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, Media & advertising, Criminal defense; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1971

Education: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC

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


A former Asst State Attorney in Miami, Fla, and a past Assistant District Attorney in Atlanta, Fulton County Georgia, Darryl is a partner at Cohen, Cooper, Estep, & Allen, LLC, in Atlanta. His practice focuses on Entertainment, Criminal Defense, and Hospitality Law.  His entertainment practice includes the representation of on-camera personalities including high-profile nationally known Meteorologists. His Criminal defense practice is high-end and varied. It includes representation of persons charged with both Misdemeanors and Felonies which include, White Collar crimes, DUI, Simple Battery, Drug possession, and Family violence.  Darryl has represented numerous celebrities including Recording Artists charged with various types of crimes. Darryl 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 matters and litigation. Mr. Cohen is a  former Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences(NATAS) (Daytime Emmy Awards). He is the longtime chair of the Legal Committee of the SE Chapter of NATAS. He is also a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences voting for the Primetime Emmy Awards. Darryl is the Chairman and co-founder of the offshore annual North American Law Summit, an Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Conference. Four days of CLEs and four nights of networking spearhead this incredible conference held every year in November.

 Darryl provides on-air legal commentary both locally and nationally including on Court TV, Newsy, the Nancy Grace Show, and local network affiliates. Darryl is a former board member of the American Federation of Television, Radio Artists Atlanta Local, and a past President of the Screen Actors Guild in Georgia. He is 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. He has been honored as a Legal Legend by the Fulton County Daily Report, an AV rating by Martindale and Hubble, and a Super Lawyer. He graduated from the University of Georgia with an AB degree followed by his JD degree from Mercer University. He was admitted to the Fla Bar in 1970 and the Ga Bar in 1971. He is an active member of the Cobb County Bar Association, the Sandy Springs Bar Assn, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Florida Bar, and the State Bar of Georgia.

Practice areas

Entertainment & sports, Media and advertising, Criminal defense

Focus areas

Entertainment, sports & leisure law, Communications and media law, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Probation, Prosecution, Theft, Traffic violations, Criminal domestic violence

  • 40% Entertainment & sports
  • 40% Media and advertising
  • 20% Criminal defense

First Admitted: 1970, Florida

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

  • Darryl has represented numerous on and off-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
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia
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
  • Annual Southern Regional Emmy Awards, Committee Member
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


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

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