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Profile: Harry S. Cohen

Harry S. Cohen
Harry S. Cohen

Harry Cohen has been obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas for over 2 decades. A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Mr. Cohen's earliest medical malpractice concentration was in defending physicians and hospitals, until 1986 when he confined his practice to representing patients. Since then, Mr. Cohen has litigated virtually every aspect of medical malpractice, having recovered scores of millions of dollars for his clients in birth injury cases alone, his primary focus.

Mr. Cohen obtained one of the largest medical malpractice settlements and one of the largest verdicts ever in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), the largest medical malpractice verdict ever in Beaver County and Crawford County, Pennsylvania and the largest ever birth injury medical malpractice verdict in Morgantown, West Virginia. In the appellate courts, Mr. Cohen has helped forge law favorable to patients' rights, including a landmark case establishing a patient's right to sue an HMO for medical malpractice and cases requiring hospitals to produce their investigations of bad outcomes.

Mr. Cohen is a frequent lecturer to other trial lawyers in medical malpractice and an author on medical malpractice topics He is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum; a member of the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers; American and Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Board of Governors) ; National, State and Local Bar Associations. Mr. Cohen has served on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Procedural Rules Committee. He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.


  • Northwestern University (B.A., 1975)
  • The University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1979)

State Bar Admissions

  • 1979 – Pennsylvania
  • 1980 – Ohio
  • 2002 – West Virginia


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest) Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Magazine)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates

Contact Information

  • Tel: (412) 281-3000
  • Fax: (412) 232-6688
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)