Jeffrey D. Cohen is a founder and President of Keenan Cohen & Merrick P.C. Jeff has over two decades of experience both asserting and defending high value claims for clients resulting in favorable outcomes. He handles the prosecution of claims seeking the recovery of millions in damages to property and infrastructure caused by third parties ranging from damage caused by crossing accidents to damage caused by design and/or construction defects. Jeff and his team are nationally recognized for their work recovering freight, demurrage and accessorial charges for firm clients. Jeff also defends his transportation clients when faced with claims for freight loss and damage.
Jeff has litigated cases in 53 courts in 31 states and the District of Columbia including, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. These matters were pending before state and federal trial courts, bankruptcy courts and appellate courts.
While Jeff has substantial experience litigating cases, what makes him so effective is that he is not simply a litigator; he is part of a much smaller group of attorneys that have significant courtroom trial experience. Jeff has served as lead trial counsel in hundreds of matters over the course of his career, and prior to civil practice was an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia handling felonies, and was selected for a specialized fraud unit. Jeff and his team analyze each case anticipating a trial. This impacts all decisions from the moment the case comes in the door and inevitably leads to more cases settling, with better outcomes, without the need for the trial at all.
In managing the practice, Jeff has developed protocols to ensure that cases are managed efficiently and that all actions taken provide value to the client. Jeff participates in multiple national organizations, including The Conference of Freight Counsel, Transportation Lawyers Association, and International Factoring Association and is a speaker addressing interstate transportation issues both through presentations at association conferences and conducting legal education seminars for other attorneys.
Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Eagleton Institute of Politics, M.A., 1994
Rutgers University, B.A., 1991
Direct Line: 215.609.1104
Jeffrey D. Cohen represents clients across the country in connection with issues related to the commercial transportation of freight and interstate commerce including:
Property Damage Recovery
Freight Loss and Damage Defense
Freight Charge Collections