education

  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1995), cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 1992)

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Jeffrey A. Cohen

Jeffrey A. Cohen

Shareholder
Miami
T: 305.539.7289
F: 305.530.0055

For more than 20 years, Jeff Cohen has worked on appellate matters or provided trial support in more than 20 states and territories, in both state and federal courts. Mr. Cohen primarily represents corporate defendants in high exposure, often highly publicized cases. He has defended claims against manufacturers of motor vehicles and automotive components, recreational products including firearms, tobacco, medical and pharmaceutical products, and a variety of other products. He also has significant experience representing financial institutions and other entities in complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Cohen assists clients in addressing legal issues at all points during the litigation of a case. As an appellate lawyer, he has briefed and argued cutting-edge issues both as counsel for clients and as counsel for amicus curaie. Mr. Cohen often becomes involved in cases at inception or in time to prepare dispositive motions, discovery motions, and motions in limine. He also has experience parachuting into cases on the eve of trial to assist trial counsel. At whatever point Mr. Cohen becomes involved in a case, he works with trial counsel in developing both trial strategy and in preserving error for possible appeal by, among other things, preparing and arguing jury instructions, directed verdict motions, and post-trial motions.

Mr. Cohen currently serves on both the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases and the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instruction for Contract and Business Cases. He is also a frequent lecturer on appellate practice and products liability issues.