Our Firm CochranMickels was founded in 2012 fulfilling our founder's desire to bring a full set of tools, objective advice, and fee transparency to investors seeking financial independence.Our firm is built on a foundation of trust and integrity. We understand the assets that you have accumulated and saved are what will help make your dreams a reality. We know from firsthand experience that having an actionable and strategic plan with a specific set of goals is the best way to achieve those dreams.Our clients are our most important asset and we put their interests above our own, even if it means reduced or no compensation to our firm. Laura Mickels Founder 256-417-4870 256-489-6305 Our founder, Laura Mickels, has spent more than 37 years working nationwide for investors with both Wall Street and independent firms. In her successful corporate career with one of America's largest discount brokerage firms and... Read more Mike Mickels President 256-417-4870 256-489-6305 Mike Mickels joined the firm in 2013, bringing experience in business-to-business sales, financial services, and operations management as well as a commitment to customer service. Mike and Laura have been married for over 36 years and... Read more Lucas Staples IT Director/Administration 256-417-4870 256-489-6305 Lucas Staples is the case coordinator and director of IT at Cochran Mickels Retirement Specialists. Responsible for technical support, client scheduling, and follow-up, Lucas has been an important member of our team for over three... Read more Alabama is our home and we are both involved in community and civic organizations. We are trusted, experienced professionals who believe in our integrity and good work as well as know the value of friends, family, and planning for the future. This is why we put our name on the company.CochranMickels Retirement Specialists is a SAMS registered company.