Andy Cohen was a public defender in Dalton, Georgia before entering private practice. He represented hundreds of clients in Superior Court in Whitfield and Murray Counties before moving to Atlanta in May of 2009 and starting the Cohen Law Firm.
Andy has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, a master's degree from the University of Washington, and a law degree from Mercer University. Having spent much of his adult life as a professional musician, he also has a PhD from the School of Hard Knocks.
We associate with and work with numerous, reputable criminal and civil lawyers in Atlanta and surrounding areas.
We are trial lawyers. We are not afraid to pick a jury and take your case to trial. Although most cases – criminal or civil – are resolved short of trial, we are willing to take your case all the way to trial if necessary.
We try cases in State and Superior courts around the metro area, the counties that surround Atlanta, and many other parts of Georgia. If you are charged with a crime in Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Paulding, Clayton, or any other Georgia county, we can be there for you. Cherokee, Hall, or Henry County, we can be there! Whether you have court in Atlanta, Suwanee, Forest Park, Norcross, Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Gainesville, Macon, or Burnt Mattress, Georgia, we can be there!
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Few skills are more powerful in the courtroom than the confidence to be yourself, and Andy has this in spades. You will not find a more honest and genuine person. Knowledge of the law and the guts to fight for his clients buttresses his well-earned trustworthiness to make him a formidable advocate. I endorse him whole-heartedly.
Brandon Sparks Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Andy is one of the most honest and ethical attorneys in the state, couple that with his knowledge, expertise and tenacity, and you have a star. Andy Cohen has the knowledge, passion, and specialized skills to get you the best possible results. I highly recommend Andy, it was an honor to work with him on a matter, and an honor to have him in the profession. Andy Cohen is an asset to the legal community.
Musa Ghanayem Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2007||08/05/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Moot Court||Walter F. George College of Law at Mercer||2006|
|Founding Partner||The Cohen Law Firm, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Public Defender||Georgia Public Defender Standards Council||2007 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Hogue & Hogue, LLP||2006 - 2007|
|Law Library Circulation||Walter F. George College of Law, Mercer University||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NORML - National Association for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||Member||2012 - Present|
|Peachtree NORML||Legal Advisory Panel Member||2012 - Present|
|Georgia Campaign for Access Reform & Education (Ga CARE)||Legal Counsel||2012 - Present|
|DeKalb Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Washington||English Literature||MA - Masters||1992|
|University of California - Riverside||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Morehouse College Student Group Meeting||Know Your Rights||2014|
|GSU Law Student Association Group Meeting||Criminal Defense and Prosecution||2011|