Darryl Cohen

Top rated Entertainment & Sports attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC
Darryl Cohen
Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC

Practice Areas: Entertainment & Sports, Criminal Defense, Media & Advertising; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1971

Education: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024

Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC

3330 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339 Visit website


Darryl served as an assistant state Attorney in Miami, Fla, and an Assistant District Attorney in Atlanta,  Georgia,  A senior partner at Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, in Atlanta Darryl specializes in Entertainment, Criminal Defense, and Hospitality Law.  Entertainment includes the representation of on/off camera personalities including high-profile nationally known Meteorologists. Darryl's focus as a Criminal Defense attorney includes representation of defendants charged with Misdemeanors and Felonies including those charged with, White Collar crimes, DUI, Simple Battery, Drug Possession, and Family violence.  Darryl has successfully represented numerous nationally known high-profile celebrities including recording artists. He is equally comfortable in the State or Federal Court system. His string of unparalleled results speaks loudly and for themselves.

 Darryl's entertainment practice includes the representation of actors, models, photographers, talent agencies, television anchors, and production companies in both transactional and litigation matters. Mr. Cohen is a  former Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences(NATAS) (Daytime Emmy Awards). He is a numerous-time President and the longtime Legal Committee Chair of the SE Chapter of NATAS. A voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences voting on the Primetime Emmy Awards. Darryl is the Chairman and co-founder of the annual offshore North American Law Summit, an Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property  Conference. Legal education and networking are the focus each  November.

 Darryl provides on-air legal commentary locally and nationally including  Court TV, News Nation, the Nancy Grace Show, CNN, MSNBC, and local network affiliates. A past President and National board member of the Screen Actors Guild in Georgia. A former Chair of both the Entertainment & Sports Law Section of the Ga Bar and of the Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar. His honors include a Legal Legend designated by the Fulton County Daily Report, an AV rating by Martindale & Hubble, and a Super Lawyer. He graduated from the University of Georgia with an AB degree in Political Science and received his JD degree from Mercer University. He is admitted to the Fla and Ga. He is a member of the Cobb County, the Sandy Springs Bar Assn, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Florida Bar, and the State Bar of Georgia.

Practice areas

Entertainment & Sports, Criminal Defense, Media and Advertising

Focus areas

Assault & Battery, Communications and Media Law, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Prosecution, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 40% Entertainment & Sports
  • 30% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Media and Advertising

First Admitted: 1970, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.darrylcohen.tv

  • Darryl represents several both on and behind-the-camera personalities negotiating or renegotiating their contracts. He also negotiates  speaking engagements and commercials on behalf of his clients
  • , Legal Elite
  • , Legal Legends
  • , Former Chairman, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Who’s Who in America
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Southeast Chapter, Board of Governors Award, Recipient
  • NATAS Trustees Award, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter
  • Gold & Silver Circle Award, NATAS Southeast Chapter, Recipient Legal Legend as named by the Fulton County Daily Report
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Cobb Bar Association, Member, 1973
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/The Emmys, Southeast Chapter
  • Florida & Georgia Bar Association, Member
  • SAG-AFTRA, former President and National Board Member for the State of Georgia
  • Sandy Springs Bar Assn
Educational Background:
  • University of Georgia, AB Policitical Science JD Mercer University Walter F George School of Law
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Southeast Chapter, Former Four-Term President
  • The Georgia Bar, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, Former Chairman
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), former Chairman of the Academy
  • Past NATAS San Francisco/Northern California Chapter, Legal Chairman
  • The Florida Bar, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section, Executive Council and Past Chairman
  • NATAS Southeast Chapter,  President on numerous occasions in the past
  • NATAS Southeast Chapter Legal Chairman
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  •  Southern Regional Emmy Awards, Committee Member Legal Committee Chair Mock Trial Competition Judge, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Criminal Defense
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Hospitality Law

Office location for Darryl Cohen

3330 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 678-483-1900


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024

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