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Howard B. Cohen

Howard B. Cohen

Contact Information

716-854-4300, x 214


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada


Howard represents his clients in trials including personal injury and wrongful death, claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, construction/workplace and premises accidents; Howard also represents a wide range of business clients involved in business disputes and whom are involved with securities claims.

Howard has been recognized for his outstanding service to his clients.  He has been selected as Legal Elite by Buffalo Business First, selected for SuperLawyers of Upstate New York and Best Lawyers of America and has received an AV peer-review rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available for a lawyer, for both ability and legal ethics.

Howard serves as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Buffalo Law School, where he instructs Trial Techniques.

Howard believes in service to the community and  is very active in service to the community, serving upon the Board of the United Way of Erie County, Compass House and Headway Inc. of Western New York, and has received a number of community service awards. In addition, Howard is involved with the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Academy, Erie Bar Association (Ethics committee) and the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association.


AV Rated


California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
J.D. with Honors

State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York

Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Rating (Peer rating of Very High to Preeminent ability with Very High ethical standards

Selected for New York Super Lawyers© Upstate Edition - Personal Injury Law

Legal Elite of Western New York (as selected by Buffalo Business First Magazine)

Selected for Best Lawyers in America, New York's Best Lawyers© - Personal Injury Law


Erie County Bar Association,  Professional Ethics Committee

National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of American (Advocate)

New York State Trial Lawyers Academy

New York State Trial Lawyers Association-Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group (Member)

New York State Bar Association

Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, President-Elect

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA) formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers


Adjunct Faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law (2001 - present)

  • Trial Technique (Law School)
  • Introduction to Law (Undergraduate)
  • Trial Team Coach (Law School)


Pro Bono Activities

Board Directorships:

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services Foundation, Inc. D/B/A Kids Escaping Drugs (Current)

Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation Inc.

Compass House (Buffalo, New York)

United Way of Buffalo and Erie County (Past)

Advisory Council - Headway of Western New York Inc. affiliate of People Inc. (a support agency to advocate for and expand services for persons with brain injuries and other disabilities)

Lou Gehrig Youth Baseball, Chairman (Amherst, New York)  (Past)