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Lawrence R. Cohan

also known as Lawrence Cohan, Larry Cohan

About me

Lawrence R. Cohan, a Shareholder of Anapol Schwartz, chairs the
firm's Toxic Tort
Litigation Department and serves as Managing Partner and Senior
Counsel for our Cherry Hill, New Jersey office.


He is a New Jersey Certified
Civil Trial Attorney and Certified Trial Advocate with the
National Board
of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Cohan concentrates his practice in toxic
including asbestos, chemicals and other dangerous
pharmaceutical liability; vaccine related injuries; medical
products liability; FELA; and complex personal injury matters.


Serving in leading roles in many complex cases, Mr. Cohan has forged
new law in both the trial and appellate court levels in Pennsylvania,
New Jersey and Washington, D.C. He has served as Plaintiff's Liaison
Counsel in lead paint, asbestos and lymerix vaccine litigation. He
served as lead counsel in the first and only lead poisoning case filed
in Pennsylvania against the lead pigment industry, pursuing the novel
"market share" theory of liability all the way to the Pennsylvania
Supreme Court. He also obtained the first plaintiff's verdict in an
asbestos case in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with the first verdict of
its kind against asbestos "friction" product defendants, GE, GTE and
Eaton Cutler-Hammer Corporation.


Mr. Cohan has obtained million dollar jury verdicts in toxic tort and
medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also
represents victims suffering from adverse reactions to vaccines before
the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., as part of the
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program


On a regular basis, Mr. Cohan writes and lectures about toxic torts,pharmaceutical, asbestos, vaccine, lead and medical malpractice
litigation, doing so on both local and national levels. He has lectured
for many bar associations and trial lawyer associations, frequently
serving as Chair of these conferences.


A member of the Environmental Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar
Association, Mr. Cohan has served in various bar association positions.
He is a member of the American, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and
Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as the American, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations. He is
presently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. He has also lobbied on behalf
of children injured by lead poisoning with the Pennsylvania legislature.


In 1976, Mr. Cohan earned his Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude,
from Boston University. He received his law degree from the University
of Pennsylvania Law School in 1979, where he served for two years as
President of the Law School Environmental Law Group. He also completed
an internship with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of
Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he served in a two-year judicial
clerkship with the Philadelphia County Trial Court's Honorable Harry A.
Takiff, who founded the asbestos litigation mass tort program.


Mr. Cohan is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Jewish
Community Centers (JCC) of Greater Philadelphia and past President of
the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center. He is a member of the Board and
Executive Board of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. The
JCCs serve more than 40,000 individuals throughout the Philadelphia
area. He is actively involved in many areas of community and public
service, as well as a member of the Board of the Riverbend Environmental


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Practice areas


  1. Vaccines: 20%
  2. Chemical Poisoning: 20%
  3. Asbestos: 20%
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  5. Environmental and Natural Resources: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Larry for a long time. I have referred many clients to him and he has done an excellent job in representing them and maximizing the results, all of which have been as good as you can expect. He is smart, personable and well respected by all attorneys who come in contact with him.


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Contact info

Anapol Weiss

One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street, Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-6716

Anapol Weiss

1040 N. Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034



DCActive 198505/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort and Class ActionsPhiladelphia’s Best Lawyers2013
Top 100 in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2005
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2004
New Jersey Certified Civil Trial AttorneyNational Board of Trial AdvocacyN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder, PartnerAnapol Schwartz1982 - Present
Judicial ClerkshipPhiladelphia County Trial Court's Honorable Harry A. Takiff1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2013 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1985 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Environmental, Mineral and Natural Resources Law SectionMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Odessa Shields v. Robert Gerard, M.D.$1.2 Million
Jury Awards $1.623 Million for failure to timely diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysm$1.623 Million
Georgetta O'Donnell, Executrix, of Estate of Dale O'Donnell, Deceased v. Armstrong Industries, et al.$1.5 Million Dollar Award
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Legal IntelligencerEffectively Using Technology in a Med Mal Trial2008
New Jersey Law JournalDoctor's Failure To Diagnose Leaking Aneurysm Yields 1.2M2000
The Legal IntelligencerJury Awards $1.623 Million In Med Mal Case2000
The Legal IntelligencerThreats of Future Harm Don't Meet 'Zone of Danger' Test1999
The Legal IntelligencerWorker Sues Over Alleged Construction Site Injury1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Boston UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar AssociationVaccine Litigation2011
AAJ 2011 Annual ConventionLitigation at Sunrise: Part II Gardasil2011
4th Annual Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation ConferenceEthics2011
Vaccine Litigation for the Non-Vaccine LawyerVaccine Litigation2010
Handling The Cancer CaseAsbestos2010
AAJ 2010 Winter ConventionWinter Convention2010
HB Lead Litigation ConferencePre-Trial Issues2009
2009 Trial Lawyers Luncheon Lecture$8 Million Dollar Verdict2009
Advanced Topics in Medical Malpractice SeminarMedical Malpractice2008
Pharmaceutical Litigation ConferencePharmaceutical Litigation2006
What's All the Hullabaloo About Pharmaceutical LitigationPharmaceutical Liability2005
Environmental Law ForumEnvironmental Law2005
Cardiac Device Litigation ConferenceDefibrillators2005