Ronald Jay Cohen

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  • The Camelback Esplanade One, 2425 East Camelback Road, Suite 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Attorney Awards


Recipient, Maricopa County Bar Association, Robert R. Mills Member of the Year Award, 1986. Co-Recipient, Honorable Robert E. Keeton Award from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy as the National NITA Faculty Member who Exemplifies the Highest Standard of Professionalism and Trial Advocacy in the United States, 1998. Student Lounge at the Arizona State University School of Law, named The Ronald Jay Cohen Student Lounge. Selected "Who's Who in Law, 25 Leading Lawyers," Business Journal Phoenix, 2006. Selected one of 500 leading litigators in the United States, 2006, Lawdragon. Selected one of 3,000 Leading Lawyers in the United States, 2006, Lawdragon. Member, University of Minnesota Law Review, 1970-1972. Author: "Expert Witness Opinion Testimony Under the New Arizona Rules of Evidence," Arizona Bar Journal, July 1977. Co-Author: "The New Practice in Cross-Examination of a Character Witness Under Arizona Rules of Evidence, 405(a)," 1978 Arizona State Law Review 31. Author: "Recent Developments in Evidence, 1980-1981," Arizona Bar Journal, December 1982. Co-Editor: "Arizona Legal Forms, Debtor-Creditor, Civil Procedure, Domestic Relations, Commercial Transactions, Criminal Procedure and Business Organizations" (West, 1988—). Co-Author: "Arizona Rule of Evidence 704: Combating Ultimate Issue Evidence," Arizona Attorney, 1991. Co-Author: "Book Review of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts," Arizona Attorney, Spring 2000. Author: Opening Statement: "For the Love of Lawyering," Litigation, The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Summer 2000; Opening Statement: "Powerful Witness Preparation" Litigation, The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Fall 2000; Opening Statement: "Looking Forward to the Past, Litigation," The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Winter 2001; Opening Statement: "Conducting a Winning Deposition, Litigation," The Journal of the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association Spring, 2001. Co-Author: "Ethics and the Contingent Fee: Today's Settlement Environment," The Sedona Conference Journal on Complex Litigation, 2001. Co-Author: "Discovery in Complex Litigation: Effective Expert Witness Preparation," The Sedona Conference Journal on Complex Litigation. Visiting Professor, Evidence and Trial Techniques, Indiana University College of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, Fall, 1976. Appointed Adjunct Professor of Law, Evidence, Arizona State University School of Law, 1980. Appointed Arizona Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court, 1983-1991. Appointed Member, Judicial Performance Review Team for the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review, 1998, 2001-2002, 2005, 2006. Instructor, Faculty Member, Lecturer, Demonstrator and National Team Leader, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1985—; Team Leader, National Institute for Trial Advocacy National Program, Boulder, Colorado, 1990, 1996, 2002; Team Leader, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, First Annual Bankruptcy Litigation Skills Program, 1991. Faculty Member and Demonstrator: Emory University Trial Techniques Program, 1987-1990. Faculty Member, Widener University School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, 1990. Faculty Member and Demonstrator, Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard Law School, 1990; 1992; 1997. Team Leader and Appointed Senior Instructor, Louisiana State University School of Law, Trial Advocacy Program, 1992—. Faculty Member and Demonstrator, Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law Trial Advocacy Program, 1993-1995. Lecturer, ALI-ABA Civil Practice and Effective Litigation Techniques in Federal and State Courts, 1986. Founding Master, Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court, 1988-1995, LVIII; Member, Executive Committee, 1990-1994; Lecturer and Demonstrator, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, National Institute on How to Win a Business Jury Trial, December, 1991. Program Chair, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, National Institute on How to Persuade a Jury, Las Vegas, Nevada and Washington, D.C., 1992, and Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California, 1993. Faculty Member, How Expert Trial Lawyers Litigate Cases, Oregon State Bar Association, 1995. Lecturer and Co-Author: "Powerful Witness Preparation," National Program, The Professional Education Group, Inc., 1995—; Lecturer and Co-Author: "Preparing For and Conducting A Winning Deposition," National Program, the Professional Education Group, Inc., 1995—. Faculty, Sedona Conference on Complex Litigation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001; Co-Chair, Sedona Conference on Complex Litigation, Sedona, Arizona, 2002. Faculty, The Jury Summit 2001, Sponsored by Conference of Chief Justices, Conference of State Court Administrators, American Judges Association and National Association for Court Management. Chair, Seventeenth Annual Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Fall, 1992. Selected as a member of the Council of the Fund for Justice and Education, American Bar Association, 1996-2003. Elected to the Board of Trustees, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2001-; Elected Treasurer, Board of Trustees, NITA, 2007—.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Complex Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-252-8090  Phone
602-252-5339  Fax
University Attended:
University of Wisconsin, B.A., with honors, 1970
Law School Attended:
University of Minnesota, J.D., 1972
Year of First Admission:
1972, Arizona
Maricopa County and American (Member: Section of Litigation Strategic Planning Committee, 1993-1994; Section of Litigation Special Committee on Certification and CLE, 1993-1995; Selected Co-Director, Division III, Programs, Section of Litigation, 1993-1994; Member, Section of Litigation National Institute Task Force, 1993-1994; Selected Director of Divisions, Section of Litigation, 1994-1995; Elected Revenue Officer, Section of Litigation, 1996-1998; Member, Executive Committee and Governing Council, 1996-2003; Elected Vice-Chair, Section of Litigation, 1998; Elected Chair-Elect, Section of Litigation, 1999; Elected Chair, Section of Litigation, 2000-2001) Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona.
Birth Information:
Des Moines, Iowa, March 2, 1948

Peer Reviews

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