Has Figure Skating Coach Mark Cockerell Hurt You or Your Family Member Through Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse or Unwanted Touching?

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McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC Has Filed Multiple Lawsuits Against Predatory Coach Mark Cockerell, a Local Skating Rink, and the U.S. Figure Skating Association

We represent victims nationwide by use of local counsel in any jurisdiction

McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC has already filed multiple lawsuits alleging former Olympian-turned-ice skating coach Mark Cockerell sexually and emotionally abused his figure skating students. We have filed these lawsuits in federal court against Cockerell, a skating rink facility in Irmo, SC, and the U.S. Figure Skating Association, a national governing body of the sport.

We believe there are more victims of Cockerell throughout the United States. McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC wants to help. Call today: 803-327-7800

McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips Files Federal Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit, Names National Figure Skating Governing Body

We know Cockerell has coached at rinks in:

  • Colorado Springs, CO,
  • Bakersfield, CA,
  • Quad Cities, IA,
  • Wooster, OH,
  • Knoxville, TN,
  • Clearwater, Fl, and
  • Irmo, SC.

Our clients are fighting back against abusive coaches and the organizations that allow them to continue to perpetuate harm against minor aged athletes. Our lawsuits against Cockerell and others, filed in federal court in South Carolina, allege that Cockerell committed acts of unwanted touching, emotional abuse and sexual misconduct, including:

  • Rape
  • Exploitation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grooming
  • Inappropriate touching

All but one of our clients were minors at the time of this abuse. This predatory coach worked at skating rinks across the country, and we don’t believe all victims have come forward.

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Advocating for survivors of sexual abuse, emotional abuse, grooming and exploitation

McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC is a well-known trial firm with multiple offices throughout South Carolina, and we have already filed multiple lawsuits against Figure Skating Coach Mark Cockerell, the U.S. Figure Skating Association, and Flight Adventure Park Skating Rink in Irmo, SC. Our attorneys have a record of obtaining muti-million verdicts and settlements for our clients. We can help you seek compensation for your:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Therapy and counseling
  • Lost wages and income
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of the enjoyment of life
  • Loss of services, where applicable

Take Back Control: Call McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC

If you were groomed, exploited, emotionally abused, raped, assaulted, or otherwise harmed by Mark Cockerell or any coach in Figure Skating, or by any member of U.S. Figure Skating, you don’t have to go through this alone: McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC will be your advocate. Call us today or fill out the contact form.

Call 803-327-7800


S. Randall Hood, Attorney
McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC - 1539 Health Care Drive Rock Hill, SC 29732