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Robert J. Cochran

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Of Counsel
Champaign, Illinois

Robert Cochran comes to the firm after a distinguished career in the banking industry. He has extensive experience in estate and financial planning, particularly in the areas of wills, trusts and probate. Robert is a 1969 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law. Robert is active in the community serving on various boards and committees, including Parkland College Foundation, Charles W. Christie Foundation, United Way of Champaign County Deferred Giving Committee and the Provena Investment Committee.

Areas of Practice

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Estate and Financial Planning
  • Elder Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1969


  • University of Missouri School of Law
    • J.D. - 1969
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
    • B.S. - 1963
    • Major: Math and Statistics

Published Works

  • Trust Department Organization Article, IICLE


  • Trust School, Illinois Banker's Association
  • Mutual Funds as Trust Investments, Kentucky Bankers Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1969 - Present
  • Parkland College Foundation, Board Member, 1979 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Bank Illinois Trust Company, President, 1995 - 1998
  • Champaign National Bank, Senior V.P. & Trust Officer, 1977 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Land of Lincoln, 1998 - Present


  • Delta Chi

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