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We are Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP, one of the oldest and most highly respected law firms in Northern New Jersey. Our team of 26 lawyers is best known as litigators, but we also serve the business and real estate transactional needs of our clients. Our clients are from all over New Jersey and we have also earned a reputation for the highest quality legal services among national companies and other lawyers doing business in New Jersey.   Ours is a wide-ranging practice including family law, personal injury, medical malpractice, bankruptcy, employment, real estate and criminal cases, as well as complex commercial law, representing individuals and businesses. Our experienced litigators conduct trials and appear in state and federal courts, up to and including the Supreme Court of the United States.   While many of the clients we serve are local individuals and businesses, we also represent corporations from all parts of the United States and the world, regional companies, state and municipal government agencies, and public and private pension funds.   We at Cohn Lifland are frequently referred to as lawyers’ lawyers – the lawyers that other lawyers go to – and we pride ourselves on the fact that many of the matters we work on are referred to us by other lawyers. We are consulted frequently by other members of the bar on litigation matters, often acting as co-counsel with firms both in New Jersey and nationally. We are recognized for handling unusually complex litigation matters. In fact, we have a track record of obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in class action cases, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars for the State of New Jersey. We have served for years as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey representing the Department of Environmental Protection in cases involving natural resource damage and pollution, especially regarding ground water contamination clean-up.   Building on nearly 100 years of success, we at Cohn Lifland are prepared to address your needs – both personal and business – now and in the future. Please call us to find out how we can help you.

Attorney Joseph (Jay) B. Brown

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education:

  • Cornell Law School, J.D.
  • University of Rochester, B.A.

Attorney Charles R. Cohen

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1983
  • New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Rutgers School of Law, J.D.
  • George Washington University, B.A.    

Attorney Joshua P. Cohn

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1987
  • New York, 1987
  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • United States District Court District of New Jersey

Education:

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
  • Hamilton College, B.A.    

Attorney Audra DePaolo

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1995
  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, with honors

Attorney Mercedes Diego

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1999
  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2013

Education:

  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
  • St. John's University, B.A., cum laude

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Attorney Jeffrey Fiorello

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

Education:

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, B.A., cum laude

Attorney Matthew F. Gately

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 2009
  • New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education:

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Lafayette College, B.A., magna cum laude

Attorney Jordan S. Goldsmith

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 2007
  • New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2007

Education:

  • New York Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., Political Science, cum laude

Attorney Lee S. Goldsmith M.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1973
  • New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1974

Education:

  • New York University School of Law, LL.B.
  • New York University School of Medicine, M.D.
  • New York University, B.S.

Attorney Jeffrey W. Herrmann

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeal 2nd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Education:

  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Columbia University, B.A.

Attorney Leonard Z. Kaufmann

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Education:

  • Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, J.D.
  • Tulane University, M.S.W.
  • University of New Orleans, B.A.

Attorney Maria J. La Sala

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1993

Attorney Jacqueline N. Larsen

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 2018
  • New York, 2020
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

Education:

  • Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, J.D.
  • Montclair State University, B.A.

Attorney Walter M. Luers

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1999
  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of new York
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Rutgers University

Attorney Joseph A. Maurice

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1994
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Pace University School of Law, J.D.
  • Muhlenberg College, B.A.

Attorney Peter S. Pearlman

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1970
  • U.S District Court District of New Jersey, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2000

Education:

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, A.B.

Attorney Erika R. Piccirillo

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 2014
  • New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York

Education:

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., magna cum laude

Attorney Alex Pisarevsky

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 2008
  • New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

Education:

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., Co-President, Russian Law Students' Association
  • Rutgers University Business School, B.S., summa cum laude

Languages Spoken:

  • Russian

Attorney Richard A. Schnoll

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1986
  • New York, 1979
  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education:

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • State University of New York Stony Brook, B.A.

Attorney Geri Landau Squire

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1982
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

Education:

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • William Paterson College, M.A., Education
  • William Paterson College, M.A., Communications
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A.

Attorney Christina N. Stripp

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 2017
  • New York, 2020
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2018
  • U.S. District Court District for the Eastern District of New York, 2020
  • U.S. District Court District for the Southern District of New York, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2023

Education:

  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Rutgers Academic Achievement Award for Excellence
  • Rutgers University, B.S.

Attorney Allen Susser

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1977

Education:

  • Vermont Law School, J.D.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.A.

Attorney Amanda S. Trigg

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1999
  • New York, 1999
  • Georgia, 1994

Education:

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, J.D.
  • Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude

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