Stephan S. Cohn

Stephan S. Cohn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Irvine, CA

Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation
 | 1 Park Plaza, Suite 340, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-474-1880
Fax: 949-313-5029
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (60%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A shareholder at Berger Kahn, Stephan S. Cohn’s practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance, business, real estate and community association law. He routinely litigates business torts, real estate issues, environmental-toxic torts and insurance matters. In addition, he regularly counsels insurers regarding fair claim practices and claim investigations, and directors and officers in the enforcement of governing documents and other day-to-day operational matters.

    Steve has represented insurers, directors and officers of corporations, and homeowners associations in a wide range of issues. In the insurance context, he has been involved in claims arising from homeowners’, commercial and automobile insurance policies. Further, he has advised insurers regarding the handling of suspect claims, including fraud. He also routinely handles cases involving environmental pollution and water intrusion issues.

    Steve has significant experience litigating third-party and general liability claims and first-party bad faith matters, and has taken and defended hundreds of depositions, including high-level insurance executives and bad faith experts. His expertise has garnered Steve recognition to the list of 2016-present Best Lawyers in America, in addition to the 2013-present Southern California Super Lawyers, honors reserved for the top 3-5% of the Bar.

    Some of the matters Steve has handled recently are:

    • Handling suspected fraudulent claims for commercial, property and automobile cases; business interruption cases; arson and general coverage questions;

    • Counseling insurers regarding fair claim practices and claim investigations;

    • Asserting and defending liability and injury claims;

    • Counseling directors and officers of corporations regarding compliance issues;

    • Construction defect and water intrusion cases;

    • Employment matters;

    • Homeowner association disputes;

    • Contractual disputes; and

    • Managing all aspects of case preparation for trial, including arbitration.

    Steve has lectured to business and insurance groups on topics such as directors’ and officers’ liability, good faith claims handling and torts, and has been a course instructor on Evidence for the University of California at Irvine Extension Program, Course Instructor at University of California Irvine.

    He lives with his wife and two children in Laguna Beach.

    About Stephan Cohn

    Admitted: 1986, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers 2020 | Insurance Law, and Litigation – Insurance, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2020
    • Best Lawyers 2019 – Insurance Law, and Litigation – Insurance, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
    • Best Lawyers 2018 – Insurance Law and Litigation –Insurance, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
    • Best Lawyers 2017 – Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
    • Best Lawyers 2016 | Insurance Law, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2016


    • Key Decisions is Berger Kahn's monthly eNewsletter, summarizing the most important California state and federal court decisions., Key Decisions

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1981
    • J.D., University of San Diego, 1985
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    Office Location for Stephan S. Cohn

    1 Park Plaza, Suite 340
    Irvine, CA 92614

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    Last Updated: 7/21/2020

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