Jay Cohen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Law Office of Jay Cohen, P.A.
 | One Financial Plaza, 100 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Suite 1100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Phone: 954-449-6882
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
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 with a focus in Broward County, Jay Cohen is a senior partner at the Law Office of Jay Cohen P.A. He handles cases of personal injury and has a successful 15-year record of representing defendants and plaintiffs, 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: pediatric, radiation, cancer and plastic surgery 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 prosecuting civil cases and defending doctors and 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, he is also licensed to practice before all federal and state courts in the state of Florida. An elected member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, his peers have also recognized him with a naming to the Legal Elite of the Florida Trend magazine.

Sharing his years of experience and knowledge, Mr. Cohen is currently a professor at St. Thomas University and previously taught as an adjunct professor of law at 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%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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About Jay Cohen

Admitted: 1980, Florida

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

Honors and Awards:

  • “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 and 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
  • FLABOTA
  • 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

     

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    Last Updated: 10/18/2017

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