Laura Cohen

Managing Member since November 22, 1996
Location:
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Phone:
412-843-0957
877-855-1067 (Toll Free)
Fax:
412-824-0707
Email:

Laura Cohen is one of the few women lawyers in the Eastern Suburbs who gears her practice to Estate Planning and Administration as well as Family Law. Ms. Cohen graduated with honors from Chatham College while raising her two young children as a single mother. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

While pursuing her law degree, Ms. Cohen worked at the Legal Aid Society and the Health Law Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Through these experiences, she realized the need for affordable, personalized legal representation.

Ms Cohen concentrates her practice in the areas of Family Law and Estate Administration.  She is trained as a Collaborative Law Attorney and also a Mediator.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Collaborative Law Trained, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2010
  • Mediation, CVVC's Dialogue and Resolution Center, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Chatham College
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: With Honors

Classes/Seminars

  • Community Public Speaker on Legal Issues Relating to Wills, Trusts and Family Law
  • YLD - How to Hang Out a Shingle, ACBA Bench Bar Conference
  • Care Givers Workshop - Legal Info for Caregivers, Jewish Health Care Foundation
  • Collaborative Law and Ethics, PA Bar Association Collaborative Law Retreat

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law, 2000 - 2015
  • Top Rated Pennsylvania Attorneys , 2012 - 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney, 2011 - 2015
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2012 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Probate and Trust Section, Member, November 22, 1996 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, November 22, 1996 - Present
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Secretary, Board of Directors, September 1, 2006 - June 1, 2010
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow, March 1, 2009 - Present
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Senior Hearing Committee, Member, July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2012; July 1, 2015 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member, March 10, 2010 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP), Member, September 1, 2011 - Present
  • Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection, 2000 - Present
  • PA Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee, 2014 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Legal Aid Society and the Health Law Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Pro Bono Activities

  • Participates in the Allegheny County Family Division Pro Bono Program
  • Volunteer at KD and You and the Law