Michael Cohan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Cohan Law PLLC
 | 401 Park Avenue South, 10th FL
New York, NY 10016-8808
Phone: 212-601-2693
Fax: 855-855-0321
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Michael “Mike” Cohan is a passionate New York litigator who handles a wide range of cases including car accidents, trip and falls, construction accidents, wrongful death matters, bed sores, nursing home neglect and product liability cases.  Michael receives much praise from clients for his knowledge of legal issues and profound understanding of the pain and suffering his clients endure.

 

Michael has successfully settled millions of dollars for his clients during his career.  He prides his practice on constant client communication and understanding of his client’s needs.  At the same time, Michael is determined and tenacious when pursuing his clients’ cases against adversaries.

 

Throughout his career, Michael has fought in the courtroom against large multinational corporations on behalf of injured workers in the United States.  Most notably, Michael helped create international law when he argued successfully that Canadian corporations who distribute toxic products to the US could be subject to suit in the US and must produce documents in US litigation, even if those same corporations are subject to criminal penalties in Canada for producing such documents.

 

Awards and Associations

Michael has been elected by his peers to be a member of the prestigious “Super Lawyers”, a designation awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys within the personal injury practice. He has been designated as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for the settlements and awards obtained on behalf of injured clients. He was selected to the respected National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40. Michael is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association.

 

Education

Michael earned his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law, where he served as a member of the Law Review, and received six awards from CALI (“Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction”) for excellence in education.  As a law student, Michael worked at the United States Department of Labor and clerked for the Honorable Judge Kathleen Tomlinson, Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. 

 

Bar Admissions

New York State Courts

 

Eastern, Southern, Northern District Courts of New York

 

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

 

New Jersey State Courts

 

District of Columbia

 

Admitted pro hac vice in California, Illinois, Missouri, Delaware, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania

 

Pro Bono Community Work

Michael spends his free time tutoring underprivileged high school students for the SAT exam.  A staunch advocate for education, he believes every child deserves a chance.  He is also general counsel, on a pro bono basis, to the community organization “Advocates Without Borders” where he helps educate New York City residents on their legal rights, and volunteers time in underprivileged communities. Michael has spoken at many board meetings for NYCHA residents on the hazards of lead paint, mold and asbestos.  

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

Email Me

To: Michael Cohan
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

Disclaimer »
Privacy Policy »

About Michael Cohan

Admitted: 2012, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.cohanlegal.com/attorneys

Honors/Awards:

  • “Super Lawyers”
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Courts
  • Eastern, Southern, Northern District Courts of New York
  • New York State Trial Lawyers’ Association, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Courts
  • Admitted pro hac vice in California, Illinois, Missouri, Delaware, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • General Counsel, “Advocates Without Borders”

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $950,000 for man who had back surgery after being struck by a car who ran a stop sign., 2020
  • $350,000 award for bus matron who had back surgery after being rear ended in a vehicle while working, 2019, 2019
  • $300,000 settlement for pedestrian struck by a speeding vehicle, 2019, 2019
  • Confidential settlement for client against building owner who left defective sidewalk after construction project, 2019, 2019
  • Confidential settlement for client who fell on defective marble step in large apartment building, 2019, 2019
  • $170,000 settlement for couple struck by an Access-A-Ride Vehicle, 2019, 2019
  • Multi-Million Dollar Settlement reached for client rear ended in motor vehicle accident by an SUV., 2018
  • $165,000 settlement for couple who was injured after being rear ended by an out-of-state vehicle, 2019, 2019
  • $150,000 settlement for client who had minor back procedure after being struck by driver who ran stop sign, 2019, 2019
  • $145,000 for client who had shoulder surgery after another vehicle ran a stop sign and struck her, 2019, 2019
  • $100,000 settlement for client who had shoulder surgery after being struck by another driver who ran a stop sign, 2019, 2019
  • Five-figure settlement for client who was a passenger in a vehicle that struck a deer, 2019, 2019
  • Confidential settlement for client who had knee surgery after an uber vehicle backed into her, 2019, 2019
  • Confidential Six-figure settlement for Uber driver struck by truck, 2019, 2019
  • $100,000 settlement for client who sprained ankle after falling on wet spot at major grocery store, 2019 , 2019
  • $85,000 for client who suffered knee tear after he was struck by another vehicle that slipped on wet road, 2019, 2019
  • Six-figure settlement for motorcyclyst struck by vehicle who ran stop sign in Nassau County, causing leg fracture., 2018
  • Multi-Million Dollar Settlement reached on behalf of an individual exposed to asbestos while working at various steel mills throughout the united states., 2015
  • $550,000 settlement reached for client struck by a vehicle in a cross walk., 2018
  • Six-figure settlement reached for client who was shoved by grocery store employee., 2016
  • Six-figure settlement reached on behalf of client who developed stage 4 bed sore at large NYC hospital., 2018
  • $450,000 settlement reached for client who fell from stairs after water leaked from defective and leaked air conditioner., 2017
  • Confidential settlement for client who was struck by driver who ran red light, causing client traumatic brain injury., 2017
  • $225,000 settlement reached on behalf of client who slipped in night club after patron spilled water and failed to clean., 2018
  • Six-figure settlement for client who was sideswiped by utility van., 2018
  • Undisclosed settlement for client who was struck by drunk driver on New Jersey state highway., 2018
  • Undisclosed settlement for client who was sitting in car when a tow truck attempted to tow her car., 2017
  • Undisclosed Settlement for client who was struck by NYPD vehicle at Luna Park by police cart.  , 2017
  • Global settlement with multinational corporation on behalf of hundreds of clients exposed to Defendant's raw asbestos., 2015
  • Six-figure settlement for client who fell on defective escalator at JFK airport., 2018
  • Six-figure settlement reached on behalf of client who fell on defective sidewalk in front of commercial building., 2017

Videos:

Show More
Office Location for Michael Cohan

401 Park Avenue South
10th FL
New York, NY 10016-8808

Phone: 212-601-2693

Fax: 855-855-0321

Michael Cohan:

Last Updated: 5/19/2020

Page Generated: 0.23798704147339 sec