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James A. Bryant is the head of the entertainment and business division at the Cochran Firm – California. James is both a litigation/trial and transactional attorney. His primary practice areas are entertainment, commercial/business, intellectual property, employment and real estate. As a litigator, James has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in many high profile business, entertainment and intellectual property matters. As a transactional attorney, he has negotiated numerous film and television projects, from development to distribution. He began his legal career as an associate at a prestigious San Francisco law firm handling a number of high profile transactional and litigation matters including mergers and acquisitions, investment fund formation and secured transactions. James joined The Cochran Firm – California in 2014, establishing the firm’s entertainment and business division. He has obtained numerous dismissals and nearly $20 million in jury verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements on behalf of his clients in both state and federal courts. James has also been engaged in negotiating a total of more than $1 billion in business transactions.
Passionate, committed, and love for the law are the ingredients that produced Attorney Reganel Reeves.
For more than 10 years he has served thousands of clients throughout the country for various legal issues which include wrongful death, auto accidents, civil rights, and criminal defense.
Born and raised from humble beginnings in Jacksonville, Florida, Mr. Reeves knew that it would require hard work in life in order to reach success. After graduating from high school with honors, he graduated from Florida State University with honors, and subsequently Florida A&M University College of Law with honors.
Mr. Reeves is the Managing Partner of Esquire Litigation Group. He is fortunate to have his wife, fellow Attorney Christian Reeves, by his side as a partner in the firm. The firm has a team of lawyers who have achieved much success in life as well as their legal careers. Mr. Reeves requires all attorneys and staff to have the highest of work ethic and character.
Judge Carlos E. Moore, a Moss Point, Mississippi native, is the Managing Partner of The Cochran Firm – Mississippi Delta located in Grenada, Mississippi. In July of 2017, he was appointed as the first African-American Municipal Judge Pro Tem for Clarksdale, Mississippi. In May of 2020, he was named the first African-American Municipal Judge Pro Tem for Grenada, Mississippi. A graduate of Moss Point High School (Salutatorian), the University of South Alabama, and The Florida State University College of Law, Judge Moore also completed course work at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford.
Judge Moore is very active in several bar associations, including the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, American Association for Justice, The Mississippi Bar, Magnolia Bar Association, Mississippi Association for Justice, and the Grenada County Bar Association. He has held several positions in the National
Carlos Moore, NBA 79th President
Bar Association: Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Deputy Chief of Staff, Region V Director, Board Member at Large, and Chairman of the Young Lawyers Division.
In 2011 after completing three years on the Mississippi Bar Ethics Committee, Moore was elected by his peers to serve a three-year term as a Commissioner of the governing board of The Mississippi Bar, which regulates all the lawyers in Mississippi. In addition to his bar association work, Carlos is very active in his community. Besides being a 2010 graduate of Leadership Grenada, he is a member of the Grenada Rotary Club, Grenada Chamber of Commerce, 100 Black Men of Grenada, Inc. (Founding President), Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is a board member and Founding Chair of the Grenada Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta.
Rodney S. Diggs is named Partner at Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs. His law firm is the largest black owned law firm in the United States. He also has offices internationally, in Paris and Brazil. His law firm was founded in 1943 and has produced 6 judges. Mr. Diggs graduated with a B.A. from UCLA and received his law degree from Howard University School of Law.
Mr. Diggs specializes in civil rights and has devoted his practice to helping individuals and families obtain justice against large corporations and public entities across the United States. Mr. Diggs has handled over 750 cases.
In 2019, Mr. Diggs obtained the second largest wrongful death verdict in the central district of California, the largest wrongful death verdict against a public entity, and received one of the top 10 verdicts in the U.S. In 2020, just before the pandemic, Mr. Diggs received one of the top 50 verdicts in the US on behalf of his client. Over his career, Mr. Diggs has obtained over $100 million in jury verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements on behalf of his clients in all courts, throughout the country.
Mr. Diggs has received hundreds of awards for his advocacy on behalf of his clients. He is constantly named as a top attorney, best lawyer or most influential African American. Specifically, in 2021, Mr. Diggs was honored in New York at the Plaza Hotel as the Nation’s Attorney of the Year by International Association of Top Professionals.
Because of the fight and drive Mr. Diggs has on behalf of clients and for the community, he is able to obtain high verdicts and settlements. He believes his high settlements and verdict awards he obtain on behalf of his clients are a product of not only the dedication and many hours he devotes to his cases, but his advocacy reputation in the legal community. Because of this, he is able to accept and devote his time to his clients and matters nationwide.