Michael B. Cohen, Esq.

An Enthusiastic and Effective Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

Over the course of more than 35 years of practicing in the legal system both as a criminal defense attorney as well as leading many cases for the prosecution, I've been honored by being recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating SM *, in addition to being named a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer by The Florida Board of Legal Specialization **.

Being a veteran of countless cases and spending many years arguing in court on my client’s behalf, my performance has also been recognized by Super Lawyer ***, which is a distinction placing me in the top five percentile of all attorneys practicing in the State of Florida; also earning a board certification and member in good standing from The Florida Bar ****.

Equal Familiarity with the Prosecution and the Defense
Functioning in the past as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, as well as an Assistant State Attorney for Broward County, Florida, I have aggressively prosecuted numerous trials by jury; providing a profound appreciation and comprehension of the central mechanisms of both state and federal prosecutors and the methods they utilize specific to distinct alleged crimes, as well as the weight of extenuating and aggravating circumstances involved in their decision making process in these prosecutions. My ability to understand the flaws and strong points of a particular professed offense as well as anticipating the approach of the prosecution assists in effectively positioning strong advocacy when defending a client who is facing allegations of a criminal complaint.

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In the New York City Metropolitan area I also am "of Counsel" for the distinguished law firm of McLaughin & Stern LLP . This affiliation provides my law firm with greater resources and the benefits of being a part of a large law firm without my clients giving up the one-on-one personal attention acquired when my services are retained.

Passionate and Vigorous Defense of Your Rights under the Constitution and Laws of the State

If a situation presents itself where you need an experienced and committed veteran criminal defense attorney you can trust in Southern Florida, call me at 954-928-0059, 561-366-8200 or in the Greater New York City Area at 212-448-6259.

Footnote Resource Description Listing
* Martindale-Hubbell ® Listing of attorneys with the highest ethical standards and professional abilities Click
** Florida Board of Legal Specialization Certification demonstrates the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience, and ethics and professionalism Click
*** Super Lawyer A rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of recognition by their peers and personal professional achievement . Click
**** The Florida Bar Certifies the premier principles of proficiency and expertise in the practice of law Click