Meet Our Attorneys

At Hardison & Cochran, we constantly search for lawyers who want to be “advocates” for our clients. We provide extensive training for our lawyers and our lawyers attend many continuing legal education seminars throughout the year to keep them abreast of the latest developments in injury law.

We are proud of the professionals who work at this firm. Our attorneys are:

Benjamin Cochran
Managing Partner
Managing partner Benjamin T. Cochran oversees the operation of Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law in addition to representing individual clients in cases involving workers’ compensation and personal inju...
Joel Jackson Hardison
Partner
In joining Hardison & Cochran in 2008, Joel Jackson Hardison made a transition from defending insurance companies in Workers Compensation cases to representing injured and disabled workers. He applies the i...
Hillary Woodard
Associate Attorney
Hillary Woodard joined Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law in June 2019 after honing her litigation skills for nearly two years handling criminal cases as a Randolph County assistant district attorney. ...
James Adam Bridwell
Partner
Workers who have been injured on the job or who suffer occupational diseases oftentimes must face a frustrating waiting game to receive the benefits they deserve. Attorney James Adam Bridwell, who focuses his p...
Jonathan Blair Biser
Partner
Jonathan Blair Biser is a partner at Hardison & Cochran and heads the law firm’s busy Social Security Disability division. His goal is to make the complicated and bureaucratic process of obtaining disabil...
John Paul Godwin
Partner
Inspired by his stepfather, John Paul Godwin had his sights set on becoming a lawyer by the time he graduated from high school. His stepfather, Randy Doffermyre, has a general law practice in Dunn, and when ...
Carter Whittington
Associate Attorney
Carter Whittington concentrates his practice in North Carolina workers’ compensation law, helping injured workers seek the benefits they need and deserve after sustaining a job related injury. Whittington ...
Joey DeMartin
Associate Attorney
For Joey DeMartin, officially joining the team at Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law feels like a homecoming. He worked at the law firm, writing motions and assisting in the call center while attending Ca...
Donald Bardes
Associate Attorney
Donald Bardes is a native New Yorker who set down roots in North Carolina in 2003 to advocate on behalf of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. Bardes grew up in Brooklyn and received ...
Rick Scott
Associate Attorney
Rick W. Scott is a lifelong North Carolinian who is focusing his law practice at Hardison & Cochran on civil litigation on behalf of people who have been injured. He attended North Carolina State Univers...
Kenneth Hardison
Of Counsel Attorney
After completing his undergraduate work at Campbell University, where he graduated with honors, Mr. Hardison enrolled in Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. Upon receiving his Juris Doct...