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Laura Cohen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Monroeville, PA

Family Legal Center, LLC
4372 Old WIlliam Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: 412-843-0957
Fax: 412-824-0707
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

The founder of Family Legal Center, LLC, Laura Cohen focuses her practice in large part on estate planning and administration. In addition, she handles divorce and other family law matters. Located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Ms. Cohen represents clients throughout the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area. She has been admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania since 1996, and in 2000, she became admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Cohen has extensive experience in the preparation and review of estate planning documents for her clients. She has worked on last wills and testaments, living and irrevocable trusts, advance medical directives, and health care and financial powers of attorney, tailoring each document toward the particular needs, circumstances and objectives of each individual client. In her estate administration practice, Ms. Cohen has guided heirs, beneficiaries and fiduciaries through what can be at times a confusing and lengthy process of probate, and she has also handled will contests and other types of probate litigation.

Ms. Cohen has been trained and certified in mediation and collaborative law, and this background allows her to assist those of her clients whose marriages are coming to an end and who wish to avoid protracted and often bitter courtroom proceedings. She utilizes these methods of alternative dispute resolution to help her clients come to an accord on such issues as property division, child custody and visitation, and child and spousal support. Ms. Cohen’s excellent track record in all of her professional endeavors has earned her an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, she is a member of several professional organizations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Laura Cohen

First Admitted: 1996

Professional Webpage: https://www.familylegalcenter.com/our-attorney/

Newsletters

  • A monthly newsletter that goes to clients, friends and colleagues on current issues related to Estate Planning and Elder Law issues, Estate Planning and Elder Law News, Clients, Friends And Colleagues

Educational Background

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1996
  • Chatham College -1993 BA Political Science with Honors, 1993
  • Certified Mediator, 2012
  • Trained in Collaborative Law, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certificate in Mediation, 2012
  • Certified in Collaborative Law, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presented a course in Collaborative Law and Ethics at the Collaborative Law Committee Retreat at Bedford Springs, Bedford, PA  in 2015, Presenter, Collaborative Law and Ethics, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Ms. Cohen was appointed as a Senior Hearing Committee Member of the Disciplinary Board serving the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2006.  She served in this position until 2012.  She was reappointed in 2015 for a three year term and again in 2018 for a three year term.  , 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member ; Executive Committee Member of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania  , 2016
  • Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, 2011

Honors/Awards

  • Ms. Cohen was selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in Pittsburgh for 2012 -2020.  Publication date February, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020  She has an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell., Top Rated Pittsburgh Lawyers, ALM- Martindale Hubbell, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors - Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2019
  • Ms. Cohen continually supports her community through public speaking engagements., 2000
  • Board of Directors, Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection - Ethics Director, 2019

Industry Groups

  • Administrators
  • Families. Executors
  • Funeral Homes
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Office Location for Laura Cohen

4372 Old WIlliam Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA 15146

Phone: 412-843-0957

Fax: 412-824-0707

Last Updated: 2/12/2021

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