New York DWI / DUI Lawyer Dedicated to Protecting Individual Rights under the Law
DWI/DUI Attorney Stephen Cohen helps people on Long Island who have been charged with driving under the influence driving while intoxicated or driving while ability impaired (DWAI). An AV-rated attorney and New York Metro Super Lawyer, Mr. Cohen has garnered recognition from his peers in the legal profession validating his commitment to client service and excellence in legal practice.
From challenging breathalyzer results to representation in court and DMV hearings, Mr. Cohen fights to achieve the best outcome possible for his clients while zealously looking out for their rights and interests.
Get to Know Long Island DUI Defense Attorney, Stephen Cohen
Stephen Cohen grew up in working-class Queens, where he learned about the importance of hard work from his family and neighbors. He also learned that bad things can happen to good people – and that when they do, they oftentimes need a helping hand.
“I had an understanding that everyday people fell into situations through no fault of their own,” he recalls. “I think that’s what pushed me into becoming a lawyer.”
He has carried that commitment to helping everyday working people throughout his legal career.
After receiving his B.S. degree at Bradley University in 1971, he enrolled at St. John’s University School of Law and got his law degree there in 1974. He then joined a small law firm for a short time before venturing out to create his own solo law practice, located in a third-floor walk-up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Initially, Cohen handled a wide variety of cases. But his concentration of protecting the rights of victims of the law and circumstances beyond their control never wavered.
Over the years, his solo practice grew into a multi-lawyer firm that now has five attorneys and support staff of 20.
Cohen believes that the key to the firm’s success and growth has been its focus on providing the best possible service.
“I take great pride that the firm is really people-related,” he says. “I want the firm to convey the idea that when they come in to see us, we are no better than they are – that this is just what we do and that we respect what they do.”
“I want to convey to clients that we are going to do the best we can and that no matter how many questions you have, you’re always going to get that service. You’re going to get courteous people who care about you.”
- B.S., Bradley University
- J.D., St. John’s University School of Law
- State of New York
- Appellate Division First Department
- Appellate Division Second Department
- United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Certifications and Memberships
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association of Justice