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Wayne Cohen has been recognized both locally and nationally by the media for his work.  He is the founder and managing partner of Cohen & Cohen, P.C. Mr. Cohen is an AV-rated lawyer, whose practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, automobile accidents, product liability, class actions, and other personal injury areas. In short, he has devoted his professional career to representing the rights of the injured. Mr. Cohen has appeared on numerous occasions in local and national television shows and print media. Mr. Cohen has been called one of "Washington's best lawyers", one of Washington's "top 40 lawyers under 40," one of "Washington's top trial lawyers," one of "the 50 best lawyers in Washington," and "one of the city's most feared personal injury lawyers." (Washingtonian Magazine, November 2013, November 2011, December 2009, July 2006, August 2004, April 2002, and June 2001, respectively).The Washington Examiner identified Mr. Cohen as a "prominent, personal injury lawyer" on January 31, 2006. He was named in The American Trial Lawyers Association's 2008 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the District of Columbia. Mr. Cohen has been named as one of Washington DC's Super Lawyers for 2011, 2012 & 2013.

Mr. Cohen has been an Associate Professorial Lecturer of Law at The George Washington University Law School since 1993, where he currently teaches Trial Skills. He is also the former President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington D.C. (TLA-DC, D.C. branch of ATLA), is a former Board of Governor of the TLA-DC, a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, former Chairman of the Litigation Section of the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the former chair of the Injury to Persons and Property Section of the D.C. Bar. Mr. Cohen also served a 2 year appointment to the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Peer Review Committee. Perhaps it was The Wall Street Journal in a feature article on Mr. Cohen which most clearly identified him, as "brash, aggressive, and enterprising." Mr. Cohen, who is a former amateur boxer, zealously pursues his cases and has won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients.

Mr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Michigan (with distinction - 1988) and the University of Miami (cum laude - 1991).

Mr. Cohen holds the highest rating, AV, by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system. 

Mr. Cohen’s experience has been recognized locally and nationally on television shows, print media, and radio.  



Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 20%
  2. Defective Products: 20%
    6 years
  3. Car Accident: 20%
    6 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    6 years
  5. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    6 years

Attorney endorsements

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    I strongly endorse Wayne Cohen. Mr. Cohen has been representing victims of negligence for more than 20 years. He is compassionate and dedicated, and works tirelessly to secure maximum recovery for his clients. He has a thorough knowledge of the law, a sharp mind, and he is a skilled litigator. I have been referring clients to Mr. Cohen for many years, secure in the knowledge that they will receive excellent legal representation and personal attention.


    Steven Weisbaum Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Michael H Feldman

    Wayne Cohen will aggressively fight for his clients' rights, He has tremendous amount of knowledge and experience. I highly recommend him.


    Michael Feldman Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Cohen & Cohen P C

1821 Jefferson Place NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC, 20036


DCActive 199207/06/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonition
    issued in DC, 2001


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Wayne’s comment: “In 2001, the OBC found that Mr. Cohen "fully cooperated" with its investigation. Ultimately the OBC issued an "informal admonition." Because of the minor nature, at no point was Mr. Cohen's license to practice law ever revoked or suspended, and Mr. Cohen went on to become the President of the Trial Lawyers Association (DC) after this matter. He also retained his position as an Associate Professorial Lecturer of Law from 1993 until the present. The full matter is online.”

Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Identified as One of "Washington's Top Lawyers"Washingtonian Magazine2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Top 40 lawyers under 40N/A2006
prominent, personal injury lawyerThe Washington Examiner2006
Washington's top trial lawyersN/A2004
The 50 best lawyers in WashingtonN/A2002
One of The city's Most Feared Personal Injury LawyersN/A2001
AV RatingN/AN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Cohen & Cohen, P.C.Metro Train Smoke Accident2016
Cohen & Cohen, P.C.Winter Driving Safety Tips2016
Cohen & Cohen, P.C.Before You Pay That Medical Bill2016
Cohen & Cohen, P.C.Exercise Care to Avoid Holiday Injuries2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MiamiN/AN/A1991
University of Michigan, Ann ArborN/AN/A1988