Louis Richard Cohan

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Louis R. Cohan
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For more than 30 years, Mr. Cohan has been litigating business and employment disputes. Mr. Cohan has been recognized for his trial experience by admission into the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Cohan has litigated more than $850 million in claims for his clients.

Mr. Cohan is actively involved in the business and legal communities. Mr. Cohan has served as Chair of the Litigation Section - the largest section of the Atlanta Bar Association. Mr. Cohan has also chaired the Small Firm section of the Atlanta Bar Association. Mr. Cohan has served on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Bar Association and has chaired the Atlanta Bar Foundation - the charitable arm of the Atlanta Bar Association. 

Mr. Cohan has received awards and recognition for his community and legal work. These awards include Super Lawyer, Legal Elite, Martindale-Hubbel's preeminent AV rating, American Board of Trial Advocates, America's Top 100 Attorneys, and the Celebrating Service Award. For many years, Mr. Cohan has chaired the Legal Run Around 5k road race, raising money for the children of injured and fallen Atlanta Police Department officers, and Mr. Cohan has donated blood platelets more than 220 times...and counting.

Mr. Cohan attended Riverwood High School in Atlanta. During high school, Mr. Cohan was admitted into MENSA. Mr. Cohan attended the University of Georgia where he received a B.S. in finance. During college, Mr. Cohan was president of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Mr. Cohan attended Emory School of Law where he received his J.D. During law school, Mr. Cohan was awarded the Douglas L. Peabody award for best oralist in his moot court competition.


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: Douglas L. Peabody Best Oralist award
  • University of Georgia
    • B.S. - Finance - 1985


  • Martindale Hubbell, AV rating
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, Multiple Years

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Atlanta Bar Foundation
  • Atlanta Israel Bonds
  • Anti-Defamation League, Co Chair

Professional Associations

  • MENSA, Member
  • Boards of the Atlanta Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Founder, 2011

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1991
  • Georgia Court of Appeals