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David Jonathan Cohen

Criminal defense Attorney at San Francisco, CA

4.9   28 reviews

also known as Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC


Licensed for 35 years

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    Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC is a Bay Area law firm specializing in the defense of state and federal criminal cases, from drug crimes, weapons offenses, violent and serious felonies, white collar crimes, trials, appeals to post-conviction relief.

    37 years

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Firm owner David J. Cohen is an experienced Bay Area criminal defense attorney. He has tried over 75 federal and state criminal cases to juries, and briefed and argued more than 60 federal and state direct appeals, more than 25 habeas corpus petitions, and well over 100 writs. He has experience working with both major law firms and with the government.


Mr. Cohen has defended criminal cases, both state and federal, large and small, first as a federal public defender in San Diego, California, then as a partner in firms he founded and managed.


He began his legal career in New York City in 1987, practicing with two well-known law firms, Brown & Wood, L.L.P. and Kostelanetz Ritholz Tigue & Fink. At Kostelanetz Ritholz, a nationally recognized white collar criminal defense firm, Mr. Cohen successfully defended criminal and civil cases, including the defense at trial of an individual alleged to have violated the federal laws against hijacking, and winning judgment in a federal tax court case involving the use of a complex tax shelter.


In 1989, Mr. Cohen relocated to California, where he joined the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., widely acknowledged to be one of the best public defender offices in the country, then supervised by renowned criminal defense attorney Judy Clarke. As a trial attorney at Federal Defender's of San Diego, Inc., he represented hundreds of criminal defendants on a wide variety of matters ranging from drug offenses and violent crimes to complex fraud cases. Despite limited resources, he was able to win acquittals, hung juries, or dismissals in the majority of the cases he tried at the federal defender’s office. He also lectured on criminal defense topics, and authored an article for the nationally circulated Federal Defender Manual.


Following his service as a federal public defender, Mr. Cohen formed the law firm of Cohen & Hubachek in San Diego, California. At that firm, he defended both state and federal criminal matters. He was lead counsel in a number of lengthy federal criminal jury trials and briefed and argued a number of federal criminal appeals. In the area of white-collar criminal defense, Mr. Cohen won the dismissals of three major securities and mail fraud indictments arising from multi-year and multi-agency investigations. The subject matter of the cases he defended included mail fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, weapons offenses, violent crime, narcotics offenses, conspiracy, forfeiture, and extradition.


Since 1996, Mr. Cohen has practiced in San Francisco, California, first establishing a satellite office for Cohen & Hubachek, and then opening the firm Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC (BACL). He has continued his emphasis on defense of white collar and violent offenses, including the defense of the first federal computer crimes jury trial in the Northern District of California, the defense of two of the largest securities fraud cases ever brought in that district, and the defense of the largest and most expensive multi-defendant special circumstance murder trial in the history of Contra Costa County, while also expanding his practice to all aspects of state and federal criminal defense.


Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC is now comprised of Mr. Cohen and three full-time associates: Jason T. Campbell, Alexander P. Guilmartin, and Clint C. Christoffersen, one highly experienced of counsel criminal defense attorney who has worked with Mr. Cohen for 14 years, six administrative staff members, including an administrative supervisor, an office manager (SF), legal secretary, legal/administrative assistant, and two receptionists, as well as an experienced legal marketing and management consultant. In addition, Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC has expanded its summer program and in the summer of 2022 has three outstanding second-year law clerks from UC Hastings College of Law and from Stanford Law.


Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC regularly handles approximately 70 to 80 criminal cases at any one time. Mr. Cohen serves as lead counsel on each case; one of the associates or of counsel are generally assigned to serve as second chair. These cases include charges involving violent felonies, with an emphasis on murder and attempted murder, three strikes cases, large drug conspiracies, complex fraud schemes and other white collar cases, drug, narcotic, and weapons offenses, sex offenses, persons charged with crimes as juveniles, and extradition. Mr. Cohen personally handles, works in conjunction with, and supervises, the other associates and of counsel attorneys on every case at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC.

In 2017, Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC opened a new branch office in Dublin, California to better serve the growing number of criminal cases stemming from Alameda County. Mr. Cohen regularly handles criminal matters in Alameda County, including clients charged with murder and serious felonies. Mr. Cohen was an active member of the Alameda Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program’s (CAAP) murder (25 years to life) panel since 2017.

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, as a firm, has been representing clients in San Mateo County for as long as we’ve been in practice and opened a new office earlier this year in Redwood City. Our new San Mateo office is less than a block from the courthouse and in the heart of Redwood City’s downtown area making our services even more accessible to our clients in the South Bay.

Mr. Cohen continually hones his advocacy skills by participating in seminars and conferences pertaining to jury trial techniques and advances of technology and defense tactics in all areas of criminal trial, writ and appellate procedure.

As a dedicated Bay Area criminal defense attorney, Mr. Cohen utilizes his experience and knowledge to give back to the legal community. He served as Chair of The State Bar of California, Criminal Law Advisory Commission where he has volunteered numerous hours since joining the commission in 2014. Since February 2016, Mr. Cohen has been a contributing author to James Publishing’s Ninth Circuit Criminal Law Reporter, a monthly publication that summarizes all Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court decisions published since 1983. Mr. Cohen is also a contributing author for CACJ’s (California Attorneys for Criminal Justice) weekly publication, Flash!Nuggets, and the Daily Journal. Mr. Cohen served as a guest lecturer on the subject of trial court and procedure for the PINCUS Exam Prep Course. Additionally, in 2020, Mr. Cohen began working for the State Bar of California as a developer for the Criminal Law Specialist Exam.

 

 

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David J. Cohen of Bay Area Criminal Lawyers PC, based in San Francisco, discusses the most common mistakes made by people when they are facing a Criminal Legal situation.
David J. Cohen of Bay Area Criminal Lawyers interviewed on radio program 5/15/13 - Stuart Horne of the San Rafael Pacifics baseball team who played against the San Quentin Giants inside San Quentin. Cohen was asked about the infamous San Quentin prison.
David J. Cohen, principal of Bay Area Criminal Lawyers PC, based in San Francisco, discusses how California's controversial 3 Strikes Law works, and what you need to know about it.
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Licensed for 35 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 12/01/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/17/2022

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David Jonathan Cohen
300 Montgomery St Ste 660
San Francisco, CA, 94104
Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC
7567 Amador Valley Blvd.
Suite 302
Dublin, CA, 94568
Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC
333 Bradford Street, Suite 170
Redwood City, CA, 94063
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I can’t thank you enough
I was at a tough time in my life and was in need of some help so I went online and found Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC I called in and made an appointment came in explained my situation to mr. David and his team after speaking with them I instantly Head of peace of mind they were very confident they they could help me beat my case very knowledgeable about law and knew the inns and outs that could help me get through this fast The guided me through every step of the way until my case got dismissed so I just want to say thank you so much for all your help I am truly grateful I would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Alexander Guilmartin He was my assigned lawyer and I must say he was quite a gentleman very knowledgeable when it comes to The law also very understanding completely smooth in the quart room and just made me feel confident about the situation and before you know what my case was closed it’s great to know a good lawyer when you need one I highly recommend
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Response from David Cohen February 3, 2021
We are so pleased about your happiness with your experience with the firm. Here at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, we strive to make sure our clients feel supported and heard and are informed of what's happening with their case. Mr. Guilmartin, as well as our entire team of attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and hardworking criminal defense attorneys. When our clients are happy, we are happy!
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2019
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Top Criminal Attorney!
I found Mr Cohen by chance last summer as I was in desperate need of help for my brother. He was placed in CA jails for a crime he supposedly had committed in TX. TX wouldn't let us post bond while in CA and CA wouldn't let us bond him out without TX releasing his warrant! Literally dozens of criminal attorneys, all over the Bay Area, told me I had no hope or chance in getting my brother out. Every single attorney told me he needs to spend weeks, even months in jail and wait to be extradited back to Texas. But then none of them new anything about extradition laws. David told me right away that he could help and that there are laws set to help us. David is a very capable, knowledgable attorney. Not only does he know the Law, but he's a force to be reckoned with in court! In fact,when he walks in a court, you fell like Rocky's on your side! He got my brother out in days! Even the jail he was being held out was surprised. They told us they had never had this before where someone was released during extradition. His fees were very reasonable and fair. Honestly, I feel like lesser attorneys charge higher than David. He's associate attorney Cherie was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She was sweet, responsive and always there when we needed her. We do not know what we would have done without them. Highly recommend!
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Response from David Cohen January 14, 2019
Thank you for your recommendation! We are glad we could be of service to you and your brother.
Posted by Sam S | January 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in the Bay!!
Best Criminal attorney. He is one of the few attorneys who will fight all the way for his clients. I interviewed many other attorneys but David was the only one who had the true energy and knowledge to fight all the way thru. He is very thorough. God Bless him for all the hard work he has done for me.
Posted by Maribel | September 15, 2022
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Best Attorneys
I would like to thank Attorney David Cohen and Jason Campbell who worked diligently on my brother's motion to vacate and correct a conviction. Mr. Cohen was always honest he never gave our family false hope and kept us in the loop with every possible scenario that could potentially happen. My brother was already serving a state sentence when the federal government charged him again for additional time while still incarcerated. Mr. Cohen was able to reduce his sentence by 10 years. It was a lengthy process, but it was worth the wait. On behalf of my family thank you Bay Area Criminal Lawyers for your hard work and dedication.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2022
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Gets the job done.
Mr. Cohen gets straight to the point by listening to you, making sure he understands all the facts, strategizing with you to give you the maximum comfort that he knows how you are feeling and also very honest in how he believes you fare in your case. I would use him again in a heartbeat and am so thankful to have found him.
Posted by Rita | August 9, 2022
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Definitely recommended
First let me start off by saying I would highly recommend Bay area criminal lawyers. David has a One of a kind team. From the receptionist to the actual lawyers. Although it is a Horrible experience When a family Member Is in trouble and Is in need of a lawyer David and his team made the experience a lot less stressful. I was always kept informed about the progress and when i had any concerns or questions they were always answered. Im so thankful for the dedication, passion, and professionalism that was provided to my brother and myself.
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Posted by Edgar | August 9, 2022
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Best team ever
A huge thank you to Jessica And Cherie for helping me with my father’s situation. They were able to get his charges dropped with out court not saying this will be everyone’s case, but it does go to show that they know what they are doing and are truly great at their jobs. They were always on demand with any questions I had and made me feel welcomed and completely comfortable. Nothing but my respect for your guy’s team thank you so much.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2022
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5 star for Clint and Brenly in the office
This review is long overdue. I was helped by clint and brenly in this office. My case is very clear with strong evidence; even though, I had a lot difficulty when consulting and communicating with other attorney offices. (some of them made me believe that my case would cause extra $ for going on court or very difficult to win) Until I found David Cohen's office. From the beginning, they have been communicating with us very professionally and in a timely manner. They are very experienced and gave me a lot hope in winning the case. We enjoyed every minute working with Clint, Brenly and the team. All our concerns and questions are properly addressed and answered. Their responsiveness and the professionalism were definitely way beyond our expectation. I strongly recommend David Cohen's office.
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Posted by Jose sosa | May 10, 2022
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Profesional lawyer
They were very servical,profesional,honest.In the process of my case they helped me a lot and they solved my problem and cleared my name.I’m in a process immigration and thanks to them everything is going excellent.As client of the i recommended them 100%.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Clint did well
The whole firm seems to be friendly and professional. Clint worked my case but David was asked to aid on several occasions and they both seemed to care about my case and do the best they could with what they were given. Thanks again!
Posted by Elias | August 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Cohen!!
My family and I are very thankful we found Bay Area Criminal Lawyers and staff to help us with a very rare case. They were very smart, professional, kind, compassionate and without them I do not believe we would have had such a great team with an even greater outcome. His pricing is well worth the professionalism. Thank you for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2021
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Thorough, Professional and Great Results for our complicated case
Most importantly, David Cohen and the entire office will make sure you understand ALL of your rights, and will make sure you understand those rights and how they will use them to defend you or any defendant to the fullest extent of the law. I had a very complicated legal case that many other Criminal Lawyers simply told me they didn't know how to navigate and couldn't help me. It touched on federal crimes, social security benefits and immigration ramifications. However the legal expertise and guidance from David Cohen through the intricacies of our case was outstanding. He left no stone unturned to ensure we could have the best possible outcome considering the complicated circumstances touched so many different aspects of law. While we settled on a plea deal he explained and advised on exactly what that meant for us, the pros, the cons and what he thought would be best suited for a complicated case He was thorough in working with our immigration attorneys and had great communication with them to ensure nothing fell through the cracks. He negotiated the plea agreement with the US Attorney to get us set up in the best possible scenario for both sentencing and possible future immigration proceedings. And when he needed to escalate something further up the US Attorney's office he was able to do so to once again leave no stone unturned. He then put together an argument for the court that resonated with the Judge that we received an even better than expected outcome during sentencing. Not only was the professional work outstanding but the human side of David Cohen, Jessica Perez and the entire office was greatly appreciated as going through a federal case is not only overwhelming but emotionally taxing on a family, they understood this and it showed by always being responsive, clear and professional. Attributes that when considering other attorneys I did not encounter.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2021
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The Lawyers at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers are the Best!
Cherie Wallace was the best. She was always there for her client [my son]. The first day I talked to her on the phone I knew i was going to let her handle my son's case. She was awesome. She always had time for her client no matter how busy she was. She would always return your call right away or text right away. She is a very bright lawyer. I would definitely recommend Cherie Wallace if you are looking for a lawyer. She is the best. Thank you Cherie for being our lawyer! You picked the right profession and you are good at it! All the best to you. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2021
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Cherie Wallace is a great Attorney
Cherie Wallace is a great Lawyer. She was persistent, attentive, and aggressive when needed. Mrs. Wallace is great at communication and her professionalism is top-notch. When in the court room, she represents with confidence and always had my best intention. She was able to have my case dismissed, which was a slim chance in the begin stages of my case. Thank you David Cohen for employee such a wonderful presence.
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Posted by Martin | April 28, 2021
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Thank you
My name is Martin Martinez, I am a client of Clint C. Christoffersen, he handled my case to terminate my probation early and to set aside my conviction. The case was extremely strict and traumatizing by its restrictions. Attorney Clint C. Christoffersen was able to terminate my probation, and have my conviction set aside, even though my original plea offer was great, which made my case difficult. Attorney Clint C. Christoffersen successfully was able to terminate my probation with all the terms, something that only a lawyer who knows the law very well, such as Mr. Christoffersen, was able to achieve. That is why I 100% recommend Attorney Clint C. Christoffersen.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2021
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Bay Area Criminal Lawyers Experience over 2 year case
The team at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers is fantastic. I consulted with several firms across the bay area before choosing this one. None could compete with the initial consultation and investment in my case they promised. The staff here was reassuring, friendly, their pricing was fair, their team was responsive, and most importantly from the very first conversation they offered 100% of their support for my case. I worked with the staff for several years over calls, emails, and various guidance around my case and it all had a positive impact towards the eventual success of the legal proceedings that followed. The specific team members I worked with included Rachel Francois, Jessica Perez, Cherie Wallace, and David Cohen. The team went above and beyond to guide me through the evidence consolidation and hearing process to ensure I was successful in my proceedings. I would recommend Bay Area Criminal Lawyers as the ideal firm to work with for any case in the bay area based on my experience here over the years.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2021
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Best Criminal Lawyers!!!
First off I would like to thank my attorneys Clint and David for their hard work and handling my case the way they did, the whole process was nothing but professional they stayed in contact with me and updated me on everything I would highly recommend Bay Area Criminal Lawyers
Response from David Cohen February 12, 2021
Thank you so much for your feedback! At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC we aim to make sure our clients always know and understand what is happening in their case. Attorney Clint C. Christoffersen and I work diligently to provide the best defense possible for our clients to get the best results we can get!
Posted by Federico | February 1, 2021
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Best treatment
I found the firm very professional and they give me assistance like no other. I really recommend them. Extremely kind and useful
Response from David Cohen February 3, 2021
Thank you so much for your words! We are glad we were able to assist you!
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Criminal Defense Attorneys!!
I just wanted to take a minute to say how impressed I was with the attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers. I was looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney to help me clear up some criminal issues I have on my record from long ago. I called for their free consultation and spoke with Michael Pellegrini, an associate about my matter. After explaining my whole situation to him, he provided me with some clear and reasonable options in going about my situation, including ones that did not involve retaining an attorney. A lot of other lawyers I have called are just about hiring them and getting a retainer. I really appreciate the attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers giving me honest feedback-I felt like they cared about me and my situation, not just the money. Also, Mr. pellegrini talked to me for almost an hour, and answered my additional questions when I called back after that. He was very patent, and very knowledgeable. I am in the process of getting funds together to retain them and as soon as I do, I am definitly going with these guys.
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Response from David Cohen September 19, 2016
Thank you for your kind words. We hope we are able to help you in the future.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2016
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Fantastic work
David and his firm did an unbelievable job for me. I was charges that would have at my age would have landed me in jail for the rest of my life all based upon the lies of my accusers. My case languished for three years with my previous firm, once David and his firm took over things changed for the better as they immediately set out to expose the amazing and unbelievable lies that had been told about me. As a result my entire case was dismissed and I now my life has been returned to me as a result of the hard work and long hours of BACL. Count me a completely satisfied client, David and his firm were always available 24/7 when I wanted to speak with them.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Senior Attorney
  • Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Cohen & Hubachek
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Trial Attorney
  • Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
  • 1989 - 1992

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Amherst College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Drug and gun conspiracy with alleged gang affiliation
  • Settled for 9 additional years Federal custody with credit for time spent in State custody
  • Avitia v. Superior Court, 6 Cal. 5th 486 (2018)
  • United States v. Liu, 731 F.3d 982 (9th Cir. 2013)
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Associations

  • California Lawyers Association with Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • California Bar Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Criminal Law Advisory Commission to State of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP)
  • Panel Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Criminal Law Advisory Commission to State of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Vice Chair
  • 2014 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top-rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2021
  • Top-rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2020
  • Top-rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2019
  • Top-rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Top-rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Small Business Excellence Award-Criminal Defense
  • San Francisco Small Business Excellence
  • 2017
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Publications

  • Scientific Evidence in Criminal Cases
  • Forensic Toxicology and the Use of Drug Evidence in the Courtroom
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Exam Prep: Criminal Law Certified Legal Specialist Exam
  • Criminal Law Certified Legal Specialist Exam: Trial Court and Procedures
  • 2019
  • Exam Prep: Criminal Law Certified Legal Specialist Exam
  • Criminal Law Certified Legal Specialist Exam: Crimes and Defenses
  • 2019
  • Spring Networking, 2011
  • Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
  • 2011

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan and I served for three years on the Criminal Law Advisory Commission for the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He impressed me with his legal knowledge and his passion for excellent representation of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David Cohen is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in California. I highly recommend hiring his firm for both state and federal cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is brilliant, experienced, fearless and totally committed to defending his clients. I worked with him on one case and have known him personally and professionally for many years. Whenever a friend or colleague needs a referral for a criminal defense attorney in state or federal court, I always recommend that they contact David."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is smart, thorough and dedicated to his clients. That's why he gets good results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an extremely able, knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated advocate who obtains top-notch results for his client. He ensures that his clients are treated fairly throughout an often difficult process whether in state or federal court."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David J. Cohen is an intelligent and relentless trial attorney. I've had the privilege of working with and trying two cases with Cohen. He achieves great results by knowing the law better than his opponents and proving by his actions that he will not back down."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In a town full of smart, hard-working attorneys, David stands out as one of the smartest, hardest-working attorneys I know. He is in the office early, out of it late, and is a ceaseless advocate for his clients. He and the attorneys he employs turn out work that I would be happy to put my name on. In the last several years that I have known him, David has successfully argued a number of federal appeals in New York and California, and tried a baker's dozen of long and difficult jury trials. David has a unique and very effective delivery style, which draws people around him to listen more and more closely the more they hear him speak. As a speaker and advocate, he has what you can't teach: presence. Not many lawyers outside of those on TV (i.e., actors) really have it, but he does. I can't recommend David highly enough -- he is on the very short list of people I would call if I were arrested and charged with a felony."
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San Francisco Criminal defense Lawyer David Jonathan Cohen
David Jonathan Cohen
Criminal defense Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 35 years
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