Mr. Cohen is the president and lead litigator at Peak Legal Services, LLC. He is a licensed Colorado attorney in good standing since 1996. Mr. Cohen was a longtime felony prosecutor in Jefferson and El Paso counties, two of the Front Range's largest District Attorneys Offices. He has tried over 100 felony and misdemeanor cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, child abuse, domestic violence, drug distribution and possession, robberies and theft.
Mr. Cohen also served in two special prosecution units, including as a Senior Deputy District Attorney in the Jefferson County SVU (Crimes Against Children unit) and the Domestic Violence Unit. Mr. Cohen is especially well-versed in homicide and violent crime laws, including Colorado's complex sex offender and child abuse laws and resulting sentencing consequences. Mr. Cohen served as an appointee by the Colorado Governor to the statewide Child Fatality Review Team and was selected as a speaker on preparation and prosecution of major felony cases at the statewide Colorado District Attorneys Council annual conferences, both as a prosecutor and as a defense counsel.
When not serving the People of Colorado as a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Cohen spent several years defending entities and professionals against lawsuits, and as Senior Corporate Counsel and Director of Investigations at Qwest Communications, a Fortune 500 Company.
Mr. Cohen is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1986 and The University of Missouri School of Law in 1996, where he was appointed Order of Barristers based on his trial advocacy and litigation skills.
Before his law career, Mr. Cohen was a journalist and investigative reporter, covering major crime and court trials, an invaluable experience that makes him skilled at questioning police and other witnesses to elicit critical facts, and get clients the best outcome.