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. – Principal
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).
Bachelors of Science Degree, Business Administration – Hofstra University 1993 | Masters Degree, Criminal Justice – Long Island University 1995 | Juris Doctor Degree – Touro Law School 2001
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
Criminal Law – Federal and State Courts | Family Law | Civil Rights
David Cohen, Esq.
– of Counsel
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.
Bachelors of Arts Degree, Philosophy – Albany University 1990 | Juris Doctorate Degree – Boston University School of Law 1994
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)
Criminal Law – Federal and State court | Immigration
Richard Cohen, Esq.
– of Counsel
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.
Bachelors of Science, Business Administration – Hofstra University 1987 | Juris Doctorate Degree – New York School of Law 1990
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
Criminal Law – Federal and State court | Real Estate Law | Landlord Tenant Disputes
Robert Venturo, Esq.
– of Counsel
Mr. Robert Venturo graduated from Touro Law School in 1994 and started his practice in Family law. Mr. Venturo has been a law guardian, also referred to as the Attorney for the Child, for nearly 15 years, representing hundreds of children in child custody proceedings, juvenile delinquency proceedings, PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision) proceedings and child protective proceedings in the Supreme, Family, and Surrogate’s Court of New York.
He has handled over 1,000 custody cases in his nearly 20 year career; Mr. Venturo has personally tried over 100 cases and is a highly regarded Trial Attorney by his colleagues, his clients and members of the Judiciary. His vast experience includes working with individuals and families on Long Island to address delicate personal matters.
In 2002, he was awarded the “Suffolk County Law Guardian of the Year” by the Suffolk County Bar Association. Most recently he was honored by the Suffolk County Court Officers Association as “Attorney of the Year” for 2013.
Juris Doctorate Degree – Touro Law School, 1994 | Bachelors from State University of New York at Albany, 1991, and graduated from the distinguished Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Political Science/Criminal Justice
Member of the New York Bar since 1995 | Member of the New York State Bar Association | Suffolk County Bar Association
Family Law – Custody Proceedings, Orders of Protection, and Child Protective Services Proceedings | Divorce and Matrimonial Law | Criminal Law | Real Estate