Edward Cohen

PHONE: 513.721.6500
FAX: 513.763.6415
EMAIL: ecohen@ctbclawyers.com
Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen LPA, Co.
125 E Court St Suite 800,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
ed_1eOriginally, from Hamilton, Ohio, Edward Cohen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Cincinnati in 1976 as that college’s first-ever graduate in the area of Linguistics. Mr. Cohen pursued further graduate studies at Indiana University where he obtained a Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology and again at The University of Cincinnati, as an Interdisciplinary Doctoral student in Linguistics in 1978-79. He received a scholarship to The University of Cincinnati College of Law, from where he graduated in 1982. As a law student, Mr. Cohen was Director of the Moot Court Board and was winner of the Giles Sutherland Rich Patent Law Competition, representing the University in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Following graduation, Mr. Cohen was a Visiting Instructor in Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1982, as well as to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also previously worked as an attorney with the Cincinnati law firms of Goodman & Goodman Co., L.P.A. and Kondritzer, Gold & Frank Co., L.P.A.

Mr. Cohen was chair of the Workers Compensation Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association in 1992-93 and is also a member of the Social Security Committee and the Joint Committee with the Academy of Medicine of the CBA. His practice concentrates in the areas of workers’ compensation law, personal injury law, medical and legal malpractice, social security disability and civil appeals. He is rated “A.V.” by the Martindale Hubbell Directory of Lawyers. Some significant cases which Mr. Cohen has handled include Mahin, Administrator v. State Farm Insurance Company (establishing claimant’s rights to uninsured/underinsured motorists benefits in Ohio), Flora v. Cincinnati Milacron (affirming a claimant’s right to appeal certain denials of benefits by the Industrial Commission), Estate of Rickey Steely, dec’d v. Boweil (supporting the rights of survivors to death benefits in a workers compensation claim) and many others challenging the Industrial Commission’s denials of permanent total disability benefits. He has likewise been recognized by Best Lawyers in Southwest Ohio, Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers, all in the area of Workers Compensation law.

Mr. Cohen lives in Hyde Park with His wife, Dee Anne Bryll and has worked for the past 25 years as a director in live theatre throughout the region. Ed also teaches acting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory Department as part of their High School Musical Theatre Intensive program. He and Dee Anne have been recognized by The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Acclaim program and ACT-Cincinnati for ongoing contributions to theatre in the Cincinnati area.

Super Lawyers Edward CohenCurrent Employment Position(s):
  • Partner, since 1988
Areas of Practice:
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Social Security Disability
  • Civil Appeals
Litigation Percentage:
  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Education:
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1982
  • J.D. Honors: With Distinction Honors: Giles Sutherland Rich Patent Law Competition Winner Honors: Director of the Moot Court Board
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1982 M.A. Honors: Indiana University Research & Teaching Fellowship
    Major: Speech and Language Pathology
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1976 B.A. Major: Linguistics
Representative Cases:
Classes/Seminars Taught:
  • Visiting Instructor, Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Honors and Awards:
  • Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow, University of Cincinnati, 1978 – 1979
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 1982 – Present
  • Member
  • Ohio Bar Association, 1982 – Present
  • Member
  • American Bar Association, 1982 – Present
  • Member
  • University of Cincinnati Law School, 1982 – 1983
  • Law Instructor
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 1992 – 1993
  • Chair, Workers Compensation Committee
  • Academy of Medicine of the CBA
  • Member, Social Security and the Joint Committee
Past Employment Positions:
  • Goodman & Goodman Co., L.P.A., Attorney
  • Kondritzer, Gold & Frank Co., L.P.A., Attorney
Fraternities/Sororities:
  • Delta Tau Kappa