leadership Positions in MDL and Class-Action Litigation."
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MS / Grenada

Carlos Moore

The Cochran Firm - North Mississippi
306 Branscome Drive 
Grenada , MS 38901
NBL Top 100 Executive Committee


Carlos Moore is the Managing Partner of The Cochran Firm – Mississippi Delta located in Grenada, Mississippi. He has been a trial lawyer for seventeen years focusing on complex litigation involving civil rights, police brutality, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, worker’s compensation, social security disability, criminal defense, and nursing home negligence. He has handled hundreds of litigated matters before state courts, federal courts, and administrative agencies in both Mississippi and Tennessee where he is licensed to practice law.

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Alumni Award, Southern Region Black Law Students Association, 2015

Top 100 Trial Lawyers– The National Trial Lawyers (2016)

Esquire Award, National Bar Association, 2014

Trailblazer Under 40 Award, National Bar Association, 2014

Presidential Fred D. Gray Legacy Award, National Bar Association, 2014

Attorney of the Month (Cover Story) – Attorney at Law Magazine, 2013

Graduate, Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, 2013

Young Lawyer of the Year, National Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division, 2012

White House Fellows Regional Finalist, 2012

Rising Star, Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi, The Mississippi Bar YLD, 2008

Presidential Awards for Outstanding Service, National Bar Association, 2008, 2009, 2016

First African-American Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 2017 to Present


Professional Associations


Vice President, National Bar Association, 2014 – 2016  

Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2015 – Present

Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association, 2015 – 2016 

ABA Council on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline, 2015 – 2017 

Member At Large & Executive Committee Member, National Bar Association, 2010 – 2014 

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2011 – Present

Chair, Young Lawyers Division, National Bar Association, 2007 – 2008  

Chair, Minorities in the Profession Committee, ABA Young Lawyers Division, 2008 – 2009 

Board of Governors, Mississippi Association for Justice, 2008 – 2013 

Ethics Committee, The Mississippi Bar, 2008 – 2011 

Board of Bar Commissioners, The Mississippi Bar, 2011 – 2014 

Board of Governors, Magnolia Bar Association, 2010 – 2014 

Chair, Workers Compensation Section, The Mississippi Bar, 2013 – 2014 

American Association for Justice 


B.S. University of South Alabama

J.D. Florida State University School of Law


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