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Jill Ruth Cohen

Criminal defense Attorney at Haddonfield, NJ

4.9   12 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 31 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 42 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jill

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Not all criminal defense lawyers start out protecting defendants. Jill R. Cohen, Esq., in fact, views her 15-plus years as a New Jersey criminal prosecutor as a wealth of vital experience she puts to excellent use everyday as she tirelessly defends clients charged with all types of crimes in Camden County, including Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Pennsauken Township, Collingswood, Bellmawr, and Gloucester City, NJ.

In 2006, Attorney Jill Cohen became anxious to help those who were often wrongly accused of crimes in NJ. She founded the Law Offices of Jill R. Cohen and, from 2007 to 2008, she defended DWIs throughout the State of New Jersey in countless municipalities and county courts. She argued many appeals in the Superior Court of New Jersey and successfully won several cases on appeal ending in dismissal of DWIs.

Now, Ms. Cohen represents people accused of murder, manslaughter, felony murder, strict liability for murder, aggravated assaults, child abuse, sexual abuse, aggravated sexual assaults, leaders of narcotics networks, money laundering, and many other types of felonies and misdemeanors in South Jersey.

Ms. Cohen is focused on staying at the top of her craft. In 2008, Ms. Cohen was recommended by her peers to take an examination in criminal law expertise and was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. Recently, she completed an Advanced Advocacy course at the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia where she was guided by experts throughout the country. She has achieved many acquittals in many serious cases in courtrooms throughout NJ. She argues cases before the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Ms. Cohen treats every client as if they are members of her family. She is available every day to answer calls and meet with clients in need. Because of her vast experience of over 30 years in the criminal justice system in Philadelphia and New Jersey and her years as an assistant district attorney and county prosecutor, she is familiar with the personnel in the court system and the assistants in the prosecutor’s offices in New Jersey. She has a great working relationship with people that are in a position of deciding her client’s future. There are few attorneys in our area of South Jersey who have the care mixed with the experience that Ms. Cohen enjoys. She uses her experience to get you the best results possible and won’t back down until all avenues are exhausted.

Ms. Cohen graduated with high honors and in the top 10 percent of her class in 1981 from Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware. She was chosen to join the prestigious law review for the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. Following law school, she was chosen to clerk for the Hon. George J. Ivins who was in charge of the homicide program in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. She then accepted an appointment to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office under the Honorable Edward G. Rendell, as an Assistant Philadelphia District Attorney.

A number of years later, with a strong foundation of criminal prosecution beneath her feet, Ms. Cohen moved to South Jersey and was appointed assistant prosecutor in the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office under the Hon. Lee Solomon. As an assistant prosecutor, she litigated complex motions for the State, was an acting Camden City Municipal Prosecutor, and indicted over 800 cases before the Camden County Grand Jury.

Ms. Cohen handled hundreds of indictable/felony and juvenile cases and tried numerous jury trials, in areas such as drug possession and distribution, school zone violations, domestic violence, aggravated assault, fraud, burglary, robbery, child sexual assault, child physical abuse, homicides, attempted murder and other crimes of magnitude.

In addition to a private practice, she currently works with Deputy Public Defenders in Atlantic County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Burlington County to defend clients accused of homicides, sexual assaults, murder-for-hire, gang violence, armed robberies, fraud, leaders of drug trafficking networks, as well as other significant matters.

Areas Of Practice:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Violations

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1981


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
  • J.D. – 1981
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • B.A. – 1977
  • Major: Psychology


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The Law Office Of Jill R. Cohen
116 N. Haddon Ave
Suite 205
Haddonfield, NJ, 08033


4.9 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Brooks | March 16, 2017
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The best choice I ever made
Jill Cohen is the hardest working attorney I have ever had. She's very easy to talk to and completely understanding. Jill Cohen is completely upfront with you and does exactly what she tells you.
Posted by George | February 26, 2017
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The Best....
She has your back, does all research, and leaves no stone unturned before making a decision. So easy to talk to also.
Posted by Tyrell H | January 29, 2024
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Very Impressive
I’ve never written a review before in my life,but I have to say something about the work that Mrs Cohen did on behalf of my son who was facing very serious charges on a six count indictment and facing decades in prison.She is the definition of thorough, honest and very sharp!She was always available and if she couldn’t answer my call at the time she would call me back promptly,even on the weekends.She went very hard for my son,I am extremely grateful., I would definitely highly recommend Mrs Cohen,
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Posted by Aaron J Beasley | June 8, 2022
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I just want to thank Mrs.Cohen for saving my life. In 2020, I was wrongfully charged of murder knowingly + attempted murder and was facing some serious time. My original lawyer wanted me to plea to a 7+ year deal and something just felt off about it. I’m a merchant marine of 5+ years, and I have no priors. Not to mention, I was wrongfully charged for something I didn’t do in the first place. As a result, I did my due diligence and came across Jill R. Cohen. Not only did she work with me, she was very understanding of my situation. She worked hard to get me a plea of 1 year probation and I can even continue working as a merchant marine In the process. I cant thank you enough for saving my career and livelihood. I will forever be grateful and you honestly deserve 100 stars, not 5! You saved my life. Thank you so much.
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Posted by Kevin | March 19, 2020
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Great Lawyer
Jill Cohen took my case at a way more reasonable price than all other local lawyers I initially reached out to for help. After the court dragged their feet with providing any evidence for my case, her firm filed a 30 day motion to produce lab results. On the 28th day, after still no results, she was able to negotiate with prosecutors and get 15 out of 16 charges dismissed! Thank you for your service Jill.
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Posted by Eli | February 27, 2019
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Not Guilty
Jill Cohen clearly knows the law very well. She is confident enough to take a matter to trial, if need be, along with negotiation skills needed to represent you along the way. Ms. Cohen has helped me with a few matters throughout the years, and always made me feel assured that my rights would not be violated and I would have a fair position.
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Posted by Diane | September 20, 2018
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Thanks Jill cohen
We hired Jill Cohen for a criminal matter! She helped us get all charges dismissed! She helped with hiring a Detective to get witness statements, always answered our calls and a complete professional! If you need a lawyer hire Jill Cohen you won’t regret it!
Posted by May | June 19, 2018
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Exceptional lawyer with a good heart
I helped my brother find a lawyer, for charges filed against him by his crazy ex,(bro was innocent and we had several proofs to support that). We consulted multiple lawyers,and when we talked to Attorney Jill,my gut told me "she is the right one and the lawyer we have been praying for". She knows the system in court,very up front to the client,charges reasonably, and has a very good heart .She was able to downgrade 2 of the serious charges to less charges ,into cases being dismissed within the time frame she promised us. Me and my brother highly recommend Jill.It is worth hiring her. She is God-sent and the answer to our prayers!
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Posted by Gloria | December 20, 2017
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Not guilty verdict
My brother was facing a charge I knew he was innocent and I hired two other attorneys and for a child molestation charge is very difficult and I prayed so hard to get the right attorney on this case and I ran across Mrs.Cohen office remind you , Mrs Cohen is over an hour from Hudson County and I didn't want any more attorneys in this town, Jill took the case and traveled for all court dates, the prosecutor knew Jill know how they work and we went to trial, Jill Cohen show the jurors all mistakes and lies was told. Trial is very scary no matter what , after Jill Cohen questioned all the witnesses to the point of doubt, I was so proud of Mrs Cohen because this was a new country for Mrs Cohen and she showed them she knows her law.. She won the case and I can't say enough I thank her from the bottom of my heart. I recommend Mrs Jill Cohen to anyone they need a lawyer that knows the law and not to get rail road,. God is Good
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Posted by Tammy | September 11, 2015
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Best of the best!
Jill came recommended to us, and I couldn’t be happier with her! When I found myself in need of a criminal defense attorney for a family member, it was a scary, unfamiliar experience. Jill took the time to explain everything each step of the way. While the situation itself will always cause unease, she made it a lot less scary. Jill made sure we understood every possible scenario so we could make an informed decision on how to proceed. She is very down-to-earth and extremely easy to talk to. Jill spent a lot of time making sure she understood every aspect of our case; she genuinely cared about the outcome and not just her compensation. Hopefully I’ll never need a defense attorney again, but if I do – I’ll be hiring Jill R. Cohen!
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Posted by Erika | June 1, 2015
Awesome lawyer!!
Jill Cohen is an awesome lawyer, she knows what shes doing and she will truely fight for you and actually cares. She really does her homework and knows what shes talking about. I even had two different judges comment on what a great lawyer I had!! Best lawyer ever, will always recommend her!!
Posted by Andrew | September 22, 2018
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A complicated case with a positive outcome....Andrew G.
My experience with Jill Cohen went well. The price was fair, and the representation was acceptable. Being that the charges brought against me were in a municipality that I have a history with, and a Prosecutor that is as tough as nails and is rarely known to drop or downgrade anything that could have resulted in jail or prison time, she was able to work it out so that I walked away with only a fine, and a six month (non-reporting) probation period. Considering the case involved a stolen vehicle, a driving on a revoked, and several other complications, I was satisfied and relieved with the outcome. Now I can go forward with my life and focus on my sobriety and my future. Another great thing about Jill is that she clearly has compassion for those who are struggling in addiction and understands that addiction can lead good people to make mistakes, and that a good outcome in court can be what makes or breaks their future. I'm very happy with everything and I would suggest to others that she be on the top of their list when attorney shopping. She's experienced and she knows the system well. Thank you Jill!
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  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Temple University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977


  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2015

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Haddonfield Criminal defense Lawyer Jill Ruth Cohen
Jill Ruth Cohen
Criminal defense Attorney
Haddonfield, NJ
Licensed for 42 years
Virtual consultation available