Michael R. Cohen

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Cohen Law Offices
Michael R. Cohen
Cohen Law Offices

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 1991

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022

Cohen Law Offices

17 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54702 Visit website


Attorney Michael R. Cohen is the founder and owner of Cohen Law Offices in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Nationally recognized as a preeminent trial attorney, Mr. Cohen focuses his practice solely on criminal and DUI/DWI/OWI defense. He has more than 28 years of experience advocating on behalf of clients throughout the state who stand accused or are under investigation for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Cohen has established himself as one of the most experienced and respected criminal defense attorneys in Chippewa Valley. Through his practice, he has become a recognized leader in DUI/DWI/OWI defense, and he has extensive experience handling cases involving sexual assault and online sex crimes, such as child pornography, as well as drug crimes.

No matter how serious the charges against his clients, Mr. Cohen provides exceptional counsel to help his clients make the best-informed decisions on the matters that affect their cases. He also treats all he serves with dignity and respect as he works hard to protect their rights and liberties and achieve the most favorable outcomes possible on their behalves.

Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Cohen holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned numerous other accolades from his peers. He has also received Superb client ratings on AVVO along with many positive testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

A 1988 graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Cohen attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1991. Mr. Cohen also holds certification from the American Chemical Society in Forensic Chromatography IX: Blood Testing Theory & Practice and Forensic Chromatography: Solid Drug Dose Testing III. Additionally, he completed the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Highly active in his legal in his legal community, Mr. Cohen is a member of the Eau Claire County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the State Bar of Wisconsin. He serves on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he is a former Preliminary Review Committee Member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Mr. Cohen is also a member of the American Chemical Society's Chemical and Law Division, and he supports his local community through his involvement with various civic and charitable organizations in his area.

*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

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft

  • 90% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 1991, Wisconsin

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

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the ACS-CHAL (American Chemical Society – Chemical and Law Division)
  • Board Member - Sculpture Tour Eau Claire
  • Chairman - CRI, Industries.  
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court – Preliminary Review Committee Member, October 2006 - September 2009
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) – Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • Eau Claire County Bar Association
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1988
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Chairman – Chippewa River Industries
Educational Background:
  • Wisconsin Bar, 1991

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Michael is a consummate lawyer, committed to the defense of those accused of crime, and a stellar litigator. He is worthy of consideration as a SuperLawyer.”

“The go to defense lawyer in Eau Claire for state criminal charges.”

“Mike Cohen is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He always serves his clients well. He comes up with creative defenses as well as knowing the law and being thoroughly familiar with all of the players. Mike achieves success because of his hard work and dedication and refusal to quit.”

Office location for Michael R. Cohen

17 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Phone: 715-800-8140


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022

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