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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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Brandon Sparks

    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

  • Musa Munir Ghanayem

    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

Contact info

The Cohen Law Firm

2300 Henderson Mill Road
Suite 412
Atlanta, GA, 30345


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200708/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Moot CourtWalter F. George College of Law at Mercer2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerThe Cohen Law Firm, LLC2009 - Present
Public DefenderGeorgia Public Defender Standards Council2007 - 2009
Law ClerkHogue & Hogue, LLP2006 - 2007
Law Library CirculationWalter F. George College of Law, Mercer University2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
NORML - National Association for the Reform of Marijuana LawsMember2012 - Present
Peachtree NORMLLegal Advisory Panel Member2012 - Present
Georgia Campaign for Access Reform & Education (Ga CARE)Legal Counsel2012 - Present
DeKalb Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of WashingtonEnglish LiteratureMA - Masters1992
University of California - RiversideEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Morehouse College Student Group MeetingKnow Your Rights2014
GSU Law Student Association Group MeetingCriminal Defense and Prosecution2011