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Chief Judge Eric T. Washington Presented with Ollie May Cooper Award

Cochran Firm, D.C. Partner and President of the Washington Bar Association Karen E. Evans was recently on hand to help recognize Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Eric T. Washington with the Ollie May Cooper award. Award recipients are members of the Washington Bar Association who give outstanding service to the bar and enhance the image of the Washington Bar Association.

Chief Judge Eric. T. Washington

Chief Judge Washington received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University in 1976 and received his law degree from Columbia University in 1979. The Chief Judge came to Washington, D.C. in 1983 serving as Legislative Director and Counsel to Texas Congressman Michael Andrews. After briefly returning to private practice, Chief Judge Washington served as Special Counsel and Principal Deputy to what is now the Washington, D.C. Attorney General's Office. Chief Judge Washington gives much of his free time to various charitable causes including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Foundation.

About the Ollie May Cooper Award

Ollie May Cooper graduated magna com laude from Howard University in 1921 with an L.L.B. Ollie May Cooper and Isadore Letcher were the first African-American women in the U.S. to create a law firm owned and operated by women. Cooper served Howard University for 43 years in various capacities. She taught courses, served as the school's law clerk, was the secretary to ten deans, and founded the Epsilon Sigma Iota Legal Sorority.

Karen E. Evans

Washington, D.C. medical malpractice attorney Karen E. Evans handles serious medical malpractice cases in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.  Before becoming a plaintiff's attorney, Ms. Evans served in the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corp and was honorably discharged with the rank of captain.  A registered nurse, Ms. Evans began her legal career as an insurance defense attorney successfully representing doctors, nurses and hospitals.  Ms. Evans successfully defended and won in excess of 92% of all serious medical malpractice cases tried to jury verdict.


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