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The law office of Jeffrey D. Cohen is focused primarily on criminal defense, civil litigation and family law. Whether the client needs misdemeanor or felony, our attorneys pride themselves on reaching the desired goals with the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical standards.

Because each case is different, the firm values the entire legal process – from pre-trial work to the courtroom. Further, we possess the capacity to litigate any felony or misdemeanor in both federal and state courts.

The practice is inherently diverse when it comes to protecting the rights of our clients. Our criminal defense attorneys have recovered substantial monetary rewards for a wide variety of civil rights cases – including, but not limited to, police brutality. Naturally, it is our duty to ensure that all or our client’s rights are protected in the courtroom.

Because each of the attorney’s at Jeffrey D. Cohen’s law firm possess skills and talents in different areas, the practice can provide legal services to each client in an efficient and effective manner.

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JEFFREY D. COHEN, Esq.<br>Principal</br>

JEFFREY D. COHEN, Esq.
Principal

Experience

Mr. Jeffrey D. Cohen joined the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney for nearly 6 years distinguishing himself as a trial attorney and was promoted to the felony trial bureau where he soon became a senior prosecutor. After acquiring extensive, complex trial experience in 2007 Mr. Cohen founded the Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Cohen (Jeffrey D. Cohen, PC).

Education

Bachelors of Science Degree, Business Administration – Hofstra University 1993 | Masters Degree, Criminal Justice – Long Island University 1995 | Juris Doctor Degree – Touro Law School 2001

Bar Admission

Member of the New York Bar since 2001 | Admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Federal District Courts in New York | Member of The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys | National Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys | Nassau County Bar Association | New York State Defenders Association

Practice Areas

Criminal Law – Federal and State Courts | Family Law | Civil Rights

Richard Cohen, Esq.<br>of Counsel</br>

Richard Cohen, Esq.
of Counsel

    Experience

    Mr. Richard J. Cohen joined the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney to gain complex trial experience. After leaving the District attorney’s office, Richard opened his law practice in Suffolk County focusing on Residential and Commercial real estate law. Today, over 20 years later, Mr. Cohen is considered as one of the most experienced attorney’s in his field of Real Estate by his peers. His vast knowledge of contract law has helped many home owners, business owners, and purchasers alike through some notably difficult transactions.

    Education

    Bachelors of Science, Business Administration – Hofstra University 1987 | Juris Doctorate Degree – New York School of Law 1990

    Bar Admission

    Member of the New York Bar since 1994 | Admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Federal District Courts in New York | Member of the Suffolk County Bar Association

    Practice Areas

    Criminal Law – Federal and State court | Real Estate Law | Landlord Tenant Disputes

    David Cohen, Esq.<br>of Counsel</br>

    David Cohen, Esq.
    of Counsel

      Experience

      Mr. David Cohen joined the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney to gain complex trial experience. David joined the Legal Aid Society in 1997 and entered private practice in 2007. He is the Principal Attorney at Cohen & Forman, LLP and our consultant in the Supreme Court Decision of Padilla v. Kentucky.

      Education

      Bachelors of Arts Degree, Philosophy – Albany University 1990 | Juris Doctorate Degree – Boston University School of Law 1994

      Bar Admission

      Member of the New York Bar since 1994 | Admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Federal District Courts in New York | Member of New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL) | National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) | American Immigration Lawyers Association, (AILA)

      Practice Areas

      Criminal Law – Federal and State court | Immigration

      Samantha Tooma, Esq.<br>Legal Assistant</br>

      Samantha Tooma, Esq.
      Legal Assistant

        Experience

        Ms. Samantha Tooma is a recent graduate from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Her primary focus in law school was Family Law, with relevant coursework such as Child Abuse and Neglect, Matrimonial Trial Skills, Modern Divorce Advocacy, as well as participating in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

        Ms. Tooma began as an intern at the Law Offices of Jeffery D. Cohen in 2015.

        In 2016, she went on to become a judicial intern in Nassau County Supreme Court. Later that year, Ms. Tooma served as a mediator for the Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) diversion program, in which she handled high conflict negotiation between parents and their children regarding child support, custody, and visitation cases that were before the Nassau County Family Court.

        Education

        Bachelor of Business Administration – Iona College 2013 | Juris Doctor Degree – Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University 2017

        Bar Admission

        Member of the New York Bar since 2018 | Ms. Tooma has recently passed the bar exam and we are very proud.

        Practice Areas

        Pending.