Deborah G. Kohl

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Fall River, MA

Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl
 | 191 Bedford Street, Suite 301
Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508-677-4900
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

Attorney Deborah G. Kohl is the founder of The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl, which has office locations in Fall River and Foxborough, Massachusetts, as well as in Providence, Rhode Island. A staunch advocate for those in need, Ms. Kohl provides unmatched legal counsel and aggressive representation to injured and disabled workers seeking their rightful workers' compensation and Social Security Disability benefits as well as those with claims involving the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

In addition, Ms. Kohl also represents innocent accident victims and their families who suffered an injury or loss as the result of a car accident or other preventable tragedy caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Throughout her more than 37 years of practicing law, Ms. Kohl has earned a reputation as a leader in her field, and The Best Lawyers in America* voted her and her law firm among the best for workers' compensation in Massachusetts. Along with helping hundreds of clients secure the finances they need to support themselves and their families, Ms. Kohl has maintained an active presence in several professional legal organizations devoted to protecting the rights and entitlements of injured workers.

She is the former president of the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, where she continues to serve on the board, and she also served as chair for the American Association for Justice Workers' Compensation and Workplace Injury Section. An inductee into The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, she has served the organization as both its president and board member, and she is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

A 1976 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Ms. Kohl obtained her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 1980. Massachusetts and Rhode Island admitted her to practice that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the District of Rhode Island.

An accomplished author and speaker, Ms. Kohl wrote "Workers Compensation Law in Massachusetts," and she regularly conducts lectures throughout her region and across the country on a variety of topics related to this legal area. Recognized for her impeccable professionalism, she holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating** from Martindale-Hubbell.

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Practice Areas
  • 100%Workers' Compensation


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019

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About Deborah Kohl

Admitted: 1980, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America for Workers Compensation in Massachusetts
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Trial Lawyers Associations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
  • RI AAJ, Member
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Associations, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Associations, Member
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Board
  • College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Board
  • College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, President
  • Workers Compensation Section of the American Association for Justice, Chair
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, President 
  • RI Mass Veterans Court of Appeals Federal Court RI and MA

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Town Moderator--North Attleboro, MA Municipal Building Committee Kids Chance Scholarship--President for MA

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 2014 2014-201, Lexis Nexis Practice Guide MA Workers Comp, 2014
  • Workers Compensation Law in Massachusetts, MCLE, 2013
  • 2014 Mass Guide to WC Practice MCLE author, Lecturer on state and national seminars for WC  

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Author   Mass. Practice Guide, WC  Lexis Nexis MCLE author and lecturer President, College of Workers Compensation Lawyers Past President, Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group Chair, MBA WC Section Board, Mass Academy of Trial Lawyers Lecturer at national WC seminars as well as RI and MA state seminars

Educational Background:

  • University of Rhode Island  BA Northeastern University School of Law  JD
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Office Location for Deborah G. Kohl

191 Bedford Street
Suite 301
Fall River, MA 02720

Phone: 508-677-4900

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Last Updated: 5/29/2019

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