Wayne Cohen Lawyer

Car Accident Lawyer DC

Mr. Wayne Cohen (wrc@cohenandcohen.net) a founder and managing partner of Cohen & Cohen, P.C., has long been recognized for his zeal and savvy in the courtroom. Mr. Cohen is an AV-rated lawyer, whose practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, automobile accidents, product liability, class actions, and other personal injury areas. He has devoted his expert career to representing the rights of the injured. Mr. Cohen has made countless appearances in local and national television and radio shows, as well as published print media.

Mr. Cohen has been called one of “Washington’s best lawyers”, one of Washington’s “top 40 lawyers under 40,” one of “Washington’s top trial lawyers,” one of “the 50 best lawyers in Washington,” and “one of the city’s most feared personal injury lawyers.” (Washingtonian Magazine, November 2015, December 2013, November 2011, December 2009, December 2007, July 2006, August 2004, April 2002, and June 2001). The Washington Examiner acknowledged Mr. Cohen as a “prominent, personal injury lawyer” on January 31, 2006. He was named in The National Trial Lawyers Association’s 2008Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the District of Columbia, has been named as one of Washington DC’s Super Lawyers for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 and has been featured by Washingtonian Magazine.

Mr. Cohen has been an Associate Professorial Lecturer of Law at The George Washington University Law School since 1993, where he presently teaches Trial Skills. He is also the previous President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington D.C. (TLA-DC, D.C. branch of ATLA), is a former Board of Governor of the TLA-DC, a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, former Chairman of the Litigation Section of the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the former chair of the Injury to Persons and Property Section of the D.C. Bar. Mr. Cohen also served a 2 year appointment to the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Peer Review Committee. Perhaps it was The Wall Street Journal in a feature article on Mr. Cohen which most clearly recognized him, as “brash, aggressive, and enterprising.” Mr. Cohen, who is a former amateur boxer, enthusiastically pursues his cases and has won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients.

– Mr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Michigan (with distinction – 1988) and the University of Miami (cum laude – 1991).

– Mr. Cohen holds the highest rating, AV, by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system.

– Mr. Cohen’s experience has been recognized locally and nationally on television shows, print media, and radio.

Mr. Wayne Cohen, Lawyer – Recognitions and Press:

  • November 2015: Wayne Cohen named 2015 Super Lawyer
  • January 2015: The The Columbus Dispatch quotes Wayne Cohen in $70 million Honda case.
  • September 2014: The Washington Post covers the tragic death of Christian Sierra, quotes Wayne Cohen.
  • September 2014: Cohen & Cohen hired by the family of Christian Sierra, Purcellville teen killed by police officer.
  • February 20, 2007: Good Morning America – Wayne Cohen taped a segment that will air in March
  • January 17, 2007: The Brian Mitchell Show: Sports Talk 980 – Wayne Cohen discussed the Duke lacrosse rape case
  • August 17, 2006: The Brian Mitchell Show: Sports Talk 980 – Wayne Cohen discussed Lonny Baxter’s arrest
  • July 21, 2006: The Brian Mitchell Show: Sports Talk 980 – Wayne Cohen discussed the Barry Bonds case
  • July 2006: Washingtonian Magazine – Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • June 14, 2006: Women’s National Democratic Club – Jill & Wayne Cohen Loan Donkey-Hotey to WNDC
  • May 17, 2006: The Brian Mitchell Show: Sports Talk 980 – Wayne Cohen discussed the Duke lacrosse rape case
  • January 25, 2006: NBC 4 News, FOX 5 News, and News Channel 8 – Wayne Cohen appeared to discuss a case involving the unnecessary shooting of an unarmed man by two, petite D.C. Metropolitan Police Officers
  • September 9, 2005: ABC 7 News – Wayne Cohen discussed a case involving two children who were killed during a high-speed police pursuit
  • September 9, 2005: News Channel 8 – Wayne Cohen appeared to discuss a case in which two children were killed during a high-speed, police pursuit
  • August 4, 2005:Washington Lawyer – Attorney Briefs: Wayne Cohen Receives President’s Award
  • July 21, 2005:Washington’s Finest Magazine – Q & A with Wayne Cohen
  • June 20, 2005:Legal Times – Wayne Cohen Receives President’s Award From TLA-DC
  • May 14, 2005: Wayne Cohen Receives the President’s Award from the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington D.C.
  • May 12, 2005: Washington City Paper – Loose Lips Column
  • May 9, 2005: WPFW 89.3 – Wayne Cohen appeared on Metro Watch to offer commentary on the Liability Reform Act of 2005.
  • May 6, 2005: The Washington Times – Committees to Scrutinize Tort Reform
  • May 5, 2005: Channel 9 – WUSA TV – Wayne Cohen appeared on Channel 9 News to discuss the Liability Reform Act of 2005.
  • May 5, 2005: The Washington Post – Medical Malpractice Costs Hit by Mayor
  • May 5, 2005:The Washington Examiner – Mayor Backs Tort Reform to Stem Doctor’s Departure from the District
  • May 4, 2005: News Channel 8 – Wayne Cohen appeared to give commentary on the Medical Liability Reform Act
  • March 28, 2005: Fox 5 News – Consumer Watch: Headgear Hazard
  • December 2004: Washingtonian Magazine – Cohen & Cohen PC featured as one of DC’s Best Law Firms
  • November 15, 2004: Fox 5 News – Mr. Cohen discussed a recent case in which his client, a young girl, was blinded by defective orthodontic headgear
  • August 2004:Washingtonian Magazine – Wayne Cohen with Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate John Edwards
  • July 27, 2004: The Washington Post – Letter to the Editor by Wayne Cohen
  • April 2002: Washingtonian Magazine – Wayne Cohen was named one of Washington’s 75 Best Lawyers
  • April 2000: USA Today – Deaf Suit
  • February 1999: The Montgomery Journal – PEPCO Hit With Lawsuit
  • April 1998: Lawyers, Once Chary of Big Tobacco, Rush to Line Up Plaintiffs
  • August 1997: Wall Street Journal – Tobacco: New Times Means New Measures for Law
  • July 1997: Daily Report – Rushing to Beat Tobacco Settlement
  • July 1997: The Legal Times – Suing Big Tobacco Before It’s Too Late
  • April 1995: The Washington Post – Barry’s Choice to Head New Convention Center Withdraws
  • June 1994: The Legal Times – Transexual Rights
  • May 1990: The Relationship Between Criminal Liability and Sports: A Jurisprudential Investigation