The Cochran Firm Atlanta

Shean  Williams

Managing Attorney Atlanta

Equitable Building Northwest #2600
100 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30303

A dedicated fighter in the battle against injustice, Attorney Shean Williams is a masterful litigator who prides himself on his strong work ethic and tenacity. Mr. Williams simply doesn’t give up, and he always puts his clients first  For the last 20 years, Mr. Williams has been committed to fighting for injured people and their families in the areas of trucking litigation, auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, premises liability, civil rights litigation, and products liability. His jury verdicts and settlements are in excess of $80 million.

Mr. Williams is proud to have obtained many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his injured clients. Specifically, Mr. Williams was one of the lead attorneys who obtained a $20 Million wrongful death verdict in Clayton County, Georgia, and a $17.5 Million verdict in Fulton County, Georgia. Mr. Williams’ specialty is the unique way he connects with members of his jury panel, making complex themes more relatable to the everyday person.

Shean has his finger on the pulse of his community donating time, talent, and money to many diverse civic groups including New Mercies Christian Church, Project Destiny, Inc., Green Pastures Christian Church, The Winning Circle, and Star Struck Foundation. Mr. Williams shared a special bond with Founding Partner Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Their relationship went beyond the typical mentor-mentee relationship; they were more like father and son. Mr. Williams is reminded daily of the lessons and wisdom that Mr. Cochran imparted, and that inspiration is a driving force for him to continue Mr. Cochran’s legacy today.

Honors & Awards

  • Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame 
  • Lawyer of the Year Award, Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Atlanta, 2019 
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, National Trial Lawyers, 2011 – 2018 
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale - Hubbell Law Directory 
  • Clarence Darrow Award 
  • Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. Award, National Bar Association 
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015 - 2019

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association 
  • American Association for Justice 
  • The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Gate City Bar Association 
  • National Bar Association 
  • The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America


  • B. S . – Miami University of Ohio 
  • J.D. – Georgia State University

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