Mr. Cohen heads the Personal Injury department of the firm. For more than 30 years, his practice has been civil litigation, specializing in personal injury, maritime, product liability, professional negligence, and construction accident claims. Mr. Cohen is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, which is the highest specialty certification available to NJ civil trial attorneys. Mr. Petro has been named in the New Jersey issue of “Super Lawyers®” in the area of personal injury for 12 years.Phi Beta Kappa; Master, Vincent A. Hahneman, Atlantic Chapter Inns of Court, 1997-. Member, Catholic University Law Review, 1978-1979. Author: "The Diplomatic Relations Act of 1978," Catholic University Law Review, Spring, 1980. New Jersey Defense Association Southern New Jersey Region, Vice President, 1988-1990; Appointed by Governor Whitman as member of New Jersey-Israel Trade Commission, 1996; New Jersey Trial Association Annual Boardwalk Seminar - Lecturer, 1998 National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council National Board, 1989-2000/National Co-chair, Women's Task Force, 1989-1990/National Co-chair, Immigration Task Force, 1990-1991/National Co-chair, Committee on Energy and the Environment, 1993-1996/National Co-chair, NJCRAC Joint Program Plan, 1998/National Conference of Christian and Jews Program Advisory Board, 1989-1994 Atlantic Capes Fisheries, Inc., General Counsel, 2010-; Richard Stockton College Human Relations Coalition, Founding Member, 1992-2003; Jewish Community Relations Council, Chairman, 1985-2000; Jewish Federation of Atlantic/Cape May Counties, Vice President, 1992-1996/Chair of Long Range Planning 1992-1994; Congregation Beth Judah, Vice President, 1995-2001/President, 2001-2003/Chairman of Board of Trustees, 2003-2005; Young Judaea, National Executive Board Member, Chug Chalutzi, 1969-1970; Hamagshimim (first Jewish American college age general Zionist Founding member of (NJPIRG) New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, 1997 Recipient of numerous Service Awards, including Outstanding Service to Community and Bar - Atlantic County Bar Association, 1989; Young Leadership Award - Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County, 1989; Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Community Service - National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1992; Volunteer of the Year Award - Volunteer Center of Atlantic County, 1994. Atlantic County and Common Law Arbitrator, 1985-.
(Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney)