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: 954-449-8700
Fax: 954-763-6093
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Business Litigation (10%)

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 - 2019

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About Jay Cohen

Admitted: 1980, Florida

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


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

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: 954-449-8700

Fax: 954-763-6093

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Last Updated: 1/4/2019

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