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As head of the criminal division of Cohen Forman Barone, LLP, David Cohen brings more than twenty 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 CEOs of large multimillion-dollar companies. His expertise has resulted in numerous indictments being dismissed. He has successful negotiated to prevent charges being brought at all, and convinced law enforcement to cease investigations that would have otherwise put entire companies at risk and hundreds of employees out of work.

As a former prosecutor, David possesses a commanding, intimate, and unparalleled knowledge of the inner workings of law enforcement. Through his firsthand experience as a prosecutor David learned the who, what, where, when, and why of how government agents choose to investigate and bring charges. This allows him to not only protect those who are being targeted by law enforcement, but, just as importantly, to guide, advise, and shield others from ever being prosecuted.

In his many years of experience as a defense attorney, David has persuaded multiple juries to acquit individuals facing a lifetime behind bars. He has successfully argued to more than a dozen judges that suppression of evidence was warranted because of illegal acts by law enforcement 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 and 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.