Jeffrey Cohen

Three decades of experience prepare me for your moment of need.

Jeff Cohen offers an intimate understanding of the criminal justice system. Representing clients on charges ranging from aggravated murder to simple misdemeanors, his practice is focused on providing a rigorous defense in criminal cases. Jeff has represented people charged with most every crime on the books, including aggravated murder, robbery, assault, domestic violence charges, rape, child molestation, and child pornography. He regularly represents juveniles and enjoys a natural rapport with both adults and children.

Jeff’s professional achievements reveal a hardworking attorney. At the same time he sets himself apart in the field with his rare ability to relate to everyone. Born in New York, raised in Terra Haute, Indiana, before studying law Jeff worked as a cab driver, waiter, and factory gofer. His experiences provide him a special edge. From bondsman to court clerk, crime witness to prosecutor, Jeff can talk to and connect with every player in the life of your case. His down to earth sensibility and confidence, combined with his perfectionist’s eye for detail and sharp intellect, make Jeff Cohen the advocate you need.

Awards and Recognition

A seasoned trial attorney, Jeff Cohen has been nationally recognized for his accomplishments and skill. Some of his accolades and accomplishments include the following:

  • Prestigious Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating.
  • Commendation for Distinguished Achievement by The International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Washington designation by The National Trial Lawyers Association for the past three years.
  • “Super Lawyer” award by Washington Law and Politics Magazine six times.
  • 2013 Top Litigation Lawyers in the State of Washington designation by The American Society of Legal Advocates.
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation by the Washington State Bar Association for the past 3 years.
  • 2013 Assistant Chair of the King County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, anticipated 2014 Chair, and 11 year member.
  • Two year member of the King County Bar Association Judicial Conferencing Committee.
  • Represented the ACLU on the Washington landmark privacy interests case State v. Farmer, and on the first death penalty case litigated in Washington upon the re-legalization of the death penalty.

Educating Others

Jeff is not only a resource for his clients, he is also a resource and a leader for his peers. He is often approached to speak at professional conferences and legal education events. He is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, educating other attorneys on how to excel in the courtroom. He has presented at the Washington Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers conference. He educates both defense attorneys and prosecutors regarding interviewing child witnesses, jury selection strategy, the use of hearsay evidence, and investigation techniques. His prestige in the community has led to a position with the King County Bar Association’s Judicial Screening Committee since 2002, and the King County Bar Association’s Judicial Conferencing Committee since 2011. He was recently named the 2013 Assistant Chair of the King County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, and is anticipated to be the 2014 Chair. For many years he taught criminal law at Edmonds Community College in their paralegal certification program.

It would be hard to imagine my case proceeding in such a flawless fashion had it not been for Jeff Cohen’s accessibility, knowledge, connections, and overwhelming investment in my case. For that, I am both thankful and fortunate to have had Jeff represent me in the court.


Thanks to Jeff I still have my wife and kids and career and for the first time in my life I firmly believe that it’s good to be me!


Jeff handled my case with professionalism, leaving no rock unturned.


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