Plaintiffs bar star Johnnie Cochran, Jr., and his new partners have a warning for defense lawyers: “We’re coming after you.”

Having recently ditched his nightly “Court TV” television gig, the superdapper ex�O.J. lawyer is now on a nationwide drive to franchise his brand name. In September his firm, the Los Angeles�based Cochran, Cherry, Givens & Smith, merged with New York’s Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek & Shoot, a 31-lawyer personal injury boutique. The combined firm boasts a total of 64 lawyers in New York, California, Alabama, and Georgia — and that’s just the beginning.

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