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Howard B. Cohen

Car accident Attorney at Buffalo, NY

5.0   12 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 32 years
    Virginia - VA 40 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Associate No misconduct found

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

About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    65%

    39 years, 750 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    I limit my practice to representing persons injured in auto and truck accidents, workplace accidents, and also wrongful death claims.

    39 years, 750 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    10%

    39 years, 35 cases

Attorney Howard Cohen provides compassionate but aggressive representation for victims and their families involved in personal injury claims arising from car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents and other forms of injury. 

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Location

Gross, Shuman P.C.
465 Main St
Suite 600
Buffalo, NY, 14203
Howard B. Cohen
5500 Main Street
Suite 308A
Williamsville, NY, 14221
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Reviews

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Posted by Priscilla | November 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best choice for me
Howard worked beyond expectations my expectations in providing me with quality services. He was professional in all instances and spent time to understand the details of what happened to me and how I was injured. I would use him again, but I hope I don't get hurt at work again.
Posted by Joseph | October 12, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Joseph Klimek CPA
Howard was instrumental with the death of my brother in law is assistance with his financial activities
Posted by Grace Wideman | October 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done
Howard has been working with myself and my family for over 13 years he is a hard worker and very very motivated to get the job done. I love Howard and his team thanks so much you are amazing
Posted by Kip | October 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Comforting
During my experience with Mr. Cohen I treated with the utmost respect & professionalism. When dealing with insurance companies & the tricks they try to pull it was comfortable knowing I had a true professional on my side.
Posted by Rachel | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Someone you can count on!
Mr. Cohen is extremely dependable and was there for me during a stressful time in my life. I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where I fractured my jaw. He worked to ensure that I was compensated fairly, and he took care of everything for me while I recovered from the accident. Years later, I had some complications which we discovered would require care from a TMJ specialist. Mr. Cohen took care of re-opening my No-Fault case for me so that I could receive medical coverage and has been helping me navigate the complicated process of finding the right doctors to help in a fairly unique situation. He has been there for me every step of the way, and always takes time to explain things. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Ally | March 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Howard was very professional and kind. He kept me informed every step of the way. When I had concerns I would receive a call directly from Howard and he always took his time and explained everything I had questions about. I would absolutely recommend Howard. Howard will fight for you every step of the way.
Posted by Carol | March 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Ms.
We had a case with another lawyer in the same firm (Gross Shuman). Our lawyer was unable to continue working because of health concerns. We are most grateful that Mr. Cohen was willing to take on our case. We were not very hopeful that we would get any money from our case because two similar cases were unsuccessful. We trusted Mr. Cohen's judgement and experience and his advice proved to be wise. We did get a settlement after all and felt very blessed indeed. We especially appreciated his efficiency in pursuing the case and updating us in a timely fashion as to what he was doing and what the results were. We didn't feel as if we were in the dark. He treated us very kindly and honestly, telling us what might happen, including worst case scenario. We would certainly seek him out again if we felt we had been wronged.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Client of Howard Cohen
Howard Cohen was brought to us by our Estate lawyer. He represented us in a wrongful death case and did a good job. He always communicated with us in a timely manner and explained things as our difficult case proceeded. I was happy we didn't have to have a jury make the decision due to our case being settled out of court thanks to Howard's negotiation skills.
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Posted by duff | October 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
car accident
Howard did a great job for me after i was rear ended. All i had to do was sign various documents and Howard did the rest. He managed to make a case that wasn't a slamdunk. Would highly recommend him!
Posted by Shannon | April 28, 2015
With much appreciation for Howard Cohen
My husband and I are not ones to seek litigation and entered the process reluctantly. After the tragidy my husband suffered, we had no desire to relive it through litigation. Mr. Cohen handled our case with great sensitivity to our situation. In the process, he uncovered negligence that we were unaware of and recruited the best experts in the field. His diligence, intellect, and commitment brought us through the process unscathed . We are pleased with the outcome and are forever greatful that we landed in Howard's hands.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2015
Very satisfied
I was involved in a car accident in which I was rear ended. Thankfully I was not critically injured, just a few bumps and bruises. Howard clearly explained to me what action was appropriate for the situation and made me feel comfortable with his ability to handle what needed to be done.
Posted by Catherine | March 26, 2015
Best Choice
I had the privilege of having Howard Cohen as my attorney on a Personal Injury Claim. He is very dedicated and hardworking. I would say he's a "pitbull" for justice. He fought relentlessly on my behalf to receive a favorable outcome. Howard made himself easily accessible and kept me abreast @every turn. I would and have recommended him to others in need of GREAT representation. Not only is he an excellent lawyer but I consider him a friend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Professor-Trial Technique Instruction
  • University Of Buffalo School Of Law
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney-Partner
  • Gross Shuman etc...
  • 1989 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Miles Cochrane etc...
  • 1984 - 1989

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • State University of New York
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Heary v Hibit
  • mid six figure

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • President Elect
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Institute
  • Member Western Region
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Ethics Committee
  • 1984 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Western New York Trial Academy
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite of Western New York
  • Buffalo Business First Magazine
  • 2015
  • Wall of Fame
  • Williamsville School District
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer-Personal Injury
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America-Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers In America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer-Personal Injury
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America- Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers In America
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer-Personal Injury
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America- Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Whos Who In Law
  • Buffalo Business First Magazine
  • 2012
  • Community Service Award
  • Compass House
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America-Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer-Personal Injury
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Intervention Or Declaratory Judgement
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Summer Meeting
  • Ethics Issues for Civil and Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Annual Update Conference
  • Ethics Pitfalls
  • 2016
  • Lorman Educational Services
  • Ethis For Civil Litigators
  • 2014
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Ethics Update
  • 2014
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Ethical Pitfalls
  • 2013
  • National Bsiness Institute
  • What Supreme Court Justices Want to Know
  • 2013
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Ethics Update
  • 2013
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Ethics for Litigators
  • 2012
  • New York Trial lawyers Academy
  • Year in Ethics, Opinions and Decisions
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute
  • What Supreme Court Justices Want to Know
  • 2011
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Academy
  • Proving Damages At Trial
  • 2009
  • New York State Tria Lawyers Academy
  • Trial Skills Workshop
  • 2009
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Academy
  • Trial Skills Workshop
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute
  • Plaintiffs Practice In New York
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute
  • Trial Skills Workshop
  • 2008
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Insurance Law in New York
  • 2004
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Evolving Trends In Disc Injury Cases
  • 2002
  • Lorman Educational services
  • Evidence in Trial Practice
  • 2002
  • New York State Bar Association
  • winning Your Case at Deposition
  • 2001
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Trying THe Soft Tissue Injury Case
  • 2001
  • National Business Institute
  • Trying The Wrongful Death Case in New York
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Howard
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Howard is possibly the best cross-examiner in WNY. He has this talent because of his analytical skills and because he simply will not accept a job that is halfway done. His ethics are of the highest caliber; to be represented by Howard is to always know that your lawyer will get you exactly what you deserve without bending rules or engaging in underhanded tricks."
Personal injury

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Buffalo Car accident Lawyer Howard B. Cohen
Howard B. Cohen
Car accident Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 40 years
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