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Jason D. Cohn

A true California native, Jason D. Cohn was born and raised in Orange County. Staying close to home after graduating high school, he attended the prestigious Business Administration Entrepreneur Program at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Marshall School of Business. During his time at USC, Jason was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and became lifelong friends with a fellow member, Saar Swartzon. Jason and Saar would later be the founders of their own law firm, Cohn & Swartzon. Upon completion of Jason’s undergraduate degree in 1994, he decided to follow his father’s path, who was then also a lawyer, by enrolling into Whittier Law School.

Jason excelled as a law student, gaining a reputation quickly for being both studious and hardworking. He would hold private tutoring sessions for students who were struggling with the curriculum and would regularly be included on the Dean’s List. Due to Jason’s outstanding performance in law school, he was invited to become a member of the Whittier Law Review and Moot Court Honors Board. In 1997, Jason graduated from Whittier Law School, with honors, and relocated back to Orange County from nearby Los Angeles. Jason then passed the bar and began practicing law as a business litigator and personal injury defense attorney for a distinguished law firm in Newport Beach.

After his father suddenly passed away in 2003, Jason grew weary of the stance most insurance companies held against those injured in personal injury claims. Based upon his desire to make his late father proud, Jason opened his own law practice representing those injured instead of representing the insurance companies. After running a successful solo practice for almost 5 years, Jason then formed Cohn & Swartzon in 2008 with long-time friend and colleague, Saar Swartzon. Jason and Saar started their new firm with the importance of putting the needs of the injured first and foremost. Since 2003, Jason has been representing and assisting clients through a wide variety of personal injury law matters, from the minor to the catastrophic. By working with each client one-on-one and showing true compassion, Jason can better connect with his clients, which in turn improves the likelihood of a successful result.

Jason is also proud of his advocacy on behalf of those who cannot fight for themselves, referring particularly to a case in which he was able to fundraise over $30,000 for a client in dire times. This is quite exemplary of Jason as a person: doing what is right because it is the right thing to do.

Jason Cohn is licensed to practice law in most Federal District Courts in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all California State courts. In addition, Jason has previously been positioned as a temporary judge in the Los Angeles County courts system. As an alumni, he has also been a guest lecturer at USC and numerous times at Whittier Law School. In 2015 and 2016, Jason was also appointed as an Adjunct Professor at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa. In the media, he has appeared as a guest on several radio shows and was named as one of the Top Attorneys in Orange County by OC Metro Magazine, a publication that surveys the top attorneys in the area by assessing the quality of each attorney taking into account their years of experience, education, background, and board certification.

Personal Interests

During Jason’s personal time, he enjoys spending time exploring new, exciting activities, such as attending air shows, visiting sports car events, watching all types of auto-racing, wine tasting, and hosting a good barbecue. Additionally, he also takes pleasure in different outdoor activities, including deep sea fishing, skiing, camping, off-road motorcycle riding, and off-roading. Jason has even been a participant in off-road events like SCORE Baja 1000 in Baja, California and the Best of the Desert – Vegas to Reno race.

Education

  • USC, Marshall School of Business (1994)
  • Whittier Law School, cum laude (1997)Super Lawyers for 5 Years, Jason D. Cohn

Awards

  • Super Lawyers® (2014-2019)
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®

Professional Associations

Jason Cohn has accomplished membership in multiple prestigious associations, including five years with an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Only a slim percentage of all attorneys in the world will be able to hold this high rating, which is granted through peer review, for those of incredible legal prowess and an unshakeable dedication to ethical practices. Similarly, as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® Jason is recognized as securing high-value settlements, awards, and/or verdicts on behalf of his clients in excess of one million dollars on more than one occasion. Avvo has also bestowed a rating of “Superb” 10.0 for his legal work, skills, and reliability.

Other Professional Organizations

  • The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • The Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)

Recent Reviews & Testimonials

  • They were completely honest, and offered great advice.

    “I highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon. When I decided to retain the Firm, I initially spoke with Attorney Jason D. Cohn. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining what sort of personal injury case to expect. With the assistance of Attorney Saar Swartzon, Cohn & Swartzon were able to get me a $28,000 settlement. I was very pleased with the Firm's persistence and hard work. The attorneys always kept me informed about how my case was going, they were completely honest, and offered great advice. They listened to my concerns and needs, and always made me feel like I was a high priority client. Everyone at the Firm is very friendly and caring, both as one's legal representation, and simply as individuals. Thanks again!”

    J.A.C.

  • After Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court, I received over a 6 figure settlement and also had my surgery paid for.

    “When I first met with Cohn & Swartzon, they explained to me that I had a difficult case; but because of my severe injuries, they were willing to help. Initially, the insurance did not offer much; but after Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court, I received over a 6 figure settlement and also had my surgery paid for.”

    Deborah V.

  • We ended up obtaining much more compensation than we ever thought possible.

    “I am very happy to recommend Cohn & Swartzon. My two young daughters and I were hit by a teenage driver whose vehicle flipped over our SUV. Cohn & Swartzon took care of everything, from dealing with my own insurance to educating me on the importance of getting top notch medical care. We ended up obtaining much more compensation than we ever thought possible. Thank you so much!”

    Lori G.

  • I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need.

    “I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need. I truly did not expect my insurance to cover my legal fees, but I am sure that Attorney Cohn and Attorney Swartzon wrote a great letter to them. I hope that I don't need an attorney ever again; but if I did, I would go back to Cohn & Swartzon. And I would definitely refer my family and friends.”

    Maria S.

  • I would highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys.

    “It was such a pleasure to be represented by Cohn and Swartzon recently. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys. After a car accident which involved numerous injuries, I couldn't handle the stress of dealing with insurance companies. They completely took over for me. They negotiated with the insurance companies and as a result of their determination, I received a very fast and fair settlement. All during this process, they kept me updated on all the proceedings, always returned my phone calls promptly and answered any questions I had. The entire staff at Cohn and Swartzon were always courteous and helpful. Thank you ever so much!”

    L.D.