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As head of the criminal division of Cohen Forman Barone, LLP, David Cohen brings more than 20 years of experience, integrity and excellence to the defense of each and every one of our clients. Having protected more than five thousand individuals and companies over two decades from the awesome powers of law enforcement, he has honed his negotiation and litigation skills to excellence. In the last several years, David has been the lead attorney for CEO’s of large multi-million dollar companies causing multiple indictments to be dismissed for lack of evidence, successfully negotiated to not have charges brought at all and convinced law enforcement to cease investigations that would have otherwise put hundreds of employees out of work.

As a former prosecutor, David possesses a commanding, intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the workings of law enforcement. It was with this knowledge base, being in meetings discussing the who, what and whys of prosecuting that David learned who, what and why government agents choose to investigate and charge. This allows him not only to protect those who are being charged, but, just as importantly, to guide, advise and shield others from ever being prosecuted.

In his nearly two decades working as a defense attorney, David has persuaded multiple juries to acquit individuals facing a lifetime behind bars, successfully argued to more than a dozen judges that suppression of evidence was warranted because law enforcement acted illegally and demonstrated to prosecutors that charges were not warranted in hundreds of cases varying from fraudulent business enterprises and conspiracy to drug selling, weapons possession, domestic violence and countless other alleged crimes.

If what you value most is under siege by the awesome powers of government: whether it is your freedom, your family, your finances, or your good name you need to make sure you have experience integrity and excellence working for you. David Cohen has been there for thousands of others; so you can be sure that there will not be any surprises when he is there for you. Being represented by Cohen Forman Barone, LLP you can be certain that if there is an investigation or criminal allegation levied against you they have defended someone else under the exact same or similar circumstances.

David graduated Boston University School of Law in 1994. He was a prosecutor in NYC from 1994-1996 and has been a defense attorney ever since. Since 1995 David has been an adjunct professor at the University level teaching hundreds of college students the art of negotiation, persuasion and public speaking.