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Joel Efrem Cohen

Joel Efrem Cohen

Practice areas:

Sexual Harassment, Employment & Labor

About Me

Joel E. Cohen is a licensed Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas attorney and mediator who previously worked as a journalist, political advocate, and college instructor. As a journalist, he worked for newspaper outlets in Dallas, Boston, and Los Angeles, reported on radio in St. Louis and Boston, and worked at a St. Louis television station. As a political advocate, he lobbied members of the U.S. Congress, and engaged in many sensitive discussions with a variety of foreign dignitaries, including Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ambassadors, and Consuls General, to discuss foreign policy issues of concern. He also gained experience in community relations, and was responsible for building bridges with leaders of a variety of communities in Los Angeles. As an adjunct instructor, he taught U.S. Government and Medical Law & Ethics at Westwood College-Dallas, as well as Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Constitutional Law at Everest College-Dallas. He has mediated cases dating back to 1998.


 


Attorney Cohen's formal education includes a B.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis (Junior year abroad at Tel Aviv University), and an M.A. in International Relations and International Communications from Boston University. His legal education includes a J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, the LL.M. (Master's) from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and two advanced dispute resolution (mediation) certificates from each of the latter universities. Both mediation programs, along with Mr. Cohen's negotiation experience in Los Angeles, have prepared him to mediate cases that concern domestic relations (family law), health care, sports law, employment disputes, religious institutional differences, education, and international law disputes.


 


Mr. Cohen is a current or past member of the American Bar Association, American Political Science Association, Dallas Bar Association, National Notary Association, Texas Employment Lawyers' Association, Tennessee Employment Lawyers' Association, and State Bar of Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. He is admitted to practice in the federal court in the Northern, Western, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi.


 


Mr. Cohen is married with twin daughters. He enjoys his free time managing/playing soccer for Maccabi Dallas, playing soccer for Maccabi USA, refereeing soccer games, playing tennis, playing the alto saxophone, and spending time with his parents, wife, daughters, and occasionally with two out-of-town siblings and their family members.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, Hebrew

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Sexual Harassment: 60%
    10 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 40%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Law Offices of Joel E. Cohen

18208 Preston Rd.
Suite D-9, #503
Dallas, TX, 75252

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 201508/22/2015
MSAuthorized to practice law201208/25/2015
OKAuthorized to practice law201208/07/2012
ARAuthorized to practice201208/05/2015
TNActive201208/17/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200508/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's Choice Award--Sexual HarassmentAvvo2014
Featured Attorney--Sexual HarassmentAvvo2014
Top Contributor--Sexual HarassmentAvvo2014
Clients Choice AwardAvvo2013
Featured Attorney--Sexual HarassmentAvvo2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Joel E. Cohen2005 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2015 - Present
Tennessee Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Mississippi State BarN/A2012 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Texas Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Many Clients v. Many CompaniesIn favor of the client

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Middle East InsightSharing Water to Secure Peace2000

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2000
Texas Wesleyan University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Boston UniversityInternational Relations/ International CommunicationsMA - Masters1994
Washington UniversityPolitical Science/SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Tel Aviv University Overseas Student ProgramN/AN/A1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law-JLSA EventInternational Riparian Law in the Middle East2000