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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.

  • The Firm came highly recommended to me and I understand why.

    “I would highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone seeking a fair settlement as a result of an auto accident. The Firm came highly recommended to me and I understand why. They took the time to explain what would happen, they aligned me with excellent medical care, and they were able to negotiate a fast and fair settlement for my injuries. Throughout the entire process the entire Firm was professional and supportive.”

    M.S.

  • My personal experience with Cohn & Swartzon has been superb.

    “My personal experience with Cohn & Swartzon has been superb. They have provided expert legal advice, representation and counsel on a wide range of subject matters. I have personally recommended Cohn & Swartzon to several friends and colleagues.”

    Damon S.

  • Cohn & Swartzon helped me to receive greatly needed medical care.

    “I was recently hurt in a really bad car accident. I did not have health insurance but Cohn & Swartzon helped me to receive greatly needed medical care. They also helped me get a replacement car quickly so that my wife could continue to drive to work while I was at home, getting better. I could not have done it alone, and I am very grateful to them.”

    Jackob S.

  • He was always available and always returned my phone calls.

    “It is my pleasure to recommend the law firm of Cohn & Swartzon. I was recommended to Jason through an attorney friend of mine who suggested that I see him because of the sensitivity of my case. I met with him and instantly saw the compassion and professionalism that was instilled in him. He took on my case which was an emotional and difficult one. He handled us with care, step by step, and I watched him fight hard in court and win. He was always available and always returned my phone calls. He was always straightforward and kept us in the loop. He was very informative. I will never forget what he did for our family. Two years later, I had another emergency occur in our family and he returned my call that evening and again took care of everything. I have recommended Cohn & Swartzon to family and friends and will continue to do so. They were there for my family when I needed them and the professionalism and expertise says it all.”

    Audrey S.