The Rob Cohen Law Office
I help consumers and small businesses handle legal problems, usually problems they did not expect to encounter. When someone is sued, they usually have no idea where to turn. When an insurance company denies a claim, it is unclear what the policyholder can do next.
I have taken 31 years of experience dealing with the hardest, most complex problems a party is likely to encounter - 31 years of working with and against some of the most successful lawyers in practice, - and I have brought that experience to a consumer-based practice. Although I continue to litigate in complex, multi-state cases, I hold my firm out first to consumers and small businesses.
I offer fixed fees about 67% of the time. My hourly rates are low. I can tell my client with high certainty what something will cost. And I deliver results.
I am able to do that by being choosy about which cases to take on. I am not the right lawyer for everyone. I do continue to take on challenging work that sometimes no one else wants. There is no "extra charge" for a hard case.
I am proud of many things I have done to help my clients, but I rarely seek credit or attention. There is perhaps one exception. In 2013, while still a partner at David A. Axelrod & Associates, I was involved in the litigation over the Smith & Nephew BHR "resurfacing" hip implant. My particular contribution was litigating the Comella v. Smith & Nephew case, out of which I created a legal complaint that is the model today for resurgent resurfacing litigation.
The best way to see if your problem is a match for my skills is to contact me.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Agency and Distributorships||Dealer and Distributor Termination, Distribution, Distribution Agreements, International Distribution|
|Appellate Practice||Civil Appeals, Criminal Appeals|
|Banking Law||ATM Networks, Bank Collections, Bank Directors and Officers Liability, Bank Failures, Bank Foreclosures, Bank Fraud, Bank Holding Company Law, Bank Holding Company Regulation, Bank Insolvency, Bank Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking Antitrust, Banking Litigation, Banking Regulation, Check Fraud, Commercial Banking, Commercial Credit, Commercial Loans, Consumer Banking, Consumer Loans, Credit Card Law, Credit Finance, Credit Fraud, Credit Insurance, Credit Law, Credit Union Law, Currency Law, Electronic Banking, Escrow Agent Liability, Escrow Law, Exchange Control, Fair Lending, Financial Law, Foreign Exchange, Interest and Usury, International Banking Law, International Loans, Lender Law, Lender Liability, Lender Regulation, Lenders Rights, Letters of Credit, Loan Restructuring, Loan Syndication, Loan Workouts, Loans, Merchant Banking, Offshore Banking, Savings and Loan Failures, Savings and Loan Fraud, Savings and Loan Law, Savings and Loan Liquidation, Savings and Loan Regulation, Secured Lending, Thrift Institution Failures, Thrift Institution Regulation, Thrift Institutions Law, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law, Truth in Lending|
|Business Law||Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law|
|Commercial Law||Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Constitutional Law, Commercial Crimes, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Liability, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Torts, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Trusts, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, International Sale of Goods, Negotiable Instruments, Retail Liability, Sale of Goods, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warehousing|
|Commercial Real Estate||Commercial Conveyancing, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure, Commercial Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Sales, Commercial Real Estate Syndication, Commercial Real Estate Workouts, Industrial Real Estate Law, Retail Development, Shopping Center Acquisitions, Shopping Center Development, Shopping Center Law|
|Construction Law||Architectural Law, Construction Accidents, Construction and Design Law, Construction and Surety Law, Construction Arbitration, Construction Claims, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Equipment Liability, Construction Finance, Construction Insurance, Construction Insurance Defense, Construction Labor Law, Construction Liability, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation, Construction Mediation, Construction Products Liability, Construction Safety, Construction Workouts, Contractor Performance Bonds, Contractors Liability, Environmental Construction Law, International Construction Contracts, International Construction Law, Materialmens Liens, Mechanics Liens, Public Construction Law, Public Works, Roof Industry Liability, Scaffolding Liability, Structural Work Act|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts|
|Corporate Law||Closely Held Corporations, Corporate Banking Law, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Contracts, Corporate Control Contests, Corporate Criminal Law, Corporate Dissolutions, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Fiduciary Law, Corporate Finance, Corporate Formation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Income Tax, Corporate Insurance, Corporate Insurance Defense, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Litigation, Corporate Organization, Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Planning, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Reorganization, Corporate Successions, Corporate Tax Controversies, Corporate Tax Planning, Corporate Taxation, Corporate Trusts, Corporate Workouts, Family Corporations, Foreign Sales Corporations, Hostile Takeovers, Incorporation, International Corporate Finance, International Corporate Law, International Corporate Taxation, Nonprofit Corporations, Offshore Corporations, Professional Corporations, Proxy Contests, Public Corporations, S Corporations, Small Business Corporations, Takeovers, Tender Offers, Transfer Pricing|
|Debtor and Creditor||Creditors Rights, Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Reorganization, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, International Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights, Unsecured Creditors Rights|
|Environmental Law||Air Pollution, Air Quality, Brownfields Redevelopment, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Chemical Regulation, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Climate Change, Coastal Environmental Law, Earth Movement, Endangered Species, Environmental Administrative Law, Environmental Arbitration, Environmental Auditing, Environmental Bankruptcy, Environmental Business Law, Environmental Class Actions, Environmental Cleanup, Environmental Compliance, Environmental Contamination, Environmental Corporate Law, Environmental Cost Recovery, Environmental Criminal Defense, Environmental Criminal Law, Environmental Diseases, Environmental Dispute Resolution, Environmental Due Diligence, Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Insurance, Environmental Insurance Claims, Environmental Insurance Coverage, Environmental Insurance Defense, Environmental Legislative Practice, Environmental Lender Liability, Environmental Liability, Environmental Litigation, Environmental Mediation, Environmental Penalties, Environmental Permitting, Environmental Real Estate, Environmental Regulation, Environmental Reinsurance, Environmental Risk Management, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, Gas Pollution, Groundwater Contamination, Habitat Conservation, Hazardous Materials and Substances, Hazardous Materials Management, Hazardous Materials Transportation, Hazardous Waste, Hazardous Waste Liability, Hazardous Waste Management, Hazardous Waste Permits, Hazardous Waste Regulation, Indoor Air Quality, International Environmental Law, Landslides and Subsidence, Medical Waste, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material, Nuclear Waste, Oil Pollution, Oil Spills, Pesticide Regulation, Pollution, Property Remediation, Protected Species, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Sick Building Syndrome, Solid Waste, Solid Waste Disposal, Solid Waste Management, Solid Waste Regulation, Superfund, Toxic Chemicals, Toxic Substance Liability, Toxic Substance Regulation, Toxic Substances, Underground Storage Tanks, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Wetlands Protection, Wetlands Regulation, Wildlife Law|
|Fraud||Art Fraud, Automobile Fraud, Civil Fraud, Fraud, Identity Theft, Odometer Tampering|
|Guardianship and Conservatorship||Adult Guardianship, Advance Directives, Conservatorship, Dependent Adult Abuse, Elder Guardianship, Guardian Ad Litem, Guardianship, Guardianship Administration, Incompetency Proceedings, Mental Disability Law|
|Health Care||Alternative Health Care Delivery, Systems, Bioethics, Certificates of Need, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Government Health Care Contracts, Health Care Administration, Health Care Bankruptcy, Health Care Compliance, Health Care Contracts, Health Care Corporate Law, Health Care Facility Licensing, Health Care Facility Regulation, Health Care Finance, Health Care Fraud, Health Care Insolvency, Health Care Legislation, Health Care Liability, Health Care Licensing, Health Care Litigation, Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions, Health Care Privacy, Health Care Reform, Health Care Regulation, Health Care Reimbursement, Health Care Taxation, Health Information Technology, Health Insurance, Health Insurance Coverage, Health Insurance Defense, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Ac, Health Insurance Trusts, Health Law, Health Maintenance Organizations, Home Health Care, Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems, Long Term Care, Managed Care, Managed Care Contracts, Managed Care Liability, Medical Antitrust, Medical Collections, Medical Ethics, Medical Law, Mental Health Law, Nurses Licensing, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Liability, Nursing Home Litigation, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Regulation, Nursing Law, Patients Rights, Pharmacy Law, Physician Practices, Physicians Contracts, Physicians Licensing, Public Health Law, Telemedicine|
|Insurance||Accident Insurance, Automobile Insurance, Automobile Insurance Coverage, Automobile Liability, Captive Insurance, Casualty Insurance, Casualty Insurance Subrogation, Commercial Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Disability Insurance, Excess and Reinsurance, Excess Coverage, Extra Contractual Insurance Claims, Fidelity and Surety, Fidelity and Surety Bonds, Fire Insurance, Fire Insurance Subrogation, Fire Loss, First and Third Party Insurance, First Party Insurance, General Liability, Indemnity, Insurance Adjuster Liability, Insurance Administration, Insurance Agents and Brokers Defense, Insurance Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions, Insurance Agents and Brokers, Malpractice, Insurance Arbitration, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Collection, Insurance Company Demutualization, Insurance Company Taxation, Insurance Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Fraud, Insurance Guaranty Association Law, Insurance Insolvency, Insurance Investigations, Insurance Litigation, Insurance Mediation, Insurance Mergers and Acquisitions, Insurance Pooling Arrangements, Insurance Premium Fraud, Insurance Products, Insurance Rate Regulation, Insurance Receivership, Insurance Recovery, Insurance Regulation, Insurance Rehabilitation and Liquidation, Insurance Trusts, International Insurance, Life and Health Insurance, Life Insurance, No Fault Automobile Insurance, Personal Liability, Property Damage, Property Insurance, Property Insurance Coverage, Property Loss, Property Subrogation, Public Liability, Reinsurance, Reinsurance Arbitration, Reinsurance Mediation, Risk Management, Self Insured Law, Subrogation, Surety Bonds, Surety Law, Unfair Insurance Practices, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists, Uninsured and Underinsured, Motorists Arbitration|
|Insurance Defense||Arson and Insurance Fraud, Automobile Insurance Defense, Automobile Insurance Fraud Defense, Automobile Liability Defense, Casualty Insurance Defense, Commercial Insurance Defense, Disability Insurance Defense, Extra Contractual Insurance Defense, Fire Insurance Defense, First and Third Party Insurance Defense, First Party Insurance Defense, Flood Insurance Defense, General Liability Defense, Insurance Bad Faith Defense, Insurance Coverage Defense, Insurance Defense Subrogation, Insurance Fraud Defense, Life Insurance Defense, Loss Recovery, No Fault Auto Insurance Defense, Personal Liability Defense, Property Damage Defense, Property Insurance Defense, Public Liability Defense, Reinsurance Defense, Self Insured Defense, Surety Defense|
|Legal Malpractice||Legal Malpractice Defense, Legal Negligence, Legal Professional Liability|
|Libel, Slander and Defamation||Defamation, Libel and Slander, Libel Defense, Media Libel|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation|
|Medical Malpractice||Birth Trauma, Chiropractors Malpractice, Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice, Dental Malpractice, Dental Malpractice Defense, Failure to Diagnose, Gynecology Malpractice, Medical Disciplinary Proceedings, Medical Liability, Medical Malpractice Defense, Medical Negligence, Medical-Legal Law, Medication Errors, Mental Health Professionals Malpractice, Nursing Liability, Nursing Malpractice, Nursing Negligence, Obstetric Malpractice, Oncology Law, Optometric Malpractice, Orthopedic Malpractice, Pediatric Malpractice, Pharmacists Liability, Physicians Professional Liability, Physicians Rights, Physicians Risk Management, Podiatric Malpractice, Psychiatric Malpractice, Psychology Malpractice, Psychotherapy Law, Surgeons Liability, Wrong Site Surgery|
|Mortgage Law||Commercial Mortgages, Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Banking Law, Mortgage Bankruptcy, Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Insurance, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Securitization, Mortgage Tax, Mortgage Workouts, Secondary Mortgage Market|
|Natural Resources||Coal Mining, Commercial Fishing Law, Conservation Law, Drainage and Levee, Drainage Law, Fisheries Law, Flood Control, Forestry Law, Geothermal Resources, International Mining Law, International Oil and Gas Law, International Petroleum Law, Land Reclamation, Liquefied Natural Gas, Mine Safety, Mineral Law, Mineral Leasing, Mineral Rights, Mineral Royalties, Mineral Taxation, Mineral Title, Mining Law, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Contracts, Natural Gas Pipelines, Natural Gas Regulation, Offshore Oil and Gas Law, Oil and Gas Acquisitions, Oil and Gas Arbitration, Oil and Gas Conservation, Oil and Gas Contracts, Oil and Gas Exploration, Oil and Gas Finance, Oil and Gas Law, Oil and Gas Leasing, Oil and Gas Litigation, Oil and Gas Pipelines, Oil and Gas Regulation, Oil and Gas Taxation, Oil and Gas Title Examination, Oil and Gas Transportation, Oilfield Drilling, Oilfield Personal Injury, Petroleum Contracts, Petroleum Law, Petroleum Marketing, Petroleum Trading, Public Land Law, Refinery Injuries, Riparian Rights, Surface Mining, Timber and Logging Law, Water Law, Water Rights|
|Occupational Safety and Health||Industrial Accidents, Occupational Injuries, OSHA|
|Partnership Law||Family Limited Partnerships, Family Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Partnership Dissolution, Partnership Formation, Partnership Organization, Partnership Syndication, Partnership Taxation|
|Personal Injury||Accidents, Animal Attacks, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Dog Bites, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Whiplash, Wrongful Death|
|Premises Liability||Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Premises Liability Defense, Premises Security, Private Security Litigation|
|Probate||Ancillary Probate, International Probate, Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Probate Taxation|
|Products Liability||Airbag Injury, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, Automotive Design Liability, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Blood Bank Liability, Breach of Warranty, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Chemical Products Liability, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug Contamination, Elevator Liability, Engineering Products Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Escalator Liability, Explosions, Firearms Litigation, Flammable Fabrics, Food Borne Disease, Food Products Liability, Gas Explosions, Heart Device Litigation, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Industrial Products Liability, Lemon Law, Manufacturers Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Office Equipment Products Liability, Product Defects, Product Failure, Product Recall, Product Safety, Product Warning Labels, Products Liability Arbitration, Products Liability Defense, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Products Liability Mediation, Products Liability Subrogation, Propane Products Liability, Recreational Products Liability, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Seat Belt Injury, Tire Defect Litigation, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Tobacco Litigation, Vaccine Injury, Vehicle Rollovers, Warranty Law, Welding Products Liability|
|Professional Liability||Accountants Liability, Accountants Malpractice, Agents and Brokers Errors andOmissions, Agents and Brokers Liability, Appraisers Liability, Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions, Architects and Engineers Liability, Architects and Engineers Malpractice, Auditors Malpractice, Clergy Malpractice, Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Design Professionals Errors and Omissions, Design Professionals Liability, Design Professionals Malpractice, Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage, Directors and Officers Liability, Funeral Directors Liability, Professional Conduct, Professional Discipline, Professional Errors and Omissions, Professional Indemnity, Professional Liability Defense, Professional Liability Insurance Coverage, Professional Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Professional Sexual Misconduct, Surveyors Malpractice|
|Property Law||International Property Law, Personal Property, Personal Property Leasing|
|Regulatory Law||Animal Drug Regulation, Drug and Medical Device Regulation, Economic Regulatory Law, Federal Regulatory Law, Food and Drug Regulation, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law, International Regulatory Law, Postal Law, Regulated Industries, Regulatory Agency Practice, Regulatory Investigations, Self Regulatory Agency Investigations|
|Toxic Torts||Asbestos Defense, Asbestos Litigation, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Chemical Exposure, Latex Allergy Litigation, Lead Poisoning, Mesothelioma, Mold Litigation, Occupational Cancer, Occupational Disease, Pesticide Litigation, Radiation Injury, Silicosis Litigation, Toxic Exposure, Toxic Tort Class Actions, Toxic Tort Defense|
|Trusts and Estates||Contested Trusts and Estates, Decedents Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Bankruptcy, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Childre, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Fiduciary Litigation, Financial Planning, International Estate Planning, International Trusts, International Trusts and Estates, Living Trusts, Offshore Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Surrogates Court Practice, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate Collections, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation|
|Wills||Contested Wills, Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Successions|
Principal | The Rob Cohen Law Office, LLC
2014 - 2017
The Rob Cohen Law Office, LLC is the business entity through which I work. The Firm is located in Wilmette
J.D. | University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
1983 - 1985
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TYPICAL CONTINGENCY FEE: 30%
Wilmette, Illinois, Cook County
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