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Lawrence R. Cohan, a Shareholder of Anapol Schwartz, chairs the firm's Toxic Tort Litigation and Medical Malpractice Departments.
Mr. Cohan is a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Certified Trial Advocate with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He also serves as Managing Partner and Senior Trial Counsel for the firm’s Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. Mr. Cohan concentrates his practice in toxic torts including asbestos, chemicals and other dangerous products, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical liability, vaccine-related injuries, products liability, legal malpractice, class action, FELA, and other complex personal injury matters.
Serving in leading roles in many complex cases, Mr. Cohan has forged new law in both the trial and appellate court levels in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. He has served as Plaintiff's Liaison Counsel in lead paint, asbestos and lymerix vaccine litigation. Mr. Cohan also served as Lead Counsel in the first and only lead poisoning case filed in Pennsylvania against the lead pigment industry, pursuing the novel "market share" theory of liability all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He also obtained the first plaintiff's verdict in an asbestos case in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with the first verdict of its kind against asbestos "friction" product defendants, GE, GTE and Eaton Cutler-Hammer Corporation.
Mr. Cohan has obtained million dollar jury verdicts in toxic tort and medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also represents victims suffering from adverse reactions to vaccines before the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., as part of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Mr. Cohan frequently writes and lectures about toxic torts, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and product liability, asbestos, vaccines and lead on both local and national levels. He has lectured for many bar and trial lawyer associations, frequently serving as Chair of these conferences.
A member of the Environmental Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Mr. Cohan has served in various bar association positions. He is a member of the American, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as the American, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations. He presently serves as a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and is the President-Elect of that organization. He has also lobbied with the Pennsylvania legislature on behalf of children injured by lead poisoning. Mr. Cohan recently testified before the Pennsylvania State House against proposed asbestos litigation.
In 1976, Mr. Cohan earned his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Boston University. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1979, where he served for two years as President of the Law School Environmental Law Group. He also completed an internship with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he served in a two-year judicial clerkship with the Philadelphia County Trial Court's Honorable Harry A. Takiff, who founded the asbestos litigation mass tort program.
Mr. Cohan is a past Chairman of the Board of Jewish Community Centers (JCC) of Greater Philadelphia and past President of the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center. The JCCs serve more than 40,000 individuals throughout the Philadelphia area. He is actively involved in many areas of community, charitable and public service.
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Mr. Cohan was named 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions in Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers®. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® from 2006 to 2014.
$2 million verdict for the estate of a 25-year-old woman who died as a result of pneumonia misdiagnosis shortly after delivering a premature baby girl.
Lawrence Cohan was named a Top 100 Pennsylvania Attorney and Top 100 Philadelphia Attorney in the 2013 Edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. He has been included in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® from 2004 to 2013. View his Super Lawyers® profile.
He recently gave a lecture called “Representing Your Client in Federal Court” sponsored by the National Business Institute. Mr. Cohan also presented “Liability and Damages in Personal Injury Cases” at a Legal Intelligencer conference.
Mr. Cohan was also selected for inclusion in the Fellowship in the Advisory Board of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Less than one half of one percent of American lawyers receives this honor.
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