Scott M. Cohen

Top rated consumer law attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Krohn & Moss, Ltd.
Scott M. Cohen
Krohn & Moss, Ltd.

Practice Areas: Consumer law, Appellate

Licensed in Illinois since: 1996

Education: Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Krohn & Moss, Ltd.

10 N. Dearborn St.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: 312-578-9428 Email: Scott M. Cohen Visit website


Scott M. Cohen has been employed as an attorney at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. since 1996. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1993 and his law degree from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law in 1996. While at Ohio Northern University, Mr. Cohen was an Associate Editor of the Ohio Northern University Law Review. Mr. Cohen is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Indiana. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, as well as the Northern District of Indiana.

Mr. Cohen has successfully handled thousands of consumer actions by means of settlement, court ordered arbitration, mediation, trial, or appeal. As nationwide appellate counsel for Krohn & Moss, Ltd. he has successfully argued six (6) landmark consumer appeals before the Supreme Courts of the States of Illinois, Indiana, Florida, and Wisconsin. He has also successfully argued appeals of significant consumer interest before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the appellate courts for the States of Illinois, California, Missouri, Georgia, and Florida. He has prevailed in well over fifty (50) appeals nationwide, including reversing over thirty (30) trial level decisions, and has successfully managed dozens of other appeals for which he did not personally appear. Mr. Cohen has also tried approximately fifteen (15) consumer actions to verdict. In 2005, Mr. Cohen was selected by the Honorable Paddy McNamara of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois to be on the Commercial Litigation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association to draft pattern jury instructions for the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Ultimately, pattern jury instructions shaped by Mr. Cohen’s appellate achievements were approved by the Committee and submitted to the Illinois Supreme Court who adopted the instructions with very minor revisions in January of 2007. See Ill. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. 185.01. These instructions are believed to be the only Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act pattern jury instructions in the nation. Currently, Mr. Cohen co-manages the lemon law litigation department of Krohn & Moss, Ltd. and manages the firm’s ongoing appeals.

First Admitted: 1996, Illinois

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Representative Clients:
  • I have represented thousands of purchasers and lessees of defective cars, trucks, SUV's, motorcycles and other consumer products in the States of Illinois and Indiana.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • Juris Doctor, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, 1996
  • Bacheolor of Arts, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1993
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Platinum Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Platinum Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Clients' Choice Award,, 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in the State of Illinois, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award,, 2017
  • 10.0 out of 10.0 "Superb" Rating,, 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award,, 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award,, 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award,, 2014
  • Associate Editor, Ohio Northern University Law Review, 1994
Industry Groups:
  • Lemon Law

Office location for Scott M. Cohen

10 N. Dearborn St.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

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