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: 208
  • Current As Of: 1/3/23

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 MassachusettsAmherst, Massachusetts----UndergraduateB.A.(with honors) Political Science (1971)
Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, New York----GraduateM.A. Political Science (1973)
Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, New York----GraduatePh.D. Political Science (1977)
Law Schools
Northwestern UniversityChicago, Illinois----J.D. (graduated Cum Laude) (1985)
Fielding InstituteSanta Barbara, California1999PresentPost-Doctoral Certification Program in Clinical Neuropsychology (expected completion 2004)
Professional Experience
University of IllinoisChicago, IllinoisAssistant Professor, Political Science19761981
American Institute for ResearchWashington, DCAssociate Research Scientist19811982
Jones Skelton & Hochuli--Law Clerk19831985
Jones Skelton & Hochuli--Associate19851988
Jones Skelton & Hochuli--Partner19881991
Rake Downey McGovern Shorall & Cohen--Shareholder19911993
Cohen McGovern Shorall & Stevens--President & Shareholder19931997
Junker Shiaras & Harrington PC--Of Counsel19962000
University of Michigan School of Law--Clinical Assistant Professor of Law19961997
Training & Education in Law--Director of Education for programs for lawyers, health care providers, other professionals and para-professionals1996Present
Brain Injury Assessment--President/Consultant in matters involving brain injury, serious medical injury, or emotional injury1996Present
University of Michigan School of Law--Special Adviser to Dean of Technology & Legal Education19972003
Larry J. Cohen, Esq. ADRPhoenix, ArizonaMediation, Arbitration and Other Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods1997Present
The Cohen Law FirmPhoenix, Arizona--1997Present
Mediation and Other ADR Training
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAttended numerous Settlement Roundtables and CLE training sessions1997 to Present
Nevada Supreme CourtCarson CityInstructor for New Settlement Judge Training Session2000
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasInstructor for New Settlement Judge Training Session2001
Nevada Supreme CourtReno & Las VegasInstructor for Advanced Training for Settlement Judges2001
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2008
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing and Breaking2010
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasForeclosure Mediator Training2009
Mediate University Strategic Negotiation2020
Mediate University Maximizing Mediation2020
Mediate University APFM Panel: Perspectives and Insights of Experienced Divorce Mediators2020
Lawline Ethics: The Heart of Mediation2020
Lawline Ethics and Best Practices Navigating Fee Disputes2020
Lawline Ethics in Mediation2020
Nevada Supreme Court Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques2020
Nevada Supreme Court Making the Most of the Pre-Mediation Process2021
Nevada Supreme Court Online or In-Person, Psychological Insights for Supreme Court Settlement Judges2022
Nevada Supreme Court Sanctions 1012022
Nevada Supreme Court Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation2022
Nevada Supreme Court Overview of Common Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2022
Nevada Supreme Court Joint Sessions vs. Caucuses 2022
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
Supreme Court Settlement JudgeLas VegasMediation of appellate cases1997Present

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