• University of Texas at Austin (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1988)
  • Harvard Law School (J.D. 1991)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1991, Texas
  • 1999, California

Michael L. Cohen

Michael L. Cohen is a civil litigator and trial attorney. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil matters including contract disputes, patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, class actions, a shareholder’s derivative suit, personal injury, employment discrimination, invasion of privacy, legal malpractice, insurance coverage disputes, and bad-faith claims handling by insurance carriers.

He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor for the Harvard Law Review. After law school, Mr. Cohen spent a year traveling throughout the United States interviewing hundreds of people in their twenties about their hopes, their ambitions, and their concerns about the future. His research became the basis for his book, The Twentysomething American Dream. He has been listed in Southern California Super Lawyers every year since 2020 and was a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California "Streetfighter of the Year" award in 2010 and 2013. 

Mr. Cohen is admitted to practice law in Texas and California; he is resident in our Los Angeles office.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of governors, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (2009-date)

Programs and Lectures

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles


  • Author, "Investigating and Prosecuting Bad-Faith Failure-to-Settle Cases After Pinto v. Farmers Insurance Exchange," FORUM (Sept./Oct. 2023)
  • Author, “Rethinking Damages for Breach of an Insurance Contract,” Advocate (Nov. 2022); Plaintiff (Dec. 2022)

  • Coauthor, “Pursuing Insurance Agents and Brokers for Professional Negligence,” Advocate (Nov. 2015) 
  • Coauthor, "The Carrier’s Duty to Investigate,” Advocate (Aug. 2015) 
  • "Developments in the Law—Medical Technology and the Law," 103 Harvard Law Review 1519 (1990)

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