Jeffrey A. Cohen

Judicial Experience:

  • Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department, Appointed (December 2010) by Governor Paterson
  • Justice, Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District, Elected (November 2009) to present
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Appointed, Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2009
  • County Court Judge, Westchester County Court, Elected (November 2006) , Jan. 1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2009
  • Town Justice, Town of Yorktown, Jan. 2, 1990 to Dec. 31, 2006

Other Professional Experience:

  • Partner, Cohen, Timko & Moses LLP, 1985 to 2006
  • Trial Attorney, The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, 1977 to 1981
  • Confidential Law Clerk to County Court Judge, Westchester County, 1976

Education:

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 1975
  • B.A., New York University, 1971

Admission to the Bar:

  • State of Israel, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • New York State, 1976

Publications/Lectures:

  • Ruling on Reliance in GBL §350 Claims Serves as Game Changer (Dickerson & Cohen), NYLJ, Apr. 19, 2012
  • Summary of New York State Class Actions in 2012 (Dickerson, Cohen & Manning), NYLJ, Dec. 28, 2012
  • With Rise of Autism, Courts Face Challenging Legal Issues (Dickerson & Cohen), NYLJ, May 24, 2013
  • CLE Lecture: Selected Recent Ethics Issues and Cases, Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, Feb. 15, 2011

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • President and co-founder, Justice Brandeis Law Society, 2007 - Present
  • Chair, Westchester County Board of Ethics, 1998 - 2006
  • Member, Committee to Promote Gender Fairness, 9th Judicial District, 2000 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice and Ethics & Integrity, Pace University, 2009 - 2010
  • President, Westchester County Magistrate's Association, 2000 - 2000
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Westchester County Magistrate's Association, 2001 - 2006
  • Member, Westchester County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, 2000 - 2006
  • CLE Lecturer "Selected Ethical Issues for the Prosecutor", 2013 - 2013

Noteworthy Cases:

  • Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association, Inc., et al. v. The County of Westchester, et al. (Westchester County, 2007)
    Official Reports: 29 Misc.3d 1219(A), 2008 WL 8136019. Affirmed on appeal, 71 A.D.3d 1040, 896 N.Y.S.2d 474 (2010, RI, AN, DK, RO); lv to app. denied, 15 N.Y.3d 702, 931 N.E.2d 1060, 905 N.Y.S.2d 804.
  • People v. Selwyn Days (Westchester County, 2009)
    NYLJ: 1/11/10. Official Reports: 26 Misc.3d 1205(A), Slip Copy, 2009 WL 5191433 (Table)
  • Jurado v. Kalache, MD and the St. Joseph’s Medical Center
    NYLJ: 10/22/10. Official Reports: 29 Misc.3d 1005, 912 N.Y.S.2d 375 (2010)
  • Yatauro v. Mangano
    Official Reports: 87 A.D.3d 582, 928 N.Y.S.2d 561 (2nd Dept., 2011) Dissenting.
  • People v. Heidgen
    Official Reports: 87 A.D.3d 1016, 930 N.Y.S.2d 199 (2nd Dept., 2011) Dissenting.
  • In the Matter of Shernise C.
    Official Reports: 91 A.D.3d 26, 934 N.Y.S.2d 171 (2nd Dept., 2011)
  • Sharabani v. Simon Property Group, Inc.
    Official Reports: 96 A.D.3d 24, 942 N.Y.S.2d 551 (2nd Dept., 2012)
  • LeBlanc v. Skinner
    Official Reports: 103 A.D.3d 202, 955 N.Y.S.2d 391 (2nd Dept., 2012)
  • In re Hei Ting C.
    Official Reports: 109 A.D.3d 100, 969 N.Y.S.2d 150 (2nd Dept., 2013)
  • People v. Sepe
    Official Reports: –A.D.3d –, 972 N.Y.S.2d 273 (2nd Dept., 2013)