Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Virginia, Associate Member


  • State University of New York at Oswego, 1979, B.A.
  • California Western School of Law, 1983, J.D. with Honors

Professional Association

  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, former president
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, past member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Erie County Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Western Region
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA) - Arbitrator

Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, 2001–present
  • United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, past
  • Board Director: Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services Foundation, Inc. D/B/A Kids Escaping Drugs, past
  • Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation Inc. - past
  • Compass House - past
  • Headway of Western New York Inc. affiliate of People Inc., advisory council - past
  • Lou Gehrig Youth Baseball, Chairman, past

Professional Recognition

  • AV Rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, 2022
  • Buffalo Business First Legal Elite of Western New York
  • Selected by Best Lawyers in America, New York's Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Law 2021-2024
  • Selected by New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition - Personal Injury Law 2008, 2009, 2011-2023

Howard B. Cohen is focused on the prosecution and trial of substantial personal injury accident claims, which include automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death claims, construction accident and fall-down defect claims. He has also prosecuted substantial Insurance, Securities and Fraud claims.

Best Lawyers 2022
2021 Best Lawyers SL 2021 The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2012 Who's Who in Law 2016 Buffalo Business First Legal Elite AV Preeminent Peer Rated 2017 2018 Buffalo Business First Legal Elite Best Lawyers 2020 Super Lawyers