Over 75 Years of Combined Experience Practicing With Integrity & Utilizing Effective Legal Strategies



As head of the criminal division of Cohen Forman Barone, David Cohen brings more than twenty years of experience, integrity, and excellence to the defense of each and every one of our clients. Having protected more than five thousand individuals and companies from the awesome powers of law enforcement over two decades, he has honed his negotiation and litigation skills to excellence.

Contact Cohen Forman Barone today by dialing (212) 577-9314 or contacting us online.

Experience Protecting High-Profile Clients

In the last several years David has been the lead attorney for CEOs of large multimillion-dollar companies, using his ability to help bring about the dismissal of numerous indictments. He has successfully negotiated to prevent charges being brought at all, and convinced law enforcement to cease investigations that would have otherwise put entire companies at risk and hundreds of employees out of work.

As a former prosecutor, David possesses a commanding, intimate, and unparalleled knowledge of the inner workings of law enforcement. Through his firsthand experience as a prosecutor, David learned the who, what, where, when, and why of how government agents choose to investigate and bring charges. This allows him to not only protect those who are being targeted by law enforcement, but to guide, advise, and shield others from ever being prosecuted.

Fighting for Your Future

In his many years of experience as a defense attorney, David has persuaded multiple juries to acquit individuals facing a lifetime behind bars. He has successfully argued to more than a dozen judges that suppression of evidence was warranted because of illegal acts by law enforcement, demonstrating to prosecutors that charges were not warranted in hundreds of cases varying from fraudulent business enterprises and conspiracy to drug selling, weapons possession, domestic violence, and countless other alleged crimes.

If what you value most is under siege by the awesome powers of government, whether it is your freedom, your family, your finances, or your good name, you need to make sure you have experience integrity and excellence working for you. David Cohen has been there for thousands of others and you can be sure that there will not be any surprises when he is there for you.

Being represented by Cohen Forman Barone, you can be certain that if there is an investigation or criminal allegation levied against you, your legal team will have already defended someone else under the exact same or similar circumstances.

Practice Areas


  • State University at Albany, B.A. 1990
  • Boston University, School of Law, 1994


  • Assistant District Attorney, Kings County 1994-1997
  • Adjunct Professor Long Island University, 1995-present
  • Defense Attorney, 1997-present
  • Founding Partner, Cohen Forman Barone 2006-present

Memberships & Admissions

  • United States District Court SDNY
  • United States District Court EDNY
  • Life Member National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Life Member New York Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

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Client Testimonials

  • “David is simply amazing!”


  • “Thank you for all you have done for our family! You are the best and we are very thankful”

    Terry family

  • “When I hired David to represent me he said that I became his family. It, indeed, felt like family. He answered every question, every call, text, and email.”


  • “They truly believe in what it means to be a “Counselor of Law.””


  • “I can’t say enough good things about the law firm Cohen Forman Barone, LLP.”


  • “Truly impressed!”


  • “Your are the best”

    Navarro Family

  • “Thank you!”

    Former Client

  • “To this day I am so grateful to the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP who never gave up on my case and were willing to fight to the bitter end...”


  • “Great Lawyer”
  • “Professional and reliable”


  • “Best Lawyers in NYC”

    Chris Delanosa

  • “Cannot thank them enough.”


  • “Not only are his legal skills light years above and beyond the norm, but this legal acumen coupled with a keen insight into the human psyche, forged an advocated who is tenacious, dedicated while still being able to adapt to the changing currents around hi”


  • “Thank You”