Stewart L. Cohen - Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC

Stewart L. Cohen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 888-560-7189

Whether in the courtroom or the community, Stewart L. Cohen has worked relentlessly as an advocate on behalf of his clients for over thirty years. Mr. Cohen has achieved seven-figure and higher recoveries for scores of his clients over the course of his career.

Mr. Cohen is a shareholder in the firm, focusing his practice on complex civil litigation, including medical malpractice, workplace accidents and class actions. His skill as a trial lawyer has resulted in a long record of successes including a "Top 100 Jury Verdict in the United States" reported in 2005, and "Top 20 Recovery" in New Jersey reported in 2009. His clients have included: children catastrophically injured at birth because of substandard medical care; the victims injured by "one of the most dangerous roadways in America" as reported by the Philadelphia Daily News; construction workers injured by unsafe equipment and unsafe job practices; and the class of all investors in the Chiquita Banana Corporation in a shareholder derivative action against the Board of Directors who had funded the actions of Columbia's top paramilitary group Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) which resulted in the deaths of thousands of victims.

Through his pursuit of novel and complex cases, Mr. Cohen has made it possible for victims of professional and corporate negligence to successfully recover for their injuries, including: the ability of organ donors to hold a hospital responsible for failing to inform them of the risks of surgery; the ability to hold a state agency liable for money damages for wrongful death; and, the ability to hold a drug manufacturer responsible for fraudulent marketing practices.

Temple University School of LawJ.D. 1977Pennsylvania State UniversityBA 1973
American, Pennsylvania, New York, and Philadelphia Bar AssociationsAmerican Association for JusticePhiladelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationPennsylvania Association for Justice

Office Location

2001 Market Street, Suite 2900
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs of the Philadelphia Metro Area
Stewart L. Cohen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs (Class Actions, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical, Product Liability, Toxic Tort)
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Automobile Collision, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Mass Tort, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Punitive Damages, Wrongful Death)