Jay Cohen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cohen Blostein & Ayala, PA
 | One Financial Plaza, 100 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Suite 1100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Phone: 954-449-6882
Fax: 954-763-6093
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Representing those in the state of Florida, Jay Cohen is a senior partner at the Law Office of Cohen, Blostein and Ayala P.A. He handles cases of personal injury and wrongful death and has a successful 30 year record of representing plaintiffs and defendants, providing him with a more intricate understanding of how an injury caused by negligence may affect all parties.

    Mr. Cohen’s law practice is focused on personal injury cases in the following areas:  adult, pediatric, new born and misdiagnosis cases constituting malpractice; brain injury, birth injuries and treatment delays; prescription, emergency room and diagnostic study errors; failure or delay to provide treatment, anesthesia accident and hospital negligence. A member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Mr. Cohen has spent his career both representing victims and their families and uniquely defending a chain of hospitals.

    After completing his undergraduate program, graduating cum laude from the University of Florida in 1975, Mr. Cohen then went on to South Texas College of Law to earn a Juris Doctor. Admitted to the State Bar of Texas and The Florida Bar. An elected member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, his peers have also recognized him with a naming to the Legal Elite , DBR Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year finalist in consecutive years and Best Lawyers of America for many years.

    Sharing his years of experience and knowledge, Mr. Cohen was an ad junct professor at St. Thomas University and Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. He regularly speaks and presents to the Plaintiff’s Trial Bar Association and to groups of physicians and hospital groups.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Jay Cohen

    Admitted: 1980, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://jaycohenlaw.com/jay-cohen/


    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2015
    • The Best Lawyers in America
    • One of Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite
    • “Trial Lawyer of the Year”, American Board of Trial Advocates’ Fort, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • The Florida Bar, Judicial Nominating Selection Committee, Chair, 2008
    • Florida Bar, Program Evaluation Committee, Chair
    • Broward County Bar Association
    • Florida Bar, Judicial Independence Committee
    • Florida Bar, 1980
    • Florida Bar, Judicial Administration Selection Committee
    • U.S. District Court, Middle Districts of Florida
    • ABOTA – Ft. Lauderdale
    • Floride Bar, Legislation Committee, Chair
    • The Florida Bar, Board of Governors, 2008 - Present
    • Florida Bar, Disciplinary Review Committee
    • Texas Bar, 1978
    • Florida Bar, Special Committee Studying Decline of Jury Trials, Co-Chair
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit
    • Broward County Justice Association
    • The Florida Bar, The Committee on Decline of Jury Trials in Florida, Co-Chair
    • Florida Bar, Budget Committee
    • American Bar Association
    • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyer Section Liaison
    • The Floride Bar, Judicial Independence Committe, Vice Chair
    • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
    • Florida Justice Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (Formerly)
    • Adjunct Professor, St. Thomas University School of Law (Presently)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Florida, B.S., Honors: cum laude, With Honors, 1975

    Industry Groups

    • Broward County Justice Assoc. Best Lawyers In America
    • Florida Bar ( Board Of Govenors)
    • Florida Justice Assoc.
    • Ft. Lauderdale Chapter Of ABOTA
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    Office Location for Jay Cohen

    One Financial Plaza
    100 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Suite 1100
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

    Phone: 954-449-6882

    Fax: 954-763-6093

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    Last Updated: 10/3/2020

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