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Roger L Cohen

Litigation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 48 years
    California - CA 48 years
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1975
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Roger Cohen has over 40 years’ experience as a business attorney, representing clients in both litigation and transactions. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of commercial law and the litigation process and is a forceful and effective advocate for his clients. Roger’s experience as a transactional attorney adds value in the litigation setting, as he can relate the documentation process to issues that arise in business and commercial disputes. Conversely, his knowledge and skill as a litigator affords him an advantage in negotiating and drafting settlement agreements with maximum protections to his clients. This unique blend of expertise is particularly useful in workout representation.

He has long-standing relationships with business clients in a variety of industries, providing business counseling, transactional assistance and litigation services. For over 30 years, he has represented an independent escrow company, successfully defending numerous claims asserting alleged breaches of contract and fiduciary duties. He acted as Arizona lead counsel in an 18-year multiple state legal battle arising out of a jojoba investment scheme, and was litigation counsel for the receiver of a group of lenders taken over as the result of a Ponzi scheme investigation. Roger has obtained favorable results, through trial or settlement, for clients in a variety of matters, including legal and accounting malpractice, shareholder and partner disputes, employment contract and restrictive covenant disputes, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and complex collections.

Roger has published articles and spoken on a variety of topics, including the Arizona homestead and judgment lien statutes, Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2 (sales) and 9 (secured transactions), attorney conflicts and misconduct, bankruptcy appeals, and civil procedure. His article “Foreign Judgments and Community Property” was published in Arizona Attorney in November, 2009 and he co-authored “The Top 50 Leading Cases that Shaped Life and Law in Arizona’s First 100 Years” published in Arizona Attorney in February 2012. He is co-author of a chapter of the recent Thompson Reuters publication, “Inside the Minds: Strategies for Consumer Bankruptcy Appeals”.

A former law clerk to the Honorable Duke Cameron, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Roger has substantial experience as an appellate practitioner, having supervised and written numerous appellate briefs and argued cases in the Arizona Supreme Court, Arizona Court of Appeals, California Court of Appeals, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His published decisions include: Phares v. Nutter, 125 Ariz. 291, 609 P.2d 561 (Ariz. Supreme Court 1980) (established right to debtor to seek relief from judgment registered under the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act); Corporate Inv. Business Brokers v. Melcher, 824 F.2d 786 (9th Cir. 1987) (reversing District Court and holding that Colorado franchisee was subject to jurisdiction in Arizona in suit brought by franchisor); Mid Kansas Federal Sav. and Loan Ass’n of Wichita v. Dynamic Development Corp., 167 Ariz. 122, 804 P.2d 1310 (Ariz. Supreme Court 1991) (counsel for amicus curiae Southwest Savings & Loan Assoc.); Anderson v. Contes, 212 Ariz. 122, 128 P.3d 230 (Ariz. App. 2006); Austin Shea (Arizona) 7th Street and Van Buren, L.L.C. v. City of Phoenix, 213 Ariz. 385, 142 P.3d 693 (Ariz. App. 2006) and Rackmaster Systems, Inc. v. Maderia, 219 Ariz. 60, 193 P.3d 314 (Ariz. App. 2008).

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Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's attorney and Shareholder Roger Cohen discusses how litigation involving spouses are  handled in Arizona. For more information visit
Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk shareholder Roger Cohen discusses whether or not all cases have to go to trial. For more information visit


Jaburg & Wilk PC
1850 North Central Ave
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

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Posted by Linda | September 3, 2015
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Roger Cohen
So far I am very pleased with Roger. I hired him for a commercial lease issue. His demeanor is very pleasant. His is prompt to return my calls, and answers all my questions. His assistant Ana is terrific as well. Courteous and efficient. I will update this review later.
Posted by Don | June 13, 2012
Our attorney for over 30 years
Roger has been our attorney for over 30 years. He is an excellent litigator and consultant for business transactions.


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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Jaburg Wilk
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Feller & Cohen
  • 1977 - 1991
  • Law Clerk
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • 1975 - 1976


  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972


  • Arizona Board of Accountancy Law Review Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 1976 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Former Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2012-2023
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Client Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • N/A
  • Business Organizations - 2016 - 2023
  • Best Lawyers
  • N/A
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  • Arizona Attorney
  • Preserving the Family Farm in an Urban Age: Recent Changes to the Arizona Judgment Lien and Homestead Statutes
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (14)
Endorse Roger
Litigation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Roger is an excellent attorney. The breadth of his legal knowledge is exceeded only by his passion for his clients' cases."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Roger is the smartest guy I know and my go-to person on complex issues."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor
Construction and development
Employment and labor
Divorce and separation
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Estate planning
Employment and labor

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Phoenix Litigation Lawyer Roger L Cohen
Roger L Cohen
Litigation Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 48 years