Howard Cohen

Gross Shuman P.C.
465 Main St Ste 600
Buffalo, NY 14203-1713
(716) 854-4300


Accidents & Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Construction Accidents
Business Litigation


New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit
U.S. District Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada

Howard B. Cohen concentrates his practice on the prosecution and trial of substantial accident and personal injury claims, which include automobile accidents, wrongful death claims, construction accident and fall-down defect claims. He also prosecutes substantial commercial and securities law and fraud claims.

Howard serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Buffalo Law School, where he instructs trial techniques. His community service includes service on the board of the United Way of Erie County, Kids Escaping Drugs, the Amherst Seniors Foundation, Compass House and Headway Inc. of Western New York.

He has received a number of community service awards. In addition, Howard is active with the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Western Region, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Erie Bar Association committee on Professional Ethics and currently serves as President of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. Howard also lectures at continuing legal education programs for attorneys on trial practice and professional ethics.


California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, J.D. with Honors
State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York, B.A.


Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, president
National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
Erie County Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee
New York State Trial Lawyers Association-Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
American Association for Justice, Advocate
New York State Bar Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA), arbitrator


Adjunct Faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, 2001-present
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, past
Board Director: Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services Foundation, Inc. D/B/A Kids Escaping Drugs, current
Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation Inc.
Compass House
Headway of Western New York Inc. affiliate of People Inc., advisory council
Lou Gehrig Youth Baseball, Chairman, past


Peer Rated AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale-Hubbell
Buffalo Business First Legal Elite of Western New York
Selected by Best Lawyers in America, New York's Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Law
Selected by New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition - Personal Injury Law