Scott Michael Cohen (Chicago, Illinois)
Scott Michael Cohen (Chicago, Illinois)

Scott Michael Cohen

AV Preeminent
Champion Badge Platinum

Free initial consultation

Licensed for 23 years

Serving Chicago, IL (view address)

Scott Michael Cohen

Free initial consultation

Serving Chicago, IL (view address)

About Scott Michael Cohen

Scott M. Cohen is consumer protection attorney concentrating his practice in lemon law, breach of warranty and… Read more
Scott M. Cohen is consumer protection attorney concentrating his practice in lemon law, breach of warranty and

automotive fraud matters. Mr. Cohen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1993 and his Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law in 1996. While at Ohio Northern University, he was an Associate Editor of the Ohio Northern University Law Review. Mr. Cohen was licensed to practice law by the State of Illinois in 1996 and the State of Indiana in 1999. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, as well as the Northern District of Indiana.

Mr. Cohen joined Krohn & Moss, Ltd. in 1996 and since that time has successfully resolved thousands of consumer actions. He has an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell. This rating signifies that Mr. Cohen's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. Additionally, Mr. Cohen has a “Superb” rating with Avvo.com, one of the nation's largest attorney rating and referral services. He was also the recipient of the Avvo.com Clients' Choice Award in 2014-2017. Mr. Cohen was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, an honor bestowed to only five (5) percent of practicing attorneys for their excellence in practice. Chicago Magazine also identified Mr. Cohen as a “Top Attorney” in the State of Illinois in 2015-2018.

As nationwide appellate counsel for Krohn & Moss, Ltd., Mr. Cohen has successfully argued six (6) landmark consumer appeals before the Supreme Courts of the States of Illinois, Indiana, Florida, and Wisconsin. He has also successfully argued appeals of significant consumer interest before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the appellate courts for the States of Illinois, California, Missouri, Georgia, and Florida. In total, he has presented oral argument to the above-listed appellate and state supreme courts on approximately forty (40) occasions and he has prevailed in well over fifty (50) appeals, including reversing over thirty (30) trial level decisions. Mr. Cohen also has tried approximately fifteen (15) consumer actions to verdict and has managed dozens of other appeals for Krohn & Moss, Ltd.

In 2005, Mr. Cohen was selected by the Honorable Paddy McNamara of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois to be on the Commercial Litigation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association to draft pattern jury instructions for the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Ultimately, pattern jury instructions shaped by Mr. Cohen's appellate achievements were approved by the Committee and submitted to the Illinois Supreme Court who adopted the instructions with very minor revisions in January of 2007. See Ill. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. 185.01. These instructions are believed to be the only Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act pattern jury instructions in the nation.

Currently, Mr. Cohen co-manages the lemon law litigation department of Krohn & Moss, Ltd. and he manages the firm's ongoing appeals. Mr. Cohen's advocacy continues to pave the way for consumers across the nation to be able to redress their grievances against some of the nation's largest corporations.

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Krohn and Moss, Ltd.

Areas of Law

  • Consumer Protection
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Consumer Rights
  • Lemon Law
  • Breach of Warranty

Attorney Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 17 reviews
  • Champion Badge Platinum

Communication

5.0

Responsiveness

5.0

Quality of Service

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
  • Lemon Law

    Client Review  |  January 30, 2019

    Scott Cohen is a patient man. Scott Cohen is compassionate about is work and looks out for the best intrest of his clients. I am glad that Scott Cohen represented me in my Lemon Law case because he eased my mind and took all my worries and concerns a... Read more

    Scott Cohen is a patient man. Scott Cohen is compassionate about is work and looks out for the best intrest of his clients. I am glad that Scott Cohen represented me in my Lemon Law case because he eased my mind and took all my worries and concerns away from the very first time we talked. Read less

  • Lemon Law

    Client Review  |  January 26, 2019

    Scott is an excellent communicator, who knows how to get things done and explain every step of the process and what to expect along the way. Very impressed with his straightforward approach and his expertise when it comes to Lemon Law claims. Very ha... Read more

    Scott is an excellent communicator, who knows how to get things done and explain every step of the process and what to expect along the way. Very impressed with his straightforward approach and his expertise when it comes to Lemon Law claims. Very happy with the settlement we're receiving as a result of working with him. Read less

  • Lemon Law

    Client Review  |  November 20, 2018

    Scott Cohen represented me in my lemon law claim. He did an amazing job! I knew from the first time we talked I could put my trust in him. He always took the time to return my calls and emails and explain everything to me. I could not ask for any... Read more

    Scott Cohen represented me in my lemon law claim. He did an amazing job! I knew from the first time we talked I could put my trust in him. He always took the time to return my calls and emails and explain everything to me. I could not ask for anyone better than him. I greatly appreciated all he did for me and would recommend if you have anything you need representation on call Scott Cohen. Read less

  • Consumer Law

    Client Review  |  November 09, 2018

    I would highly recommend Scott Cohen if you need someone to help fight for your rights when you've had issues related to a new vehicle and the manufacturer.The response on phone calls were truly amazing returned the same day as well as emails a lot o... Read more

    I would highly recommend Scott Cohen if you need someone to help fight for your rights when you've had issues related to a new vehicle and the manufacturer.The response on phone calls were truly amazing returned the same day as well as emails a lot of the times the email response was within minutes. I was truly amazed with the service that I received form Scott Cohen I HIGHLY recommend him !! Read less

  • Lemon Law

    Client Review  |  October 01, 2018

    We would highly recommend Scott Cohen if you need someone to help fight for your rights when you've had issues related to a new vehicle and the manufacturer. Scott helped us settle our lemon law case and from the start kept us in the loop and made a... Read more

    We would highly recommend Scott Cohen if you need someone to help fight for your rights when you've had issues related to a new vehicle and the manufacturer. Scott helped us settle our lemon law case and from the start kept us in the loop and made a frustrating situation easier to understand and gave us great advice on our options. Every phone call was returned the same day as well as emails also. We felt very comfortable talking with Scott and he helped us resolve our lemon law case. Thank you Read less

  • Consumer Law

    Client Review  |  September 11, 2018

    Wow! What can I say....Scott Cohen was absolutely amazing. Right from the get go when we were originally discussing my case, I knew I had hired the perfect attorney. His communication and responsiveness was spot on and quick. He was very patient w... Read more

    Wow! What can I say....Scott Cohen was absolutely amazing. Right from the get go when we were originally discussing my case, I knew I had hired the perfect attorney. His communication and responsiveness was spot on and quick. He was very patient with me and with the whole process. Scott will definitely guide you in the right direction and will have your BEST interest at all times and he will go to bat for you. I highly recommend hiring Scott for your case. Read less

  • Lemon Law

    Client Review  |  July 11, 2018

    Did what was promised and did it FAST! Kept his word. Worked for me and did what was best for me, not him. He could have held out and made more money and closed early for Me! Never met an attorney who was not out for money only. Scott cared more abou... Read more

    Did what was promised and did it FAST! Kept his word. Worked for me and did what was best for me, not him. He could have held out and made more money and closed early for Me! Never met an attorney who was not out for money only. Scott cared more about me than his ability to get more money. TRUST HIM!!! Trust me. Read less

  • Consumer Law

    Client Review  |  June 20, 2018

    I am so grateful to Attorney Cohen for handling my case and being so attentive and helpful through out the process. He is professional and efficient and i was able to get maximum results.

    I am so grateful to Attorney Cohen for handling my case and being so attentive and helpful through out the process. He is professional and efficient and i was able to get maximum results. Read less

  • Consumer Law

    Client Review  |  May 10, 2018

    Scott was very professional and very knowledgeable. He responded to all our needs and answered any questions we had and took the time to make sure we understood why we had to do things a certain way to benefit the case. I would highly recommend Scot... Read more

    Scott was very professional and very knowledgeable. He responded to all our needs and answered any questions we had and took the time to make sure we understood why we had to do things a certain way to benefit the case. I would highly recommend Scott. Thanks for everything you did for us Scott!! Read less

  • Warranty Law

    Client Review  |  February 15, 2018

    Excellent attorney and firm.

    Excellent attorney and firm. Read less


Legal Community Activity & Contributions


Credentials

Position

Member

Admission Details

Admitted in 1999, Indiana
1996, Illinois

Law School Attended
Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law

Class of 1996
J.D.
Associate Editor, Ohio Northern Law Review

University Attended

University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana
Class of 1993
B.A.

Associations & Memberships
Chicago Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association
Representative Cases
Mayberry v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 692 N.W.2d 226 (Wis. 2005)
Hyundai Motor America, Inc. v. Goodin, 822 N.E.2d 947 (Ind. 2005)
Peterson v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 697 N.W.2d 61 (Wis. 2005)
Daimler Chrysler Corp. v. Yaeger, 838 N.E.2d 449, 449-50 (Ind. 2005)
Razor v. Hyundai Motor America, Inc., 222 Ill. 2d 75 (Ill. 2006)
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. v. Cerasani, 955 So.2d 543 (Fl. 2007)
Mydlach v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, 875 N.E.2d 1047 (Ill. 2007)
Mrugala v. Fairfield Ford, Inc., 758 N.E.2d 423 (1st Dist. Ill. 2001)
Lara v. Hyundai Motor America, 770 N.E.2d 721 (2nd Dist. Ill. 2002)
Dekelaita v. Nissan Motor Corp., 799 N.E.2d 367 (1st Dist. Ill. 2003),
Check v. Clifford Chrysler-Plymouth of Buffalo Grove, Inc., 794 N.E.2d 829 (1st Dist. Ill. 2003)
Melton v. Frigidaire and Best Buy, 805 N.E.2d 322 (1st Dist. Ill. 2004)
Mekertichian v. Mercedes Benz USA, 807 N.E.2d 1165 (1st Dist. Ill. 2004), Pearson v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, 813 N.E.2d 230 (1st Dist. Ill. 2004)
Mangold v. Nissan Motor Corporation, 809 N.E.2d 251 (3rd Dist. Ill. 2004)
DaimlerChrysler Corporation v. Franklin, 814 N.E.2d 281 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004)
Esmurdoc v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, 2004 WL 2347566, 29 Fla. L. Weekly D2343 (Fl. 2004)
Paige v. Hyundai Motor America, Inc., 609 S.E.2d 168 (Ga. Ct. App. 2005)
Brentine v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, 826 N.E.2d 1057 (1st Dist. Ill. 2005)
Craine v. Bill Kay's Downers Grove Nissan, 822 N.E.2d 941 (2nd Dist. Ill. 2005)
Edwards v. Hyundai Motor America, 163 S.W.3d 494 (Mo. Ct. App. 2005)
Zietara v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, 838 N.E.2d 76 (1st Dist. Ill. 2005)
Andreasen v. Hyundai Motor America, 2005 WL 2885621 (Cal. App. 2005)
Brophy v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 932 So.2d 272 (Fla. App. 2005)
O'Connor v. BMW of North America, LLC, 905 So. 2d 235 (Fla. App. 2005)
Mattuck v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 852 N.E.2d 485 (1st Dist. Ill. 2006)
Shoop v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 864 N.E.2d 785 (1st Dist. Ill. 2007)
Brunner v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 2007 WL 1021392 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007), Sawyer v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, 2007 WL 2070458 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007)
San Martin v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 983 So. 2d 620 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2008)
Kirkton v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 2008 WL 1947916 (Cal. Ct. App. 2008)
Jones v. Nissan North America, Inc., 895 N.E.2d 303 (2d. Dist. Ill. 2008)
Hanson-Suminski v. Rohrman Midwest Motors, Inc., 898 N.E.2d 194 (1st Dist. Ill. 2008)

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Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Scott Michael Cohen was admitted in 1996 to the state of Illinois.
Does this attorney maintain a professional presence on any social networks?
Yes, Scott Michael Cohen has a professional profile on LinkedIn.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Scott Michael Cohen has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Krohn and Moss, Ltd. has 17 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Scott Michael Cohen attended Ohio Northern University and Pettit College of Law.