Roger L. Cohen

Roger L. Cohen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Jaburg | Wilk
 | 3200 North Central Ave., Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-248-1000
Fax: 602-248-0522
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Long-standing relationships with business clients in a variety of industries including: escrow, business brokerage, real estate, manufacturing, and equipment dealerships.Experienced corporate, business and real estate transactional attorney with extensive experience in negotiating and documenting business purchases and sales and other transactions.Extensive litigation experience, having successfully litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts, with emphasis on contract disputes, professional negligence, escrow liability defense, business fraud and complex civil litigation.Particular expertise in matters governed by Uniform Commercial Code  - UCC Article 2 (sales) and Article 9 (secured transactions).Experienced appellate counsel, having written briefs and argued cases in Arizona and California Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.Law clerk to the Honorable Duke Cameron, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, 1975-76.Author and lecturer on various topics, including civil procedure, secured transactions and legal ethics; published articles include - "Preserving the Family Farm in an Urban Age: Recent Changes to the Arizona Judgment Lien and Homestead Statutes," Arizona Attorney, September 1997; "Foreign Judgments and Community Property," Arizona Attorney, November 2009. "Understanding the World of Minority Rights and Fiduciary Obligations", Martindale, 2011; "The Top 50 Leading Cases That Shaped Life and Law in Arizona's First 100 Years", Arizona Attorney, February 2012.

About Roger Cohen

Admitted: 1976, Arizona

Professional Webpage:


  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America- Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), , 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, State Bar of Arizona
  • Substitute Lecturer, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2011
  • Member, Law Review Committee, Arizona State Board of Accountancy, 2009

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past President, Temple Kol Ami
  • Board of Directors, Camp Swift Youth Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Published Cases: 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.)Matter of Estate of Ryan, 187 Ariz. 311, 928 P.2d 735 (Ariz. App. 1996); In re Krohn, 203 Ariz. 205, 52 P.3d 774 (Ariz. App. 2002) (counsel for amicus curiae Arizona Trustee Association, Inc.)Case Corp. v. Gehrke, 208 Ariz. 140, 91 P.3d 362 (Ariz. App. 2004)Anderson v. Contes, 212 Ariz. 122, 128 P.3d 239 (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)Rackmaster Systems, Inc. v. Maderia, 219 Ariz. 60, 193 P.3d 314 (Ariz. App. 2008); BT Capital, LLC v. Point Center Financial, Inc., No. 1 CA=CIV 10-0450, __ Ariz. __, __ P.3d __ (Ariz. App. 2011)

Educational Background:

  • B.A., cum laude, Claremont McKenna College, 1972
  • J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, George Washington University Law School, 1975
Show More
Office Location for Roger L. Cohen

3200 North Central Ave.
Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Roger L. Cohen:

Last Updated: 11/17/2018

Page Generated: 0.29644894599915 sec