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Robert A. Cohen, one of the founding partners of Tabat, Cohen, Blum & Yovino, LLP, has practiced matrimonial and family law in Suffolk and Nassau counties for more than 32 years. While his front page New York Law Journal trial decisions and landmark appellate cases reflect his litigation success, Mr. Cohen's focus on the psychology of settlement negotiations also achieves positive results. He was selected to the board of directors of the Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association and a member of the prestigious American Inns of the Court. He frequently lectures on custody, equitable distribution and support issues, as well as trial techniques. Mr. Cohen's continuing selection to the Super Lawyers list and achievement of an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® illustrates the great respect he has earned from his peers and the judiciary.


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  1. Family: 20%
    36 years
  2. Divorce: 20%
    36 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    36 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    36 years
  5. Prenuptials: 20%
    36 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Ian S. Mednick

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cohen is very well respected in his field of law and provides excellent representation. I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking for an attorney.


    Ian Mednick Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Patricia Issberner

    I have worked as a Law Guardian on a few of Mr. Cohen's cases. I can attest to his professionalism and zealous activism on behalf of his clients. Both the bench and the bar respect Bob for his knowledge of the law and his ability to try cases, but it all goes without saying that Bob knows how to settle cases whenever possible. The most important asset that a matrimonial attorney can have is the ongoing compassion for each and every client that comes through the door, regardless of how many times we may have heard similar cases. It amazes me how Bob is a constant cheerleader to us all, reminding us to keep our eyes on the "prize" and that prize is the outcomes for our clients. If a client wants a winning attorney who will get them the best outcome on their case, then Bob Cohen is their clear choice.


    Patricia Issberner Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Tabat, Cohen, Blum & Yovino, LLP

150 Motor Parkway
Suite 425
Hauppague, NY, 11788


NYCurrently registered 198003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lead Counsel RatedThomson Reuters2014
Top Legal EagleLong Island Pulse Magazine2014
Long Island Legal LeadersAmerican Lawyer2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
New York Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2013
New York Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2012
New York Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2011
New York Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTabat, Cohen, Blum & Yovino, LLP1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
K v. KWife directed to pay monetary sanctions and husband's attorney's fees.
C v. AAppeals court affirms trial judge's decision that custody agreement was valid and binding.
M v. MFather awarded sole custody where mother attempted to alienate children.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
American UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Suffolk County Acadmy of LawCustody Trial Techniques2012
Matrimonial SeminarNo Fault Divorce2010
Topics in Family Court PracticeRelocation Trial2009