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Harry Cohen has been obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas for over 2 decades. A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Mr. Cohen's earliest medical malpractice concentration was in defending physicians and hospitals, until 1986 when he confined his practice to representing patients. Since then, Mr. Cohen has litigated virtually every aspect of medical malpractice, having recovered scores of millions of dollars for his clients in birth injury cases alone, his primary focus.

Mr. Cohen obtained one of the largest medical malpractice settlements and one of the largest verdicts ever in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), the largest medical malpractice verdict ever in Beaver County and Crawford County, Pennsylvania and the largest ever birth injury medical malpractice verdict in Morgantown, West Virginia. In the appellate courts, Mr. Cohen has helped forge law favorable to patients' rights, including a landmark case establishing a patient's right to sue an HMO for medical malpractice and cases requiring hospitals to produce their investigations of bad outcomes.

Mr. Cohen is a frequent lecturer to other trial lawyers in medical malpractice and anauthor on medical malpractice topics He is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum; a member of the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers; American and Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Board of Governors) ; National, State and Local Bar Associations. Mr. Cohen has served on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Procedural Rules Committee. He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.


Practice areas


  1. Birth Injury: 50%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 50%



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Contact info

Harry S. Cohen & Associates, P.C.

Two Chatham Center
Suite 985
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


WVAuthorized to practice law200207/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Best Lawyer - Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2016
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2016
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderHarry S. Cohen & Associates, P.C.1997 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Academy of Trial LawyersMember1996 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember1990 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1990 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ross v. Beaver Medical Centerverdict $4.2 million
Anthony v. Titusville Hospitalverdict $2.2 Million
Kander v. UPMC$5.7 million verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Northwestern UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975