Our Firm History

Randy H. McMurray, Managing Partner

personal-injury In 1999, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. and his Partners embarked to start a National law firm. To do so, they sought the most skilled and talented trial lawyer available. Already attracting national attention on cases he had tried and settled, they contacted Los Angeles Trial Attorney Randy H. McMurray.

After some months of negotiations, Johnnie Cochran and Randy McMurray had lunch at Patina Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles to close the deal and form their Partnership. Mr. Cochran and Mr. McMurray had first met years ago in the Central Civil West Courthouse, where Randy was trying the remainder of a case after settling out the manufacturer of a well-known pharmaceutical anti-depressant drug. Remarkably, the first settlement in the history of the drug’s usage. Meanwhile, Johnnie was defending the University of Southern California in a civil case just next door.

After reaching an agreement, Mr. Randy H. McMurray became the only Managing Partner of Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.’s law firm, which would become known as The Cochran Firm Los Angeles.

More notably, Mr. McMurray remained the only Managing Partner of The Cochran Firm Los Angeles, until that firm’s dissolution in 2012. Following which, The Cochran Law Group, LLP was formed in 2013, with Mr. McMurray as the Managing Partner of that firm as well.

In late 2013, that firm became what is today known as McMurray Henriks, LLP, with reputable Business & Commercial Litigation Attorney Yana G. Henriks, who is licensed to practice law in three countries, as co-partner.

Moreover, Mr. Randy H. McMurray has been named as a “Super Lawyer” and a “Law Dragon Top Attorney” for over 7 years. He has likewise been deemed a “preeminent” lawyer by an AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell for over 10 years, distinguishing Mr. McMurray at the highest level of professional excellence from his peers.

In 2009, Mr. McMurray became the 60th and only African-American President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, also known as “CAALA.” CAALA is the largest attorney association in the United States.  This event also marked the election of the first African-American President of the United States of America, Barack H. Obama

Randy H. McMurray has represented members of both highly established, as well as the most disadvantaged, elements of our society, including those wrongfully injured and killed by Police Officers’ use of excessive force. Randy has also represented celebrity clients such as Goldie Hawn, Randy & Evi Quaid, Patti LaBelle, Congressman Julian Dixon’s wife, Bettie Dixon, members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, and Hall of Fame Dodgers Pitcher, Don Newcomb, in various areas of civil litigation.

Mr. McMurray continues to believe in the values of his late partner, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., who used to say “We represent the OJs and No-Jays” of the world. Together, Randy H. McMurray, Yana Henriks, and the McMurray Henriks, LLP team, continue that legacy into the 21st Century.

Changing the World One Case at a Time.