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Diana Cohn, a partner at Cohn Slater, is a civil litigator and child advocate with experience in family law and public sector matters.
While serving as Managing Attorney at Children’s Legal Services, she represented the State of Florida in protecting the health and safety of children and the integrity of families. Cohn led the active litigation and prosecution of several hundred legal cases each year. She represented the best interests of Florida’s children in Leon, Jefferson, Wakulla, Gadsden, Franklin, and Liberty counties.
Attorney Cohn developed Leon County’s Early Childhood Court program. She partnered with the judiciary, community partners and opposing counsel to expedite the timely resolution of ECC cases, crafting statewide best practices along the way.
In honor of her service to Florida’s families, Cohn has received several of the state’s top family law accolades, including the Children’s Home Society of Florida Family Champion Award and the DCF Excellence in Child Welfare Award. She was also named a Women of Distinction Award finalist by the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle.
Attorney Cohn’s public sector law experience involved collaboration with the leadership of many state government agencies, including the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), Florida Department of Health (DOH), and Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), and community partners to overcome challenges and formulate strategies that achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties.
Prior to Children’s Legal Services, she represented clients in family law, civil law, and immigration cases at the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC). She worked collaboratively on family law issues with social workers, medical professionals, and community-based advocates.
Cohn also served as judicial clerk of the Family Law Division in Florida’s Eighth Judicial Circuit. She supported the Honorable Judge Mary Day Coker in trials pertaining to divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, dependency, delinquency, and adoption.
Cohn was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and her law degree from the University of Florida. While at UF, she contributed to the Florida Journal of International Law, Journal of Technology Law & Policy, and Florida Entertainment Law Review.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2011||12/17/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Excellence in Child Welfare Award||Florida Department of Children and Families||2016|
|Family Champion Award||Children’s Home Society of Florida||2015|
|Litigation Champion||Florida Department Of Children & Families||N/A|
|Women of Distinction Award Finalist,||Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle||N/A|
|Leadership Program Graduate||Department of Children & Families Northwest Region||N/A|
|Partner||Cohn Slater||2018 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||State Of Florida/Department Of Children & Families||2015 - 2018|
|Supervising Attorney||State Of Florida/Department Of Children & Families||2014 - 2015|
|Senior Attorney||State Of Florida/Department Of Children & Families||2011 - 2014|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Eighth Judicial Circuit Of Florida||2010 - 2010|
|Attorney||Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC)||2010 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, P.A.||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Tallahassee Democrat||'Baby Court' Model Could Help the Revolving Door of the Child Welfare System||2017|
|AEQUITAS: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women||Protecting Children of Domestic Violence Victims Under Criminal No-Contact Orders||2011|
|Florida Journal of International Law||Contributor||2011|
|Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Florida)||Contributor||2011|
|Florida Journal of International Law||Member||2011|
|Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Florida)||Member||2011|
|Florida Journal of International Law||Contributor||2010|
|Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Florida)||Contributor||2010|
|Florida Journal of International Law||Member||2010|
|Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Florida)||Member||2010|
|Florida Journal of International Law||Contributor||2009|
|Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Florida)||Contributor||2009|
|Florida Journal of International Law||Member||2009|
|Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Florida)||Member||2009|
|Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Florida)||Contributor||2008|
|Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Florida)||Member||2008|
|Florida Journal of International Law||Member||2008|
|Florida Journal of International Law||Contributor||2008|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Florida Atlantic University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2008|
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