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Cohen & Malad, LLP
Sophisticated litigation and business services for clients who insist on personal attention.
The late Louis F. Cohen was the firm's senior partner until he passed away in November 1992. Mr. Cohen developed a lighthearted spirit within the firm while having every person be resolutely focused and responsive to the needs of the victim. He also caused firm members to be exceptional advocates for equity and justice, regardless of a person's economic station or other political or popular opinion. With a primary focus on litigation, Cohen & Malad attorneys have earned the reputation of "taking on" compelling and difficult cases ranging from personal injuries and product liabilities to highly challenging international law controversies such as the Holocaust victims litigation.
Two of the firm's attorneys, Irwin Levin and Richard Shevitz, were instrumental in Cohen & Malad's participation with nine other law firms to bring a case against Swiss banks and German industry for their complicity in the use of slave labor during World War II. For Mr. Levin and Mr. Shevitz, it was a labor of love, believing that it was a horrible wrong which required righting, but a battle which many people thought could not be won. The consortium of firms was eventually successful, recovering $1.25 billion for the victims of the atrocities.
The firm now offers 23 attorneys and an extensive support staff to service its clients' diverse needs. Cohen & Malad attorneys use the firm's personal service philosophy to concentrate in six practice areas to address the often-overlapping needs of our clients. These services include complex litigation, business transactions, debtor/creditor rights, real estate, family law, products liability, personal injury and class actions. The firm has the capability to represent clients in any state.
The firm was founded in 1968 by the late John J. Dillon, former Attorney General of Indiana; Louis F. Cohen; and Virginia Dill McCarty, former United States Attorney. Upon Mr. Dillon's death in 1983, and Ms. McCarty's return to public office, the firm evolved into Cohen & Malad, LLP.