Gus Cochran represents clients across a variety of industries in business litigation matters.

Previous Experience

Most recently, Gus served as a certified student attorney with Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners, where he litigated civil rights claims on behalf of incarcerated clients. During law school, Gus also externed with U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson, served as a certified student attorney with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office and clerked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota. Additionally, Gus was an assistant editor with the Mitchell Hamline Law Review and policy editor of the Law Journal of Public Policy & Practice.

Gus also previously worked with Faegre Baker Daniels as a summer associate, where he aided in matters regarding business litigation, labor and employment, and construction and real estate.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Gus enjoys playing basketball and softball, the outdoors and defending his reputation as the best cribbage player west of the Mississippi River.

Services & Industries


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Mitchell Hamline School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Mitchell Hamline Law Review (assistant editor), Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy & Practice (policy editor) (2019)

Loras College
B.A. in Criminal Justice (2016)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • You’ve Been Served . . . or Have You? —Jaeger v. Palladium Holdings, LLC
    Author, Mitchell Hamline Law Review Vol. 44: Iss. 1, 2018

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association — Minnesota Chapter, 2016–present
  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court — 2017–18


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019 
  • Federal Bar Association — Harry A. Sieben Award, 2019
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law — Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, 2017
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction  Best Performance in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law Powers, Property, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Advocacy, Federal Jurisdiction and Advanced Evidence, 2017—19
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