* Appointment due to a vacancy, this role is normally filled through an election.
Judge Cohen spent 8 years in private practice before becoming a judge. He focused on family, commercial, personal injury and criminal cases. He gained experience in jury and non-jury trials. As a judge, he helped start a successful Orange County mediation program. The program reduced the court's caseload by using volunteer mediators to find a resolution. He was also involved in setting up the website for the 9th Circuit and he taught in the Justice Teaching program. The program has legal professionals educate K-12 students about our justice system.