The death of Jock Smith, who was a law partner with the late Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., has left a void in the legal community. Jock was a lawyer who had a passion for representing people he called “the least of these.” Born in 1948, Jock grew up in New York, where his late father, Jacob Smith, was a lawyer. In 1970, Jock graduated from what is now Tuskegee University. He earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame and spent a year in New York as a lawyer.
Jock returned to Alabama in 1974 to work in the state Attorney General’s office. He left state service in 1977 to open his law practice in Tuskegee. Jock became friends with Johnnie Cochran in 1996 and later became his law partner. Eventually Jack, to nobody’s surprise, became president of the Cochran Firm. Jock’s death leaves a void in the legal community. He will be missed!
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