Stephan S. Cohn

Top rated Insurance Coverage attorney in Irvine, California

Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation
Stephan S. Cohn
Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation

Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage, Business & Corporate, Real Estate

Licensed in California since: 1986

Education: University of San Diego School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation

1 Park Plaza, Suite 340
Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-474-1880 Email: Stephan S. Cohn Visit website

Details

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.

First Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: http://bergerkahn.com/our-people/stephan-s-cohn/

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Key Decisions is Berger Kahn's monthly eNewsletter, summarizing the most important California state and federal court decisions., Key Decisions
Educational Background:
  • J.D., University of San Diego, 1985
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1981
Honors/Awards:
  • Best Lawyers 2023 | Insurance Law, and Litigation – Insurance, Best Lawyers of America, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • For his second time, Shareholder Stephan Cohn has been voted as the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law in Orange County. Stephan was first recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2021. In addition to this prestigious listing, Stephan is also recognized by Best Lawyers for his exceptional work in: Insurance Law Litigation – Insurance Berger Kahn congratulates Stephan for receiving this esteemed honor., Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Best Lawyers 2022 | Insurance Law, and Litigation – Insurance, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • Shareholder Stephan Cohn has been voted as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law in Orange County. In addition to his “Lawyer of the Year” listing, Stephan is also recognized by Best Lawyers for his exceptional work in: Insurance Law Litigation – Insurance Berger Kahn congratulates Stephan for receiving this esteemed honor., Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Best Lawyers 2021 | Insurance Law, and Litigation – Insurance, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Best Lawyers 2020 | Insurance Law, and Litigation – Insurance, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Best Lawyers 2019 – Insurance Law, and Litigation – Insurance, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers 2018 – Insurance Law and Litigation –Insurance, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2017 – Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Best Lawyers 2016 | Insurance Law, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2013

Office location for Stephan S. Cohn

1 Park Plaza, Suite 340
Irvine, CA 92614

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

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