Stewart L. Cohen

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC
Stewart L. Cohen
Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Securities Litigation, Class Action & Mass Torts; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1977

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC

2001 Market St
Suite 2900
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Visit website


With nearly 50 years of experience in the legal profession, Stewart L. Cohen is sagacious and adaptive to the constant changes and developments that often come with complex legal issues. A shareholder at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he handles personal injury matters such as medical malpractice, traumatic brain injury, automotive wrecks, birth injury, mesothelioma injuries and mass torts. In addition, he has also effectively represented his clients in subrogation matters, securities litigation and appeals. 

Mr. Cohen started his foray into the world of law when he received his Juris Doctor in 1977 from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate studies with high honors at Pennsylvania State University in 1973, graduating with his Bachelor of Arts degree. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey and is also admitted to practice before the following courts:

·       The Supreme Court of the United States

·       The Pennsylvania Supreme Court

·       The New York Supreme Court

·       The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st and 3rd Circuits

·       The U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania

·       The U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

A consummate professional throughout the life of his clients’ cases, Mr. Cohen is always communicative and available to answer any of their queries. He works every angle and meticulously combs through even the most minor details to bolster his defense, and his strong work ethic in tandem with his judicious capabilities allows his clients to have a sizeable advantage. For his contributions, he has been peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating, and is also rated “Very Good” on Avvo. 

In line with his quality client representation, Mr. Cohen has also been recognized by organizations for his bequest in the legal field, such as being recognized for having one of the Top 100 Jury Verdicts in the United States, inclusion in the Top Settlement or Verdict of 2013 in Pennsylvania list and being a part of the Top 20 Recovery list in New Jersey. Moreover, he is a member of The National Trial Lawyers and was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers.

Aside from his law practice, Mr. Cohen takes a keen initiative on growth and improvement within his legal community. He holds memberships in organizations such as the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. Furthermore, he is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. 

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Securities Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Construction Accident, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Securities Litigation
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1977, Pennsylvania

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Educational Background:
  • Penn State University in 1973 with a B.A.
  • Top 100 Jury Verdict in the United States
  • Top 20 Recovery, New Jersey.
  • Top Settlement or Verdict of 2013 in Pennsylvania

Office location for Stewart L. Cohen

2001 Market St
Suite 2900
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-944-5974


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

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