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Jacob Alain Cohen

Criminal defense Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

5.0   102 reviews

About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

When hiring my law firm to represent you, you are getting the benefit of over 20 years of litigation experience. I have personally participated in over 100 jury trials and I have handled thousands of criminal cases.

I have represented individuals in very complicated white collar federal criminal cases and federal regulatory compliance matters all the way down to the full range of felony and misdemeanor cases in state court from first degree murder, DUI manslaughter, drug trafficking with minimum mandatory sentences, patient brokering, drug possession, aggravated battery, forfeitures, grand theft, deed fraud, dealing in stolen property, gun charges with minimum mandatories, restraining order prosecution and defense, DUI, representing victims' interests with the prosecuting authorities, expungement, sealing, and traffic citations.

I have also been appointed to the exclusive Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel in the Southern District of Florida to defend individuals accused of federal crimes in Federal Court. I am just as comfortable in front of a jury as I am with legal research and writing.

I will always give you candid and honest advice that is geared towards maximizing your best legal interests rather than telling you what you want to hear. There will never be false promises, I will treat you with respect and dignity and telephone calls will always be promptly returned.

Hablo español con fluidez.

I look forward to working with you on your case.

-Jacob.

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Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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Law Offices of Jacob A. Cohen, PLLC
750 S. Dixie Hwy
Boca Raton, FL, 33432

Reviews

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Posted by alexandra | May 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Compassionate, Knowledgeable and Honest
I hired Jacob to represent my son on probation early release and a ticket. He answered all our calls immediately and had great results in both cases. I wish I would have met Jacob when my son was originally charged for what was supposed to be a misdemeanor and because we got a lazy, incompetent and unprofessional lawyer my son ended up with a felony. I mention this because not all lawyers are the same. Some just take your money and go to court without doing any work or doing the most basic preparation. Jacob doesn’t make any promises he can’t keep but will do the work to win. We are very grateful to him and would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
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Posted by Andrew | September 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The of a trial warrior
Attorney Jacob Cohen provided me the best qualified service that could be expected at a time when I needed help most. He provided patience in helping me to understand every phase of my case from the beginning to the end with the victorious win in trial . Attorney Jacob Cohen is a true warrior when it comes to applying the applicable laws for justice.
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Posted by Alan | July 24, 2020
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Excellent, Honest, Brilliant, Compassionate
I hired Jacob to represent a my brother in a sensitive Felony case involving our family. From our first conversation he was knowledgeable, honest and compassionate. He is a great communicator who was always available 7 days a week to explain the process and answer any and all questions. Using his extensive experience he was able to map out an excellent and effective plan. Through his attention to detail, diligence and exceptional relationships with all parties involved in our case Jacob was able to attain a great outcome..even better than we initially thought was possible! Following this extremely positive resolution to our case Jacob went above and beyond to keep in touch and share his advice and wisdom. He cares about his clients as humans, through and beyond the legal process. Our entire family is extremely fortunate to have established this relationship with Jacob. You will not find a better attorney in South Florida!
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Posted by JOHN | June 17, 2020
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The G.O.A.T
Jacob is a straight forward Lawyer that doesn't rest till he has done all he can for his clients...He truly is a diamond in the ruff.. I got into alot of trouble and Jacob got me the Best Outcome I could possibly ask for with my not so great background..He is super knowledgeable and Very well respected in and out of the courtroom. My case has been over for 5months now. Jacob is still fighting for me because he Fights tilll the very end.... I have heath issues and this virus thats going around can be fatal for me if I'm exposed to it ..Jacob has kept me from turning myself in because he truly cares for his clients and is a very caring person..He treats me like family , he is the best LAWYER to have in your corner for any legal matter.... He is the G.O.A.T. of LAWYERS BAR NONE!!! Thank you JACOB COHEN
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Posted by Ari | November 14, 2019
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Consummate Professional
Jacob represented me on more than one occasion. In each instance he was honest and realistic, knowledgeable, informed as to the issues and detail oriented. He is both highly intelligent and effective. I hope not to need a lawyer again, but if I do I'm calling Jacob.
Posted by Denise | November 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful
We will be forever grateful for Jacob’s steady hand, compassionate nature and sound legal mind. He guided us through a nightmarish situation with honesty and calm. If you or a loved one find yourself in an unseemly predicament, it behooves you to reach out to Jacob Cohen.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Jacob the warrior!
I hired Jacob Cohen to represent my significant other in a very complicated fraud case. He clearly understood the situation and mapped out a smart and cohesive plan to present the government and the court on my boyfriend ‘s behalf. His knowledge and skills were always apparent in every aspect of the case. He was compassionate but realistic at all times. Jacob worked hard and long on this case. He was a comfort to me and his client. I am grateful to Jacob for his excellent work and constant support.
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Posted by Belkis Malgoza | August 9, 2019
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I will be forever grateful to Jacob...
On June 21, 2019, I contacted Mr. Cohen, who responded immediately. I spoke to him about the situation and he was sympathetic and immediately told me what to do. He hit the floor running reaching out the the authorities etc, as they wanted to speak with My son. On July 24th, My son turned himself in. He was being arrested and taken into custody due to false allegations. I was referred to Jacob by an attorney that I had worked with and who I highly respected, he spoke very highly of Jacob. The false allegations were scary serious. He was honest of what we could expect, and due to an incredible Arthur motion hearing he filed, My son was released from prison today (August 9, 2019), and the charges were dropped. When he tells you, "I am a good attorney", BELIEVE him. He is not lying... He was very good at being in constant communication, and very patient with me. He understood how nervous and scared we all were.. Jacob, if you happen to read this, My family and I will be forever indebted to you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2019
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Kind and Compassionate. Gets the job done.
Jacob was great with my parent who was having anger management issues and got into some trouble. He understands what it takes to deal with an elderly person who finds themselves on the wrong side of the law. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Steven | January 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
From the beginning of me engaging with Jacob he was excellent. He really walked me through the process in a respectful and value added way and really took charge and guided me effectively. I really was pleased with the results and would recommend him to anyone looking for top representation! If I could give him 10 stars I would!
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Posted by Kathleen | November 4, 2018
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The Attorney to have in your Corner!
From the beginning Mr. Cohen was very helpful and explained everything in a straight forward and reassuring manner. Based on our initial consultation meeting alone, we were confident Mr. Cohen’s knowledge of the law, experience, and relationships would be determining factors in my daughter’s case. He is clearly experienced and familiar with the system which allowed him to ensure the process ran as smoothly as possible. After discussing the various outcomes, Jacob advised us of what the anticipated, best case scenario would be. He maintained professionalism throughout the duration of the case and kept us informed of everything we would need to do. He maintained constant communication and was helpful with reminders and updates. He was always available when needed and removed The Weight of worry from our shoulders. We could not have asked for a better attorney or a better result. We are very satisfied with his work and highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal assistance. Jacob Cohen is, without doubt, the best criminal defense attorney in Palm Beach County! Deserves more than five stars!
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Posted by Frieda | August 8, 2018
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Jacob Cohen deserves MORE than five stars
My brother was involved in an accident (in which someone was slightly injured) while driving my car. With an expired driver's license. He was given several citations and was facing possible criminal charges, maybe even prison and/or hefty fines. Jacob Cohen was able to get most of the charges dismissed or changed to a lesser civil charge with a minimal fine. We were extremely happy with his work on our behalf. I also want to mention that he was helpful, courteous, reassuring, and generous with his time and good advice.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2018
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He treats you like family
Recently I needed an Attorney to represent. I consulted with other Attorneys, but, they refuse to take my case and they wanted a lot of money to take my case which I could not afford. Then a friend recommended me to Attorney at Law Jacob-Full name. I was very doubtful because of my experiences with other Attorneys. However, he took my case and asked me to stop worrying and he would do his best.His fees were reasonable and he agreed to a payment plan.Attorney Jacob_Full name was able to have all my charges dropped . He is a great Lawyer and will try his best for his clients. I will recommend him to anyone who needs an Attorney.He knows what he is doing and he treated me like a true friend. He is the best.
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Posted by Sita Ramkissoon | June 28, 2018
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Best Attorney in South Florida.
Great attorney. Family oriented, treated me and my family like his own. Got the results that I was expecting. Highly recommended to all my family, friends, co workers and acquaintances.
Posted by Michael | May 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Preeminent Attorney
What a pleasure dealing with Mr. Cohen. He truly cares about his clients. Had a very positive outcome with my case and I'm glad I went with him...I would use him again and would definitely recommend him to anyone that is seeking a top notch attorney.
Posted by Minna | May 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, confident attorney
Minna Ringelheim. Mr Cohen prepared my defense for a traffic accident, met me before the court date to explore the site of the accident, and handled all of the paperwork and scheduling involved. He was confident and allayed ,y anxieties related to my case, and secured a successful outcome.
Posted by Daniel | April 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!!
Jacob Cohen made the court process so much easier. He gave me reminders when I needed them, and he gave me his thoughts every step of the way. He couldn’t have made it any better! Highly recommend him!
Posted by Jay | April 6, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
So far I am impressed..
I contacted numerous lawyers yesterday to consult about my situation and Mr. Cohen was the first to get back to me within about 20 minutes even though he is not in the office due to holiday vacation. He seemed very knowledgeable and respectful which is something I have found extremely difficult to find with most lawyers that I have either consulted with or hired (which I believe is an extremely important aspect). He took his time with me on the phone and was very helpful even though it was just a consultation call. FYI-I have hired multiple lawyers with some of the "highest reputations" who were very disrespectful, deceitful, focused solely on finances, and whom actually represented me very poorly without my best interest (surprise!)...- I don't have that feeling with Mr. Cohen and am hopeful. Needless to say I have a good feeling about this and I am looking forward to working with Mr. Cohen in the near future.
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Posted by Paul | March 23, 2018
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Review of a fine attorney
Mr. Cohen is a fine individual. I was his client and he represented me very well in court. He deserves high kudos.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Conscientious Lawyer
Mr. Cohen did an excellent job representing me in a very serious criminal case where I was facing a significant amount of prison time. Mr. Cohen's excellent legal work coupled with the obvious respect the Judge and Prosecutor had for him unquestionably led to my very positive legal result. Mr. Cohen is honest, hard working, responsive, and very good in court. I am very happy with my decision to hire him.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Jacob A. Cohen, P.L.L.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Major Crimes Attorney
  • Law Offices of the Public Defender, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1999 - 2012

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Winnipeg
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • State of Florida v. B.P.
  • All Charges Dismissed Pre-Arraignment
  • State of Florida vs. S.C.
  • Conviction overturned on appeal.
  • State of Florida vs. C.C.
  • Pled to lesser included offense.
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Executive Council Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Felony Attorney of the Year
  • Law Offices of the Public Defender
  • 2003
  • Hat Trick Award
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2002
  • Felony Attorney of theYear
  • Law Offices of the Public Defender
  • 2001

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Philosophy of the Law
  • Criminal Law and Ethics
  • 2013
  • Making Sense of Stand Your Ground - Law Offices of the Public Defender, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Stand Your Ground
  • 2012
  • Jury Selection Tips - Law Offices of the Public Defender, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jury Selection
  • 2011
  • Improving Cross Examination - Law Offices of the Public Defender
  • Cross Examination
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (13)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cohen possess a rare technique that most defense attorney's lack: the ability to skillfully and professional speak with prosecutors in a way that gives him credibility and likeability. This may not sound like a lot, but it enables him get the best results for his clients. He is knowledgeable and always prepared. For example, as a prosecutor in the organized crime unit of the State Attorney's Office, Mr. Cohen was able to convince me about the weakness of my case and further convinced me that I had no choice but to drop the charges against his client. This is a rare thing once a case has been filed by a specialty unit"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the honor of working with Jacob Cohen at the Office of the Public Defender where we collaborated on several cases together. I personally observed Mr. Cohen in trial obtain three consecutive not guilty verdicts on one Defendant. Mr. Cohen's trial skills are at the top of our profession. He has my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Jacob for several years and found him to be one of the best lawyers out there. If I was in trouble, Jacob Cohen is the guy I would call."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Not only is Mr. Cohen a gifted criminal attorney but he was able to work with me on making a couple's dreams of homeownership a reality. When the association denied the couple's application Mr. Cohen worked diligently and professionally to ensure the couple's rights, along with state and federal laws, were not violated. Within a matter of two days Mr. Cohen was able to not only get the potential homeowners an approval from the association but the property closed without a problem! I am truly honored to have met Mr. Cohen and work alongside a professional. During the process he was available, responsive and detailed; he followed up every day and took a personal interest in the matter. I would recommend Attorney Cohen!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cohen knows the law and advocates zealously for his clients. For these reasons, I endorse this lawyer."
White collar crime Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Jacob at the Public Defender's office for 4 years. The higher ups told us younger attorneys that Jacob is a excellent attorney to watch and learn from...and watch and learn I did. I have watched Jacob try very serious life felony cases and I was very impressed. I have watched many criminal defense attorneys work and I must say that Jacob is one of the best I have ever watched."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Cohen on a high profile case this past year. It was very clear to me from the outset that Mr. Cohen is both a highly skilled litigator and an attorney who commands respect from everyone he deals with. Mr. Cohen is a very effective and supremely ethical lawyer and I endorse him whole-heartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Cohen is a solid trial attorney with more successful trial experience than anyone I know. I consult with Jacob Cohen when I need the right answer immediately. He's never been wrong. Mr. Cohen is approachable, compassionate and good to his clients. I have seen it first hand."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob is an excellent Trial Lawyer who is worth his weight in Gold!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jacob has the biggest heart of any attorney I have ever met. If a family member was in trouble, he would be the attorney I would recommend. He is dedicated, professional, and knowledgeable. There is none better."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Jacob as a criminal defense lawyer. He is relentless in his pursuit of justice and will go to battle with the prosecution to fight for the rights of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jacob. He is a highly skilled trial lawyer that aggressively fights for the rights of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jacob was fellow Public defender -- he is a passionate attorney and a strong litigator."
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