Steven M. Cohen

Hogan Willig, PLLC

2410 North Forest Road
Amherst, New York 14068


Aviation, Civil Rights, Commercial, Education, Employment, Legal Malpractice, Maritime, Medical Malpractice, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Police or Law Enforcement, Product Liability

From New York City originally and now residing and practicing law in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Cohen has been successfully trying civil and criminal cases, including numerous civil rights and constitutional law cases, for over 25 years. In addition to corporate clients and individual litigation clients, he regularly represents local, state and federal law enforcement officers from numerous agencies, defending them in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings.

Admitted to practice in the States of New York and Pennsylvania, he has been admitted pro hac vice to conduct trials in many other states. Mr. Cohen is frequently brought in as special trial counsel by other law firms in civil rights and complex litigation cases. Steven M. Cohen has appeared on local and national media, including Good Morning America, Dateline NBC, 24 Hours, CNN, Dr. Drew and Geraldo Rivera to discuss cases he has been involved with.  His cases have been featured in the Buffalo Law Journal, New York Law Journal, National Law Journal, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Associated Press outlets.  Mr. Cohen is a co-founder of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocate's Council (LEOAC) and lives in Williamsville, New York with his wife Pamela.


J.D., 1987, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
B.A., 1984, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Admissions to Practice

New York State
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Washington D.C.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Bar Association of Erie County, Member
Law Enforcement Advocate's Council (LEOAC), Associate Counsel
New York State Bar Association - Committee on Codification of New York Trial Evidence, Member
New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, Member


Strathmore's Who's Who
Presidential Who's Who
Who's Who in Law - Buffalo Business First
New York State Super Lawyers - Upstate Edition, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense and Civil Rights/First Amendment

2410 North Forest Road
Amherst, NY 14068

P: 716-636-7600
F: 716-932-6727
E: [email protected]