Larry J. Cohen

  • Post Office Box 10056
    Phoenix,Arizona 85064
  • Office Phone: 602-266-3080
  • Office Fax: 602-265-6866
  • Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 6/23/97
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 223
  • Current As Of: 1/2/24

Areas of Practice:

  • Brain Injury, and Wrongful Death

Bar Memberships:

  • Arizona (1985-Present)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1992-Present)
  • Federal/9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1985-Present)
  • Federal/U.S. District Court, Arizona (1985-Present)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts -- -- Undergraduate B.A.(with honors) Political Science (1971)
Syracuse University Syracuse, New York -- -- Graduate M.A. Political Science (1973)
Syracuse University Syracuse, New York -- -- Graduate Ph.D. Political Science (1977)
Law Schools
Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois -- -- J.D. (graduated Cum Laude) (1985)
Fielding Institute Santa Barbara, California 1999 Present Post-Doctoral Certification Program in Clinical Neuropsychology (expected completion 2004)
Professional Experience
University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois Assistant Professor, Political Science 1976 1981
American Institute for Research Washington, DC Associate Research Scientist 1981 1982
Jones Skelton & Hochuli -- Law Clerk 1983 1985
Jones Skelton & Hochuli -- Associate 1985 1988
Jones Skelton & Hochuli -- Partner 1988 1991
Rake Downey McGovern Shorall & Cohen -- Shareholder 1991 1993
Cohen McGovern Shorall & Stevens -- President & Shareholder 1993 1997
Junker Shiaras & Harrington PC -- Of Counsel 1996 2000
University of Michigan School of Law -- Clinical Assistant Professor of Law 1996 1997
Training & Education in Law -- Director of Education for programs for lawyers, health care providers, other professionals and para-professionals 1996 Present
Brain Injury Assessment -- President/Consultant in matters involving brain injury, serious medical injury, or emotional injury 1996 Present
University of Michigan School of Law -- Special Adviser to Dean of Technology & Legal Education 1997 2003
Larry J. Cohen, Esq. ADR Phoenix, Arizona Mediation, Arbitration and Other Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods 1997 Present
The Cohen Law Firm Phoenix, Arizona -- 1997 Present
Mediation and Other ADR Training
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Attended numerous Settlement Roundtables and CLE training sessions 1997 to Present
Nevada Supreme Court Carson City Instructor for New Settlement Judge Training Session 2000
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Instructor for New Settlement Judge Training Session 2001
Nevada Supreme Court Reno & Las Vegas Instructor for Advanced Training for Settlement Judges 2001
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Advanced Appellate Mediation Training 2008
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Advanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing and Breaking 2010
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Foreclosure Mediator Training 2009
Mediate University   Strategic Negotiation 2020
Mediate University   Maximizing Mediation 2020
Mediate University   APFM Panel: Perspectives and Insights of Experienced Divorce Mediators 2020
Lawline   Ethics: The Heart of Mediation 2020
Lawline   Ethics and Best Practices Navigating Fee Disputes 2020
Lawline   Ethics in Mediation 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Making the Most of the Pre-Mediation Process 2021
Nevada Supreme Court   Online or In-Person, Psychological Insights for Supreme Court Settlement Judges 2022
Nevada Supreme Court   Sanctions 101 2022
Nevada Supreme Court   Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation 2022
Nevada Supreme Court   Overview of Common Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges 2022
Nevada Supreme Court  Joint Sessions vs. Caucuses 2022
Nevada Supreme Court Nevada Settlement Judge & Senior Judge 2023 Workshop - Instructor2023
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
Supreme Court Settlement Judge Las Vegas Mediation of appellate cases 1997 Present

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Arizona: Certified Specialist, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death Litigation
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America: Brain Injury Litigation Group, Executive Committee, 1995-1997
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology

Other Professional Organizations

  • Adjunct Faculty-Argosy University (2000-2014)
  • Adjunct Faculty-Arizona State University School of Law (2000-Present)
  • Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge (1997-Present)
  • Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court (1993-1996, 2000-2014)
  • Judge Pro Tem, Justice Courts of Maricopa County (2002-2014)
  • American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (1997-2006)
  • Board of Editors, Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology (1998-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Justice for Children (2001-2003)
  • Phoenix Human Relations Commission (1990-1992)
  • State Bar of Arizona Disciplinary Commission, Counsel (1981-1991)
  • Meridian Point Rehabilitation Hospital Community Relations, Board, Chair (1989-1991)
  • Phoenix Association Defense Counsel, Board of Directors (1988-1990)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Maricopa Lawyer, Board of Editors (1988-1990)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Community Treatment Program, Board of Directors (1987-1990)
  • Editor, Law & Policy Quarterly (1977-1981)
  • Contract Research (1976-1982)
    *United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
    *Nat. Institute of Law Enforcement & Criminal
  • Chaired Panels & Delivered Papers at Meetings of Various Academic & Professional Associations
  • Published Numerous Articles in Various Academic Journals, Professional Journals & Books
  • Member of Various Academic & Professional Associations


  • National Speaker to bar organizations, courts, attorneys, other professions, public entities, public interest groups, private companies & individuals, averaging about 75-100 programs a year in Arizona & throughout the country
  • 2002 Recipient of Arizona Bar Association Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education
  • 2000 Recipient of Maricopa County Bar Association Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education