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After graduating from Stetson School of Law, Harvey was employed by the State Attorney’s Office.  As a state prosecutor, Mr. Cohen handled thousands of criminal cases. He conducted over 40 jury trials, countless motion practice and depositions. Mr. Cohen branched out as a solo practitioner without staff or associates. He has been able to grow his firm to over 50 employees, including 16 attorneys. Mr. Cohen is licensed to practice for all Federal and State Courts. Mr. Cohen is also a proud veteran of the U.S Army. He was enlisted from 1985-1989 and his assignments took him all the way from New York to Panama.   In 2004 and 2005 during the many hurricanes we had here in Florida, Mr. Harvey V. Cohen started representing hurricane damage cases. Mr. Cohen, met with some restoration companies and thought of a way to teach them assignment of benefits so that they could get paid directly from insurance companies, just like medical doctors and Pip suits. Mr. Cohen, has literally handled thousands of insurance claims.   Mr. Cohen, is known throughout the state of Florida and nationwide as the go to attorney for assignment of benefit contract cases as it pertains to the restoration industry.   Mr. Cohen has been a presenter for the RIA, Restoration Industry Association and other professional trade groups. The RIA is the oldest and largest nonprofit, professional trade association dedicated to providing leadership and promoting best practices through advocacy standards and professional qualifications for the restoration industry. They represent over 20,000 members.  Mr. Cohen, has been a presenter for the RIA on several subjects, including assignment of insurance benefits.   Mr. Cohen teaches courses that provide continuing education credits approved through the IICRC. The IICRC certifies restoration companies for trade specific talents. IICRC courses help restoration professionals keep up with the latest techniques, technology and education for the restoration industry. Mr. Cohen’s, IICRC approved course, Insider Secrets Assignment of Benefit, is very informative  due to its content regarding insurance claims and contracts.     Mr. Cohen and his firm are great supporters of the community. Mr. Cohen is very involved with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and many other charities including: ·       Hope and Help which is a charity that raises money for AIDS patients ·       SPCA which helps raise money for pets and animals, ·       The Jewish Community Center, ·       The YMCA, ·       Susan G. Coleman ·       Down Syndrome Association and many more.     Although Mr. Cohen has handled thousands of civil cases, only four cases went all the way to jury verdict. Mr. Cohen and his firm took the Hipolito property damage case to trial and won. Mr. Cohen has also taken a windshield case to trial. However, after the jury was chosen, the insurance company settled the case.   Mr. Cohen, continues to work with the restoration industry and the legislature in Tallahassee. He also works with the consumer advocate's group and the CFOs office regarding insurance issues and consumer protections. For instance, Mr. Cohen went to Tallahassee in 2013 to fight against anti-consumer-based legislation that tried to do away with the assignment of benefits in House bill 909 and Senate bill 1600.     Member (Current and Former):             •  Florida Bar Association             •  Association of Trial Lawyers of America             •  Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers             •  US District Court Middle District of Florida             •  Orange County Bar Association             •  American Bar Association             •  ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section             •  Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar   Mr. Cohen's Trial Experience Includes:             •  Personal Injury             •  1st Party Insurance             •  Automobile Negligence             •  Drug Possession             •  DUI             •  Misdemeanors             •  Grand Theft             •  Felony Battery             •  Robbery with a Firearm - See more at:


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 20%
  2. Employment: 20%
  3. Employee Benefits: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%



Contingent (25-40%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Amir A. Ladan

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Harvey since 1998, when we both worked as prosecutors at the State Attorney's Office. He is committed to his clients and their causes. He is a bright legal mind and is always in search of justice for those he represents. He has surrounded himself with a team of lawyers and support staff that are exceptional at what they do. I highly recommend Harvey to anyone that needs his assistance and proudly endorse him.


    Amir Ladan Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Aaron Baghdadi

    Harvey Cohen has a reputation for providing the highest quality of legal representation to his clients, in both ability and ethics.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cohen - Battisti

1211 Orange Avenue
Suite 200
Winter Park, FL, 32789-4966


FLMember in Good Standing199906/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of the BarOrlando Business journal2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Prosecuting AttorneyAssistant State Prosecutor1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
First Party InsuranceWe won the trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cohen Battisti BlogWrongful Death2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
RIA Annual ConventionInsurance Claims2015
Insurance marketingInsurance collections2014
Insiders secretsInsurance Claims2014