Lawrence R. Cohan is a partner of Anapol Weiss and chairs the firm's Toxic Tort Litigation and Medical Malpractice Departments.
Mr. Cohan is a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Certified Trial Advocate with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He also serves as Managing Partner and Senior Trial Counsel for the firm’s Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. Mr. Cohan concentrates his practice in toxic torts including asbestos, chemicals and other dangerous products, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical liability, vaccine-related injuries, products liability, legal malpractice, class action, FELA, and other complex personal injury matters.
Larry is presently representing victims of a recalled robotic surgical device and the potentially deadly uterine morcellators.
Serving in leading roles in many complex cases, Mr. Cohan has forged new law in both the trial and appellate court levels in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. He has served as Plaintiff's Liaison Counsel in lead paint, asbestos and lymerix vaccine litigation. Mr. Cohan also served as Lead Counsel in the first and only lead poisoning case filed in Pennsylvania against the lead pigment industry, pursuing the novel "market share" theory of liability all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He also obtained the first plaintiff's verdict in an asbestos case in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with the first verdict of its kind against asbestos "friction" product defendants, GE, GTE and Eaton Cutler-Hammer Corporation.
Mr. Cohan has obtained million dollar jury verdicts in toxic tort and medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also represents victims suffering from adverse reactions to vaccines before the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., as part of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Mr. Cohan frequently writes and lectures about toxic torts, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and product liability, asbestos, vaccines and lead on both local and national levels. He has lectured for many bar and trial lawyer associations, frequently serving as Chair of these conferences.
Larry has served for decades on boards of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association’s, and just completed his term of president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyer Association, the oldest and largest local trial lawyer association in the country.
In 1976, Mr. Cohan earned his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Boston University. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1979, where he served for two years as President of the Law School Environmental Law Group.