In 1977, Steve Billing and Clark Cochran began practicing law together, forming the firm which would become Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey.
Initially, the firm concentrated its practice on the defense of personal injury litigation. The firm developed a reputation for excellence, and other insurance carriers and large self-insured institutions began to call upon the firm for the defense of other specialty types of litigation. While the defense of general liability and automobile litigation remained important parts of the firm's business, the defense of medical negligence, governmental liability, products liability, nursing home and worker's compensation claims and the handling of insurance coverage issues and appellate matters became core practice areas as well.
Over the years the firm's practice evolved to include representation of local governments and special districts, as well as transactional real estate, and land use and zoning representation on behalf of private clients.
The firm's success was then, and remains now, predicated upon the principle that early evaluation of risks and costs, and consistently favorable results will ensure loyalty from existing clients while attracting new clients.
Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey brings a depth of experience and expertise to the defense of litigation, the handling of appeals, and the practice of real estate, zoning and local government law.
The firm has been awarded the highest rating from the Martindale- Hubbell Law Directory since its founding in 1977, and continues to enjoy this recognition based upon the confidential opinions of practicing lawyers and judges in the community. The firm has been selected for inclusion in the Martindale- Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers as among the most distinguished law practices in the nation which excel in insurance defense and medical malpractice.
The stability of the firm, excellence of the attorneys, and caliber of the clients are the result of each person within the firm adhering to the principles set in place more than 30 years ago by the founding partners.