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About me

I am a member of both the Florida bar and the Federal Southern, Northern, and Middle Districts of Florida.

I have tried over 140 criminal jury trials and have handled thousands of criminal cases. These cases range from DUI, DUI Manslaughter, Grand Theft, Burglary, Dealing in Stolen Property, the range of White Collar Criminal Offenses, Sexual Battery, Drug Trafficking, Weapons Offenses, Attempted Murder, and Murder. 

I have been at the forefront in "Stand Your Ground" litigation and I have had great success for clients at both the pretrial, trial, and appellate phases of the criminal litigation process. The skills developed in the criminal trial realm have prepared me well for civil litigation, especially in the areas of civil rights litigation and personal injury.

Over the years, many law students have sat with me at trial in order to understand the inner workings of a trial. These experiences were very rewarding. 

Clients can rest assured that I am constantly keeping up with cutting edge trial advocacy techniques and that I will be there for them every step of the way.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Hebrew

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    17 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 10%
    17 years
  3. Federal Crime: 10%
    4 years
  4. White Collar Crime: 10%
    17 years



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    I had the honor of working with Jacob Cohen at the Office of the Public Defender where we collaborated on several cases together. I personally observed Mr. Cohen in trial obtain three consecutive not guilty verdicts on one Defendant. Mr. Cohen's trial skills are at the top of our profession. He has my highest endorsement.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Jacob A. Cohen, PLLC

707 NE 3rd Ave Ste 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304-2683


FLMember in Good Standing199901/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Felony Attorney of the YearLaw Offices of the Public Defender2003
Hat Trick AwardBroward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2002
Felony Attorney of theYearLaw Offices of the Public Defender2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Major Crimes AttorneyLaw Offices of the Public Defender, Fort Lauderdale, Florida1999 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/A2011 - Present
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida vs. D.W.Motion to Dismiss Attempted Murder charge based on Florida's Stand Your Ground Law granted.
State of Florida vs. S.C.Conviction overturned on appeal.
State of Florida vs. C.C.Pled to lesser included offense.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawN/AN/A1998
University of WinnipegPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Philosophy of the LawCriminal Law and Ethics2013
Making Sense of Stand Your GroundStand Your Ground2012
Jury Selection TipsJury Selection2011
Improving Cross ExaminationCross Examination2011