From New York City originally and now residing and practicing law in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Cohen has been successfully trying civil and criminal cases, including numerous civil rights and constitutional law cases, for the past 20 years. In addition to corporate clients and individuals, he regularly represents local, state and federal law enforcement officers from numerous agencies, defending them in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings.
Admitted to practice in the States of New York and Pennsylvania, he has been admitted pro hac vice to conduct trials in six other states. Mr. Cohen is frequently brought in as special trial counsel by other law firms in civil rights and complex litigation cases. Steven M. Cohen has appeared on local and national media, including Good Morning America, Dateline NBC, CNN and Geraldo Rivera to discuss cases he has been involved with. Mr. Cohen is a co-founder of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocate's Council (LEOAC) and lives in Williamsville, New York with his wife Pamela and sons Scott and Marc.
In addition to his admission to practice in the States of New York and Pennsylvania, he is admitted in the following federal courts: Western District of New York, Northern District of New York, United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC, the United States Tax Court, The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer 2008 - 2011||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Who's Who||Strathmore's Who's Who in Law||1998|
|Litigation Chair||HoganWillig||2009 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Lorenzo & Cohen||1989 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Western New York Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Sustaining Member||1992 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Sustaining Member||1991 - Present|
|NYS Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|USA v. Rhodes||Not guilty verdict|
|USA v. Holley||Not guilty of any felonies.|
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|Elder Law||Winning the Will Contest Before Probate||2004|
|Erie County Bar Journal||IRC Section 1244: An Entrepeneur's Hedge Against Losses||1993|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|New York State Bar Association||Expert Witnesses: Frye, Daubert and Emerging Standards, 2010||2010|
|Civil Rights Symposium||Unjust Conviction and Wrongful Incarceration: When the System Fails, 2009||2009|
|STEP Conference, Rochester, NY||Legal Issues in EMS, 1992-2008||2008|