Firm Overview

Trusted criminal defense lawyers in Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach Florida

At Michael B. Cohen, P.A. we are dedicated solely to Florida state and federal criminal defense, and protection from extradition and deportation. Led by a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer who is also a former prosecutor and attorney general, we have over 30 years’ experience in criminal law. And we are deeply committed to defending the constitutional rights of our clients in state and federal courts.

Aggressive advocacy in state and federal criminal law

Michael B. Cohen, PA was founded 10 years ago in Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with the express intent of concentrating on criminal defense law. In particular, we focus on cases involving complex state and federal criminal charges:

  • Assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • DUI/DWI
  • Extradition
  • Federal charges
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile charges
  • Parole and probation
  • Sex crimes
  • State charges
  • Theft
  • White collar crimes
Our approach

We are, first and foremost, zealous advocates of your rights and interests. Our approach is to analyze the particular circumstances of the case and determine how to put you, our client, in the best possible position. Our first goal is to get your case dismissed or to have you acquitted. When this cannot be done, we then use all existing legal maneuvers to diminish the consequences.

Alternatively, in a case when a plea agreement would best suit your situation, our firm assesses all ramifications, including sentencing possibilities and their effect on your record. Based on these conclusions we can advise you accordingly. However, we never hesitate to take a case to trial when we believe it is in your best interests.

Experience on both sides of criminal cases

As an Assistant State Attorney for Broward County and Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael Cohen prosecuted scores of jury trials. These experiences provided him with deep understanding of the inner workings of prosecutors’ offices and how they perceive particular offenses and mitigating and aggravating factors. He is able to grasp the strengths and weaknesses of a case, anticipate the approach of the prosecution, and effectively position your defense.

Serving southern Florida

Our criminal defense firm in Fort Lauderdale practices throughout southern Florida. We represent defendants from both Florida and beyond who are charged with offenses in Florida state or federal courts.

Zealous defense of your constitutional rights

When you need an experienced and committed defense lawyer you can trust in southern Florida, contact Michael B. Cohen, P.A. online or call us at 954.928.0059, 561.366.8200 or 212.448.6259.

Michael B. Cohen is now "of counsel" for the New York City based law firm of McLaughin & Stern LLP . Please see the link to our website.