Personal injury Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA
Attorney Josh Cohen is the head of the Tort Group of the Law Offices of Paul F. Cohen. Josh has a proven history of seeking justice for his clients. Before joining his father’s practice, Josh was a member of a legal team that represented states, municipalities and water providers in recovering cleanup costs for contaminated groundwater. That team secured a $105 million dollar verdict for New York City in a federal suit against ExxonMobil to cleanup MTBE in the Queens aquifer.
Later, Josh worked at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted misdemeanors for the City of Los Angeles. Josh then worked with individual plaintiffs, litigating personal injury, legal and medical malpractice claims. Josh brings this experience to bear by expanding his father’s probate litigation practice to represent injured people in litigation involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and other torts.
Josh is a member of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and MoveLA, a county-wide organization devoted to transportation issues in Los Angeles. Josh is also a member the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has completed trial advocacy training with the Los Angeles City Attorney Office’s Academy of Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the University of Virginia Trial Advocacy Institute.
Josh graduated from Vermont Law School with a Juris Doctor (Dean’s List, American Jurisprudence Award), and a Master’s Degree (Cum Laude). During law school he clerked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the London office of Dewey and LeBoeuf and the Office of the California Attorney General.
Before becoming a lawyer, Josh worked as a teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Prior to that, he was a professional drummer, performing nationally and internationally with countless artists, including the Breakestra, Macy Gray, the Wu Tang Clan and the Black-Eyed Peas. When not working, Josh splits his time hiking, biking, traveling, doing yoga, playing drums and spending time with his family.
Our lead attorney, Paul F. Cohen, has been named a Super Lawyer and has earned the distinction of receiving the highest AV rating in a peer review process by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been a jazz musician all of his adult life, an experience that has often informed creative legal solutions that led to the most desirable outcome. We are especially effective in legal matters involving families, in lessening strife and tensions where appropriate.