Attorney Paul J. Cohen, of Counsel
Mr. Cohen has been of counsel since 2013. He attended the University of West Los Angeles Law School, where he obtained his J.D. He has extensive litigation experience in both civil and criminal matters. Mr. Cohen was designated as a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, before he began focusing on Vice-Narcotics cases.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Cohen worked as a Police Officer for the Glendale and Santa Monica Police Departments. Having a vast knowledge of how California criminal law works, due to his first-hand experience, Mr. Cohen decided to branch out into a legal career in, and among other things, criminal defense.
Over the past twenty-four years, Mr. Cohen has tried over 250 cases in virtually every area of criminal law. His experiences and contacts he made as a Vice-Narcotics officer give him unparalleled insight into this area of the law.
Mr. Cohen is a former member of the California Narcotics Officers Association, where he received extensive formal training in the manufacture, use, and sale of illicit drugs, as well as formal training in surveillance and all manner of undercover investigations. During his law enforcement career Mr. Cohen made over 400 undercover drug buys.
Mr. Cohen is also a graduate of the San Jose State University Vice Investigation School, sponsored by the San Jose Police Department. That training, which is considered the best in the State of California on that subject matter, included blocks in Cardroom Investigation; bookmaking; prostitution, pandering, pimping; animal fighting; alcoholic beverage control; gambling; computer evidence; carnivals; and pornography/obscenity.
Mr. Cohen is a member of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in all State and Federal Courts in the State of California.