Before he became a judge, Cohen had about 11 years of experience as an attorney. In that time, he argued 100 jury trials, 200 non-jury trials, and 2 cases for administrative bodies (government agencies) to completion. For the first 3 years, he was a Prosecutor. He then shifted to private practice, where he specialized in criminal defense, juvenile dependency, domestic relations, commercial matters, and personal injury.
Before that, he clerked for a total of nearly 2 years for an attorney and Student Legal Services at the University of Florida. In this time, he spent 1 year on the Board of Supervisors Appellate Advocacy Program at the University of Florida. He interned for 9 months at the Office of the State Attorney.
He has taught in the Justice Teaching program, where legal professionals educate K-12 students about our justice system.
This judge is a member of the Federalist Society.
This judge is a textualist, who uses an interpretation of the Constitution that is advocated by the Federalist Society.
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* Appointed instead of running for election because of a vacancy between election cycles.