Skip to main content

Michael B Cohen

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 41 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 43 years
    Florida - FL 47 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1981
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1980
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1976
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice area

Contact Michael

Similar lawyers nearby

Michael B. Cohen P.A.
6400 North Andrews Avenue
Suite 505
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309


5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Kyle | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
International Child Abduction / Hague Convention
Michael B. Cohen fought. He fought and fought and fought some more in what turned into one of the most intensely disputed cases he has dealt with (in his words) in his decades of practicing law. Not a death row appeal, but a petition for my daughter’s repatriation under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. What impressed me the most was his ability to put ego aside and walk away with a negotiated settlement that got me everything I was looking for! Everyone likes winning, and we were in a very strong position. Rather than chance (even though it looked like a minuscule chance) an unfavorable judgement in trial (as you can never be 100% certain), he negotiated with opposing counsel in a recess during the opening minutes of trial. His negotiating took place out of sight and out of earshot, but the team of lawyers on the other side of the case came back looking completely and utterly defeated. It was a win, but both Michael and I were fired up and ready for trial. The deal on the table in front of us was ultimately what we were there for after the long fight, but it wasn’t easy for me to walk away without going through with the actual trial. Michael made sure I got my daughter back on MY terms. Unfortunately my ex-wife is in denial still about just how wrong what she did was, but my day in court will arrive here in Costa Rica. I wish I had Michael and his team here in Costa Rica for the upcoming custody litigation. When Michael speaks, he commands the attention of those around him. There is a depth of knowledge he draws upon which makes everyone in the room sit up and recognize that they are listening to an EXPERT. Seeing him in action was a privilege. I cannot express my gratitude adequately. “Michael B. Cohen is my hero” still falls short.
Read less
Posted by Alexandra | August 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Sadly I have hired many criminal attorneys. 99.9% of them took 1000s of dollars and in return I got nothing. Therefore I can say with certainty that Mr. Cohen is the best. His communication skills, his calmness, compassion and professionalism stand unmatched. I will be forever grateful that Mr. Cohen was recommended to me by a friend.
Read less


We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Michael B Cohen P.A.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey Weiner
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Attorney General's Office, Florida
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office Southern Florida
  • 1981 - 1985
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Broward County State Attorney's Office
  • 1979 - 1981
View all work experience


  • New York University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1978
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • State v. Owran Green
  • Revesed


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Practice Area- Criiminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2012
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cohen is a brilliant trial lawyer and one of the most effective advocates I have ever worked with. I've been a practicing criminal lawyer in South Florida since 1988, I know him from the courtroom and as his peer. He goes the extra mile for his clients and is highly regarded by judges and prosecutors."
Criminal defense

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense Lawyer Michael B Cohen
Michael B Cohen
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 47 years