Lawrence R. Cohan

Lawrence R. Cohan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Anapol Weiss
 | 130 North 18th Street, Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-790-4567
Fax: 215-875-7702
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (0%),
  • Environmental Litigation (0%)
Attorney Profile

Lawrence R. Cohan chairs the Toxic Tort Litigation and Medical Malpractice Departments at Anapol Weiss. He also serves as Managing Partner and Senior Trial Counsel for the firm’s Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. 

Mr. Cohan is a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Certified Trial Advocate with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He concentrates his practice in toxic torts including asbestos and mesothelioma, chemicals and other dangerous products, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical liability, vaccine-related injuries, products liability, legal malpractice, class action, FELA, and other complex personal injury matters.

Certificates and Credentials

About Lawrence Cohan

Admitted: 1979, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected for inclusion in the Fellowship in the Advisory Board of the Litigation Counsel of America. Less than one half of one percent of American lawyers receives this honor.
  • Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions, Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Trial Advocate- National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Executive Board of Directors of Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member of Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect of Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of American Bar Association
  • Member of New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Environmental Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member of Philadelphia Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Board of the Riverbend Environmental Association
  • Immediate past Chairman of the Board of Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia and past President of the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center
  • Member of the Board and Executive Board of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Philadelphia

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Pretrial Issues surrounding Lead Paint Litigation, Speaker, HB Lead Litigation Conference, 2009
  • Careful use of technology can shift the jury's focus, help them remember complex medical information, and affirm the credibility of you and your client. However, used in the wrong case, wrong jurisdiction or against the wrong adversary, and without proper preparation, technology can be your ticket to losing your medical malpractice case., Author, Effectively Using Technology in a Med Mal Trial, The Legal Intelligencer, 2008


  • $700,000 verdict for the estate of a lawyer in a wrongful death case against a cleaning company, 1998
  • $8.3 million verdict on behalf of a woman who was overdosed on pain medication and suffered a permanent brain injury
  • $1.5 million award, largest asbestos victory in Delaware County, PA at the timeGeorgetta O'Donnell, Executrix, of Estate of Dale O'Donnell, Deceased v. Armstrong Industries, et al. , 1992
  • $2 million medical malpractice verdict for the estate of a 25-year-old woman who died as a result of a pneumonia misdiagnosis, 2013
  •  $1.62 million medical malpractice verdict in a case alleging a doctor's negligence increased the risk of harm to a patient by failing to diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm, 2000
  • $40 million vaccine injury settlement on behalf of a child who suffered a rare reaction to the common chicken pox vaccine, 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Plaintiff's Liason Counsel in Lead Paint, Asbestos, and Lymerix Vaccine Litigation
  • Obtained the first plaintiff's verdict in an asbestos case in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with the first verdict of its kind against asbestos "friction" product defendants, GE, GTE and Eaton Cutler-Hammer Corporation.
  • Lead Counsel in the first and only lead poisoning case filed in Pennsylvania against the lead pigment industry, pursuing the novel "market share" theory of liability all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor's Degree Summa Cum Laude- Boston University, 1976

Articles about Lawrence R. Cohan appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for Lawrence R. Cohan

130 North 18th Street
Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Last Updated: 1/9/2019

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