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       David Kotler, Esquire is a partner in the law firm of CohenKotler P.A.. Prior to that he was a partner in the  law firm of Schwartz, Gold, Cohen, Zakarin & Kotler, P.A. located in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Kotler is a litigation attorney who has tried numerous jury and bench trials as lead trial counsel. He currently represents individuals and corporations in general civil, complex commercial, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases within the civil realm. Mr. Kotler has individually obtained and/or participated in matters which have resulted in significant dollar awards to his clients, including awards over the one million-dollar mark.

         Finding it difficult to reject a client seeking his assistance with criminal matters, Mr. Kotler maintains an active criminal defense practice. His practice consists of representation and advice during the investigative stages of crimes and post-arrest and/or indictment or information. He has represented both individuals and corporations with subpoena and investigation compliance.

         Mr. Kotler is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While attending Widener University in Harrisburg, he was inducted into the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and based on his trial skills, represented the school at the ABA National Criminal Justice Trial Competition. While in Harrisburg, the Capitol of Pennsylvania, Mr. Kotler worked for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Criminal Law and Insurance Fraud Divisions as a paid intern.

         Mr. Kotler began his legal career in Florida representing the State of Florida as an assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County. Based on his achievements as a division state attorney in the county court division, he was asked to become a committed prosecutor and manage the day-to-day courtroom activities of incoming assistant state attorneys. Once again, based on his success in this position, Mr. Kotler was asked to undertake and accepted the responsibility of being assistant crimes chief of misdemeanor crimes for the county court division for all of the misdemeanor crimes in Miami-Dade County, Florida. After his time as assistant chief of misdemeanor crimes, Mr. Kotler took on felony level cases and in that time, prosecuted and tried cases ranging from simple drug possession to murder, in addition to "white collar" and economic crimes. Mr. Kotler completed his time with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office as a career criminal/robbery division prosecutor wherein he prosecuted violent career criminals and those involved in sophisticated robbery schemes.

       Mr. Kotler is admitted to practice in Florida, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, and the Supreme Court of the United States. His professional affiliations include the Criminal Law Division and Trial Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar, the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and the League of Prosecutors. He is a former member of The Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee Number 11, and the Dade County Criminal Courts Committee. He has been asked to and each year volunteers his time as an instructor for the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    2 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    2 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    2 years
  4. Litigation: 15%
    2 years
  5. Business: 5%
    2 years



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  • Veronica LaVerne Robinson

    Not many lawyers disclose their cell phone numbers on the internet. David Kotler does. Clients value this type of access to their attorneys. It evidences the Attorney Kotler's belief in zealous advocacy for his client. Prosecuting attorneys - be forewarned - Attorney Kotler will zealously advocate for his clients from beginning to the end.


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  • Spencer Marc Aronfeld

    I have referred Mr. David Kotler a number of cases over the last several years ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. He has treated my clients with respect and achieved great results. If you have a criminal law issue in South Florida, I highly recommend referring him the matter.


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CohenKotler P.A.

54 SW Boca Raton Blvd
Boca Raton, FL, 33432-4725


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2009
Recognition for exceptional performanceMiami-Dade State Attorney's Office County Court Division2000
MembershipWidener University School of Law Trial Advocacy Honor Society1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSchwartz, Gold, Cohen, Zakarin, & Kotler2009 - Present
AttorneySchwartz, Gold, Cohen, Zakarin, & Kotler2002 - 2009
Assistant State AttorneyMiami-Dade State Attorney's Office1997 - 2001
Legal InternPennsylvania Office of Attorney General1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, Fifteenth CircuitChairperson2013 - Present
Association of E-Discovery SpecialistsMember2012 - Present
Boca Raton Chamber of CommerceN/A2011 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, Fifteenth CircuitMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Coral Springs Chamber of CommerceMember2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Supreme Court of the United States of AmericaMember2005 - Present
League of ProsecutorsMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember2001 - Present
Dade County Bar Association, Criminal Courts CommitteeMember2000 - 2000
Florida Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, Eleventh CircuitMember1999 - 2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PAN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
Lafayette CollegeGov't and LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2011 Disaster Preparedness SeminarLegal issues relevant to natural disasters2011
Intensive Trial Advocacy ProgramTrial Advocacy2009
Corradino Group Lunch SeriesFinancial Crisis2009