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J. Allan Cohen has been practicing law in Maryland for 50 years.

A 1961 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, he was Admitted to practice in Maryland in 1962. Mr. Cohen is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Mr. Cohen is proud to say that throughout his entire legal career he has maintained his office solely in Baltimore City.

Prior to becoming a sole general practitioner in 1987 at the Law Offices of J. ALLAN COHEN, P.A., he was a partner in the general practice law firm of Friedman, Glorioso, Cohen and MacFadyen, P.A. In 2002, after several years of practicing with Adam Sean Cohen (his son), he changed the firm name to THE COHEN LAW FIRM, A Professional Corporation, and, made Adam a partner. They continue to operate a general practice.

In 2002, he was invited to become a fellow in the highly selective ranks of the Maryland Bar Foundation and in 2003 he was again honored and invited to become a fellow of the Baltimore Bar Foundation. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Mr. Cohen has previously served as a member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the Baltimore City Bar Association. He has also served on the Executive Committee. He is the former co-chair of the Baltimore City Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service as well as former Chair of the Lawyer Counseling Committee and has additionally served as a member on the following committees: Judicial Selection; Judicial Administration; and Partnership in Education. He also honors those members of the Baltimore City Bar Association who have passed away by participating in the Memorial Minute Program which is held each year and which is a very poignant program.

Mr. Cohen has also been a member for many years on the Attorney Grievance Commission Inquiry Panel and presently serves on its Peer Review Panel.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 29%
    53 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    53 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 20%
    53 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    53 years
  5. General Practice: 11%



Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Brad Michael Micklin

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Contact info

23 E Centre St
Baltimore, MD, 21202-2351


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ten Year Volunteer AwardMaryland Volunteer Lawyers Service2013
Maryland Pro Bono Service AwardMaryland Pro Bono Resource Center2011
Presidential AwardBar Association of Baltimore City2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTHE COHEN LAW FIRM, A Professional Organization2002 - Present
OwnerJ. ALLAN COHEN, P.A.1987 - 2002
PartnerFriedman, Glorioso, Cohen and MacFadyen1971 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Baltimore Bar FoundationTrustee2004 - Present
Baltimore Bar FoundationLife Fellow2003 - Present
Maryland Bar FoundationFellow2000 - Present
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers ServiceMember1991 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityMember1962 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A1962 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Cohen Law FirmMaryland Traffic Citations - How a molehill becomes a mountain !!!!!!!2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of BaltimoreN/ALLB/JD1961
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Senior Law DayEstates, Probate, Landlord Tenant2011
Senior Law DayImportant Legal Issues facing Seniors2010
Annual MeetingHandshakes to Tweeting2010
Senior Law DayGeneral Legal Issues facing Seniors2009
Senior Law DayLegal Issues facing Seniors2008
C.H.I.L.D. ProgramChildren's Health Involving Law and Drugs2008
Senior Law DayLegal Issues facing Senior Citizens2007
C.H.I.L.D. ProgramChildren's Health Involving Law and Drugs2007
Senior Law DayLegal Q&A - Issues facing Seniors2006
C.H.I.L.D. ProgramChildren's Health Involving Law and Drugs2006
C.H.I.L.D. ProgramChildrens' Health Involving Law and Drugs2005