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Adam Sean Cohen has been admitted to the practice of law before the Supreme Court of the United State of America; the United States District Court for the District of Maryland; and the Maryland Court of Appeals.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1993 where he studied criminal justice and criminology. He received his Law Degree from Widener University School of Law in 1996.

He is a partner in THE COHEN LAW FIRM, A Professional Corporation, which is a general practice providing representation including Criminal, Civil, Landlord/Tenant, Collection, Family Law, Juvenile, Workers’ Compensation, Police Misconduct, Traffic . . . etc.

His current activities include (1) President Elect of the Bar Association of Baltimore City; (2) President of the Baltimore Bar Foundation; (3) Trustee of the Monumental Bar Foundation, (4) Executive Committee of Citizenship Law Related Education Program Committee (CLREP); (5) Professionalism Course Faculty and Committee; (6) Executive Committee of the MSBA Leadership Academy; (6) Vice President, A Step Closer Foundation, Inc.; and (7) Board Member of Tuerk House, Inc.

In 2002 he was invited to become a fellow in the highly selective ranks of the Maryland Bar Foundation. In 2005 he was again honored and invited to become a fellow of the Baltimore Bar Foundation.

He is the Past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Public Awareness Committee, a position he held from 1999 - 2007; Past Chair of BABC, CLE and Events Committee where he served from 2006-2007; Past Chair of the Membership Committee where he served from 2002 - 2004; and Past Chair of the Partnership in Education Committee where he served from 1997-2001.

He is also a member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (MCDAA); and the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ).

He has won the following awards/honors:
1. 2010 Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star
2. 2009 Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star
3. 2006 Maryland Bar Foundation, Legal Excellence Award for the Advancement of Unpopular Causes
4. 2003 Daily Record Leadership in Law Award
5. 2002 Bar Association of Baltimore City Presidential Award
6. 2002 Baltimore City Teen Court Volunteer of the Year
7. 2000 Fellow - MSBA Leadership Academy


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    20 years
  2. General Practice: 25%
    20 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    20 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%
    20 years



Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy J. Vanderweert

    Adam is an excellent DUI attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Adam. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Adam Sean Cohen

23 E. Centre St.
Baltimore, MD, 21202


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyers Rising StarBaltimore Magazine2011
VIP List - Successful by 40The Daily Record2011
SuperLawyers Rising StarBaltimore Magazine2010
SuperLawyers Rising StarBaltimore Magazine2009
Legal Excellence Award for the Advancement of Unpopular CausesMaryland Bar Foundation2006
Leadership In LawThe Daily Record2003
Presidential AwardBar Association of Baltimore City2002
Volunteer of the YearBaltimore City Teen Court2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTHE COHEN LAW FIRM, A Professional Corporation1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland Court of AppealsCharacter Committee for 6th Appellate Circuit of Maryland2014 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityJudicial Selection Committee2014 - Present
A Step Closer Foundation, Inc.Vice President2008 - Present
Monumental City Bar FoundationBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Baltimore Bar FoundationLife Fellow2006 - Present
Baltimore Bar FoundationTrustee2005 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationMember2004 - Present
Maryland Bar FoundationFellow2002 - Present
Citizenship Law Related Education Program CommitteeBoard of Directors2001 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityPresident2011 - 2012
Bar Association of Baltimore CityPresident-Elect2010 - 2011
The Tuerk HouseBoard of Directors2009 - 2010
Baltimore Bar FoundationPresident2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Police MisconductUpheld on Appeal - $200,000 verdict (Plaintiff's original verdict for $600,000 reduced to $200,000 per Cap)
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Cohen Law Firm - FacebookMaryland Traffic Citations - How a molehill becomes a mountain !!!!!!!2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Maryland, College ParkCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Maryland Alumni Connections ProgramCareers in the Law2011
Senior SeminarGuilty by Association: Drugs/Alcohol in High School2011
New Lawyer Admission CeremonyWhat being a lawyer is really about2011
New Admittees CeremonyThe Essence of being an Attorney2011
Leadership AcademyEvolution into Leadership2011
Law Links OrientationLooking at a case from 3 sides2011
Criminal Justice ClassThe Courts, Jails and Police2011
Maryland State Bar Association Annual MeetingHandshakes to Tweeting2010
Law Day6th Amendment2010
Good Morning MarylandLawyer Referral and Information Service2010