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David Cohen is the founder of the Cohen Defense Group, a seven attorney law firm dedicated to providing the best criminal defense for our clients. As the largest private criminal defense law firm in Placer County, we are well staffed and well equipped to handle every type of criminal case from petty theft to murder. We assist clients at every stage of a criminal process including arraignments, pre-trial motions, preliminary hearings, Department of Motor Vehicle hearings, criminal records sealing and expungements, and jury trials.
David G. Cohen has been representing clients in exclusively in criminal defense in Northern California since 1996. Mr. Cohen has been involved in representing defendants in felony and misdemeanor cases and has tried many felony jury trials. His current caseload includes felony cases, “three strike” cases, sexual assault cases, homicides, and appeals. Moreover, Mr. Cohen is the firm’s primary attorney who handles driving under the influence cases (DUIs).
Mr. Cohen has been an active member of the Placer County Bar Association, where he served as President in 2004. Mr. Cohen has served as a mentoring attorney for the Peer Court program every year since joining the firm and as a Peer Court judge since 2005. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cohen was in private practice in San Francisco serving primarily as a court-appointed motion expert on homicide cases.
Mr. Cohen graduated from Northwestern University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech. While at Northwestern, he served as a Defense Advocate for students charged with crimes in the University Hearing and Appellate System. Mr. Cohen graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1994, and tried his first criminal case as a certified law student. Mr. Cohen also received awards for oral argument and written brief in Moot Court competition. He was admitted to practice in 1995.
Mr. Cohen was born August 23, 1969 in San Jose, CA. Education: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (B.S. in Speech, 1991); University of California, Hastings College of Law, San Francisco (J.D., 1994). Member: State Bar of California, Placer County Bar Association (member, 1996 to present; Board of Directors, 2001 – 2005; 2004 President), California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California DUI Lawyers, National College for DUI Defense.
We know that there is no substitute for an attorney who knows the local system, and are proud of serving clients in Placer County for over 23 years. We have the knowledge, experience, and dedication to vigorously defend you.
While we primarily service Placer County, we represent clients throughout Northern California, including El Dorado County, Nevada County, Sacramento County, Yolo County, and Yuba County. Call or email us for a free consultation.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Cerification as a Specialist in Criminal Law||California State Bar||2011|
|Senior Associate||Law Offices of Mark A. Berg||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||1999 - Present|
|Placer County Bar Association||Past President||1996 - Present|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Northwestern University||BS - Bachelor of Science in Speech||1991|
|DMV v. Gerald W.||Driver's license reinstated.|
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