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Joshua Crispin Cohen

Motorcycle accident Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
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PEOPLE. POWER. ADVOCACY.

Josh Cohen is a partner of Cohen Law Partners. Josh has a proven history of seeking justice for his clients and advocating for safer active transportation throughout California.

Josh is on the Board of Directors of the California Bicycle Coalition, as well as a member of and donor to the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. He also donates to Los Angeles Walks and MoveLA, a county-wide organization devoted to transportation issues in Los Angeles. Josh is also a member the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has completed trial advocacy training with the Los Angeles City Attorney Office’s Academy of Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the University of Virginia Trial Advocacy Institute.

Josh graduated from Vermont Law School with a Juris Doctor (Dean’s List, American Jurisprudence Award), and a Master’s Degree (Cum Laude).  During law school he clerked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the London office of Dewey and LeBoeuf and the Office of the California Attorney General.

Before joining the firm, Josh was a member of a legal team that represented states, municipalities and water providers in recovering cleanup costs for contaminated groundwater. That team secured a $105 million dollar verdict for New York City in a federal suit against ExxonMobil to cleanup MTBE in the Queens aquifer. 

Later, Josh worked at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted misdemeanors for the City of Los Angeles. Josh then worked with individual plaintiffs, litigating personal injury, legal and medical malpractice claims. Josh brings this experience to bear by expanding his father’s probate litigation practice to represent injured people in litigation involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and other torts.

Before becoming a lawyer, Josh worked as a teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Prior to that, he was a professional drummer, performing nationally and internationally with countless artists, including the Breakestra, Macy Gray, the Wu Tang Clan and the Black-Eyed Peas. When not working, Josh splits his time hiking, biking, traveling, doing yoga, playing drums and spending time with his family.

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Posted by Bob | May 13, 2022
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Joshua Cohen
Josh was a professional thru out the process. Always quick to answer any questions I had and in a way I could understand and that makes a difficult situation so much easier. I highly recommend his services, you'll be glad you did.
Posted by Joshua | November 3, 2019
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Josh Marcuson
I had a head on collision on my bike, it was traumatic. At moments like that you realize that things are going to be bad, life is going to be difficult, everything is a struggle and you're on your own. Then I talked to Josh and that all changed. I had a team on my side, I felt looked after, I was referred to the right doctors for the right treatment. Josh and his team are professional, personal, they talk straight and are on top of every detail. They are great people who are really good at what they do. They got me a settlement that covered my losses and took care of everything. They turned a bad moment into hiccup. I'm back on my bike and back to normal. I have and always will refer Josh Cohen as the go to guy. I really can't speak highly enough about Josh and his team. If you're looking for someone, you just found him. Thanks again for everything Josh.
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Posted by Dimitri | March 20, 2019
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Special Thanks for the Entire Cohen Team
Josh and his entire team were amazing. I was involved in a horrible Vehicle vs. Bicycle accident and received a his brochure while in the hospital. I immediately gave him a call. Him and his assistant Polo arrived at my bedside without delay and was very attentive. They guided me every step of the way with referrals to outpatient rehabilitation centers, therapy, and much more. They are the epitome of professional. I cannot speak on anyone else's case, but my case was very complex and him and his crew were able to straddle the hurdles which ultimately led to a positive conclusion. Five stars is not enough for the amount of hard work and effort they put in my case. Thanks goes out to the entire Cohen and Cohen team, including the new members. You guys make me feel like family.
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Posted by Ericson | January 20, 2019
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For bicyclists: this is your lawyer!
Getting run over on my bike was a traumatic experience that left me devastated and uncertain for the future. I wanted to seek recourse and rehabilitation but my past experience with doctors, lawyers, and insurance companies had been less then pleasant. Thank god for finding Josh. Josh himself is a patient and compassionate attorney and his staff is top notch. To say I was in a shaken state when I first walked into his office is an understatement but Josh and his staff not only made me feel looked after and supported, they helped me find doctors and therapist that brought me closer to my former self. I can not stress enough how helpful and professional Josh and his team were 100% of the way. I only wish I could go back to my former self right before walking through their doors and tell them their making the right choice and that they are in safe hands.
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Posted by Mel | May 9, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer and Legal Team
Josh and his team were wonderful every step of the way through resolving my case. I am extremely grateful for their care and diligence during a very stressful time in my life. The outcome was far better than I could have expected, and I felt informed throughout the process. Highly recommend!
Posted by David | March 26, 2018
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The Best!!
Josh is the best!! I had a life changing injury to my arm back in a bicycle accident 2013 while riding in a trench with a bike lane painted over it, and Josh was there to guide me through to a great settlement. I was unsure of going to an attorney, but as I worked with Josh, I found that he was a serious advocate for cyclists, and that litigation is one of the strongest measures a citizen can take to advocate change. I know Josh to be honest, fair, knowledgeable, true to the cause of cycling advocacy, and a highly effective attorney. I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Khue | November 23, 2017
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Highly Recommended!
After being struck by a car while riding a bike, I had to look for an advocate who could help guide me through the unpredictable worlds of physical recovery and litigation. Josh and his legal team came on board to advocate on my behalf, and I'm grateful that they did. Their experience, guidance and patience throughout a protracted settlement process was exemplary. Although it was personally nerve-wrecking to go through said process, I was always reassured by their professionalism and strong attention to detail. And above all, I credit their doggedness for winning a settlement that was beyond what I had expected. I will forever hold Josh and his team (Polo, Gabrielle, Martha and Dana) in the highest esteem.
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Posted by Rose | April 4, 2017
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A caring, supportive protector and friend
I am so incredibly grateful to have found Josh Cohen at an absolutely terrifying and horrible time in my life. Josh was my Angel. After a devastating fall down a staircase that was probably two inches away from breaking my neck and leaving me dead or paralyzed - but thankfully didn't - Josh took every one of my phone calls and listened to each and every concern, sometimes returning messages well after hours, making sure I that was seen by top-notch specialists and that I got the best medical care available without spending a dime of my own money, regardless of the fact that I had severely limited health insurance. He was more than an attorney - he was a caring, supportive protector and friend. After two years of physical therapy and pain management, I reached a point where I realized there was no more improvement to be made. Though I would in a heartbeat give back every dime if I could undo the accident and go back to the condition I was in before it happened, I am very happy with the settlement that Josh was able to negotiate for me. He gave me strength and confidence during a time when I was profoundly injured and vulnerable and made me feel like I had some control over my situation. I hope to never require the services of a personal injury attorney again, but if - God forbid - I or anyone I love every does, Josh will absolutely be the one I call.
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Posted by Brendan | March 15, 2017
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Professional, knowledgeable, communicative, and wins!
I got doored while cycling last year, and Joshua was my first and only call. He and his staff walked me through the process of maximizing our case, took care of everything, and got results, period. Highly recommended, especially for anything bike related!
Posted by Michael | October 31, 2016
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Josh is a great attorney and a real champion.
When my husband was knocked off his bicycle and badly hurt we wanted a really good attorney to help us get a fair and just settlement from the insurance company. I'm an attorney myself and asked around to find out who's the best in L.A. We got some referrals and I went and met some of them but once I met Josh I knew we'd found the prefect attorney for our case. Not only is he a terrific attorney he's also a cyclist himself and a keen advocate for cyclists so he fully understand and supports cyclists, but he's also a champion of a man. One of the best. Josh took our case and worked diligently and thoroughly to get us the settlement we deserved. Not only did he meet our every expectation of what a great lawyer should be, he was also endlessly patient in answering all our questions and extremely supportive and respectful of us a clients. I could say he was the silver lining in the black cloud of a bad accident but that would be selling him way short. He's a marvelous man, a great attorney and if you've had an accident I have zero reservations about recommending him.
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Posted by Lauren | September 22, 2016
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Do yourself a favor and call Josh if you're ever in an accident, he's a good guy and a great attorney.
I don't know where to begin. The only negative thing I can say is that I'm a little sad that now that my case has settled I won't be communicating with him as often. I was a passenger in a car accident and for reasons I will keep to myself it was wildly traumatic emotionally, as well as physically. When I first called Josh (a recommendation from a friend) I told him what happened and that the other party was fabricating a story denying fault. At that point it was a "he said vs she said" situation. Josh came up with a brilliant idea to go back to the intersection and find out if any of the businesses had security cameras. I did and voilà, one did! I was able to view the tape which clearly showed the other car running a red light. Josh got ahold of the video and ran with it. It took some time, and throughout Josh was a sympathetic ear. He has good beside manner, he even tolerated my emotional breakdowns (aka crying fits). He got me in to a great surgeon and had my shoulder fixed right up so that I could return to work. At the end of the process I wound up with an unexpectedly large settlement, which was a bonus of course. Thanks Josh!
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Posted by Brian | March 1, 2016
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Best Decision I've Made in a Long Time
I was hit by a car and wanted to avoid any lawyers but I realized I couldn't handle it on my own. I was afraid of losing more money, but Josh took on my case and gave me a lot of confidence despite the stress and uncertainty of how it could all. The whole situation was like a dark cloud over my head. He and his staff were very professional the entire time, and his paralegal Lisa was so helpful, too. But more than being professional, they were just really GOOD. He really cares about everyone's well being and fought hard for me. My little kids thought he was great, too! And guess what? He got the settlement which was beyond satisfactory for me. Like Batman, I hope to never need him again, but if I do, I would do it all over. And my advice to anyone in any accident is to call him first.
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Posted by Mike | October 24, 2015
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Larger settlement than I expected. What else needs to be said.
I've never been through this before; but I've also never been hospitalized after a bicycle accident. I did my research, and Josh was at the top of more than one list. The process is not fun or simple, and I'm a worrier. I am sure that I was a difficult client. Josh was very patient and reassuring throughout. After doing more research, I had two numbers in mind: the lowest offer I'd accept; and what I wanted. What Josh got me was 10% more than "what I wanted". To say I'm relieved is an understatement. I'm ecstatic. Thank you, Josh. I hope I never need an injury lawyer again; but if I do, I'm calling you.
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Posted by Adam | April 28, 2015
Happy Client
I was rear ended on the 101 2 years ago and was experiencing considerable pain. I went to Dr/physical therapy, and THEN called Josh after my treatments. In hindsight I should've called him right away because the resulting insurance paperwork became quite the mess. Insurance company X paid, then denied coverage for the bills, saying it was not their responsibility. Anyways, Josh and his assistant Lisa were able to resolve all of my billing issues and my final settlement was far beyond my expectations. Josh was very helpful through the whole process, and helped me make informed decisions along the way. I would gladly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance, I'm a very happy client.
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Posted by Ida | September 18, 2014
Lawyer of the year
Josh is really the best. He helped me though a very tough time and found me the best and most conveniently located doctors and therapists. He made me feel important and that I could contact him whenever, he even responded while on vacation with his wife! Josh is extremely professional, yet caring and supportive and I would refer him to anyone.
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Posted by Judd | April 18, 2014
Your Go-To Lawyer for Cycling-Related Accidents
Joshua is genuinely committed to helping his clients first and foremost. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the rights of cyclists in California. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of help in a cyclist-related accident.
Posted by Jeff | April 9, 2014
Very Helpful Attorney
Josh helped me out in a case in which I was stuck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle. He helped with some difficult communications with the DA's office. I would definitely use his services again.
Posted by Rachel | June 28, 2013
Josh is HIGHLY Recommended!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Josh is the BEST! At first I was skeptical on whether I should get a lawyer for a car accident I was involved in. I was the victim of an accident and was injured. Since the other party did not have insurance, I had to go through my own insurance and after a couple of days I decided to get an attorney because the process was way too much to do on your own. I am so glad I found Josh...he guided me through everything and helped me get a really good settlement (the max!). I am definitely keeping his number and referring him to anyone I know who gets in an accident. He is very prompt, keeps his word, and easy to talk to. He is SO knowledgable and caring. His staff is nice too. Josh goes above and beyond with a positive attitude and exceptional communication. When I was stressed out he was always there making sure I was okay and gave me assurance that things will be good in the end and he was right. I am happy now with my settlement and was able to get a new car. Thanks Josh!
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Posted by MK | April 9, 2013
Very Trustworthy, Reliable Attorney-- Highly Recommended
Josh is a highly trustworthy lawyer who helped me recover a more than satisfactory settlement from the insurance company of the driver with whom I was involved in an auto accident. He kept me updated on each step of the process and made sure all my questions were answered. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services-- you won't be disappointed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Paul F. Cohen
  • 2011 - Present
  • Deputy City Attorney
  • Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Staff Attorney
  • Sher Leff LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Intern
  • California Department Of Justice, Attorney General's Office, Natural Resources Division
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Student Intern
  • Dewey & Le Boeuf
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Student Intern
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Vermont Law School
  • MA - Masters
  • 2008
  • Univ Of California Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dog Bite Case
  • $150,000 settlement
  • Car v. Motorcycle
  • Obtained policy limits and med pay for plaintiff.
  • Frei v. Joves
  • Recovery for client.
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California League of Bicyclists
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Participant
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bicycle Coaliation
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Dean's List
  • Vermont Law School
  • 2008
  • Cum Laude
  • Vermont Law School
  • 2008
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Vermont Law School
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Protecting Yourself - Cycling the Mean Streets of LA
  • Cyclists' rights
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Josh is a fantastic attorney. He fights for the physical, financial, and emotional recovery of his clients, and advocates for policies to benefit the community at large."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a great attorney that knows what his clients need. He walks the walk for cyclists because he is a regular cyclist himself. He brings his passion for cycling as an advocate and always does a great job."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is one of the sharpest attorneys I know. We trained together years ago on trial matters and he was by far one of the most effective at reaching juries I've watched. Since then Josh has helped countless clients with personal injury matters and is a particular expert on bicycle injury claims. In matters where the jury's perception of the client counts - like personal injury - you need to have someone like Josh on your side who will connect with and persuade the jury to fully compensate your client for the harm they've suffered."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a zealous advocate, with a very high level of knowledge in personal injury law. His combination of high legal acumen, strong negotiation skills and attention to clients make him a lawyer I would strongly recommend to anyone in need of representation. I endorse Josh Cohen."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is fantastic lawyer. He has a very thorough understanding of bicycle laws and bicycle injury cases. He is easy to work with and gets great results for his clients. Highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Cohen knows personal injury. Among his areas of expertise is bicycle cases. Josh is professional, forthcoming, diligent, thorough and a powerful advocate for his clients. I recommend Josh Cohen for your personal injury needs."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I routinely interact with Josh and know first hand he is an excellent attorney. I know I can always turn to Josh for sound legal advice, and Josh gets terrific results for his clients. I highly recommend Josh as an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joshua Cohen is a zealous litigator. He is a cordial, professional, and hard working attorney. I have known Joshua for years, and find him to be very trustworthy-an important characteristic for an attorney. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Josh and his father Paul over the years. Josh is bright, hard working, and dedicated to his profession. He gets my highest recommendation."
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Los Angeles Motorcycle accident Lawyer Joshua Crispin Cohen
Joshua Crispin Cohen
Motorcycle accident Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 15 years
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