Loren S. Cohen: Lawyer with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Loren S. Cohen


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Practice Areas

  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • General Liability & Casualty
  • Professional Liability & Services
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 312.821.6186
Fax: 312.704.1522
University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1989
Law SchoolDePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1992
Admitted1992, Illinois, Federal Trial Bar; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Memberships & Affiliations

Illinois State Bar Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance


Loren Cohen has practiced in all areas of insurance defense litigation over his more than twenty-year legal career. He concentrates in the areas of general and professional liability defense representing various companies, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals in premises, premises security, products, automobile, construction, professional and various other commercial and general liability matters. Loren has tried cases in various jurisdictions in the state of Illinois, including Cook, DeKalb, Kankakee and Vermillion counties as well as in the Northern District of Illinois.

Loren is a determined and insightful litigator who has a keen ear for the concerns and needs of his clients, empowering them to make fully informed decisions regarding direction and strategy. He is especially careful to clarify the litigation process for clients using his talent for accurate case evaluation and assessment of liability and damage exposure. In addition, Loren's experience on the plaintiffs' side often gives him an advantage in knowing the avenues an adversary is likely to pursue.


Illinois Appeals Court Rejects Application of Absolute Pollution Exclusion to Claim for Unpleasant Odors Emanating from Hog Farm Manure
December 24, 2013

Change in Illinois Code of Civil Procedure Results in Strict Payment Deadlines for Settling Defendants
October 29, 2013


Loren Cohen Prevails in Motion to Dismiss Case against Daycare Center
July 25, 2013

Agents of America Publishes Article by Pernicone, Cohen and Graham
April 17, 2013

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Won jury verdict in favor of defendant organization and its driver in pedestrian dart out case in the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL. Twelve-year-old traumatically brain injured plaintiff asked for $35 million at trial. (Motion for new trial was granted; case was retried by excess carrier's defense counsel resulting in plaintiff's verdict.); Won jury verdict in favor of defendant podiatrist in malpractice case in the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL. Plaintiff alleged negligence in performing bunionectomy, which resulted in nonunion.Won jury verdict in favor of insurer of housing development in subrogation fire loss case in the Circuit Court of Vermilion County, IL. Jury awarded full recovery of property damages in excess of $188,000.Represented church defendant in premises liability jury trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL. Plaintiff, a painter who sustained partial amputation of his finger during a pick-up basketball game in the church gym, settled prior to closing arguments for less than a third of the original demand.Won bench trial for defendant homeowners in breach of contract/mechanics lien action in the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, arising from the construction of a deck and screen room. Defendants also prevailed on counterclaim for full amount of damages and successfully garnished plaintiff's bank account to collect on the judgment.Won arbitration award in favor of defendant yoga center in a commercial lawsuit brought in the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, by a competing yoga center for breach of asset purchase agreement.Obtained dismissal of complaint in favor of client day care center in a case involving a boy who allegedly sustained traumatic injury there and died a day later at co-defendant hospital. The client successfully argued lack of diligence in service of process.Obtained dismissal of plaintiff's complaint against drug rehab center defendant in personal injury lawsuit in Circuit Court of Cook County, IL. Plaintiff alleged negligent referral to the recovery home at which he was stabbed.Obtained summary judgment in favor of property manager defendant in premises liability lawsuit in Circuit Court of Cook County, IL. Plaintiff sustained a leg laceration when she stepped over a contractor working on the premises.Obtained summary judgment in favor of homeless shelter defendant in premises liability lawsuit in Circuit Court of Cook County, IL. Plaintiff alleged injuries sustained when she slipped and fell on a puddle of urine in the hallway.Obtained summary judgment in favor of rental car company defendant in auto liability lawsuit in Circuit Court of DuPage County, IL. Plaintiff sought punitive damages under theories of agency and negligent entrustment against defendant for negligently allowing its leasing manager to drive one of its company's vehicles while intoxicated.Obtained dismissal with prejudice in favor of defendant in invasion of privacy lawsuit in Circuit Court of Cook County, IL. Plaintiff claimed purported unauthorized disclosure of medical records. Affirmed on appeal.Obtained judgment on the pleadings in favor of insurance company defendant on insured's estoppel claim in Circuit Court of Cook County, IL. Plaintiff claimed defendant failed to recognize a purported conflict and failed to provide an adequate defense in the underlying employment case.
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Loren S. Cohen

120 N. La Salle Street, 26th Floor
ChicagoIL 60602-2412


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