Speaker Bio:

Wayne R. Cohen is the founder and managing partner of Cohen & Cohen, in Washington, D.C. He is an AV-rated lawyer, concentrating in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, automobile accidents, product liability, class actions, and other personal injury areas. 

In short, Wayne Cohen is a personal injury lawyer that represents the rights of the injured every day. He appeared on numerous occasions in local and national television shows and print media, to include: ABC, NBC, The Washington Post, The Today Show, WTOP, Good Morning America, Fox News, USA Today, FOX 5, ESPN Radio, The Washingtonian, The Wall Street Journal, and The Examiner.

Mr. Cohen has been called one of “Washington’s best lawyers”, one of Washington’s “top 40 lawyers under 40,” one of “Washington’s top trial lawyers,” one of “the 50 best lawyers in Washington,” and “one of the city’s most feared personal injury lawyers.” (Washingtonian Magazine, November 2015, December 2013, November 2011, December 2009, December 2007, July 2006, August 2004, April 2002, and June 2001). The Washington Examiner identified Mr. Cohen as a “prominent, personal injury lawyer” on January 31, 2006. He was named in The National Trial Lawyers Association’s 2008 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the District of Columbia, has been named as one of Washington DC’s Super Lawyers for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 and has been featured by Washingtonian Magazine.

In his discussion of contingency fees, Mr. Cohen outlines how most personal injury lawyers collect their service fees, and how clients are not responsible for payment until the case is won or settled. This is a key component of personal injury lawyer practices that differentiates it from other common areas like criminal or family.


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