Laura Cohen
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  • Managing Partner since November 22, 1996

Location:

Monroeville, PA

Phone:

Fax:

412-824-0707

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Laura Cohen is one of the few women lawyers in the Eastern Suburbs who gears her practice solely to Estate Planning and Administration. 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 Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration.  She is trained as a Collaborative Law Attorney and also a Mediator.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Collaborative Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills
  • Trusts

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
    • Honors: Legal Aid Society
    • Honors: Health Law Clinic
  • Chatham College
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: With Honors

Classes/Seminars

  • Community Public Speaker, 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
  • Top Rated Pennsylvania Attorneys
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Probate and Trust Section, Member, 11/1996 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 11/1996 to Present
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Board of Directors, Secretary, 09/2006 to 06/2010
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow, 03/2009 to 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, 03/2010 to Present
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP), Member, 09/2011 to Present
  • Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection, 2000 to Present
  • PA Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee, 2014 to Present

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Allegheny County, Family Division, Pro Bono Program, Participant
  • KD and You and the Law, Volunteer