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David M. Cohen Joins Butler Snow

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) is pleased to announce that David M. Cohen has joined the firm. Cohen is a member of the firm’s Product Liability, Mass Tort and Environmental Group.  His practice focuses on toxic torts, products liability, and pharmaceutical litigation and counseling.

“David brings vast knowledge and expertise to the defense of complex product liability litigation. I am confident that his commitment to the deployment of effective medical and scientific strategies will be welcomed by our clients,” said Donald Clark, Jr. Chairman, Butler Snow.

Cohen has spent more than 15 consecutive years helping clients defend allegations of disease diagnosis and causation. He has served as lead science counsel in multi-plaintiff mass tort litigations and individual lawsuits alleging claims of personal injury and product liability. During this period, he cross-examined more than 90 different physicians and scientists. Cohen’s experience crosses many different medical specialties including, epidemiology, neuroscience, pathology, toxicology, pharmacology, radiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology and cancer. He has led challenges to the admissibility of expert witness opinion testimony, culminating in courtroom roles at Daubert, Frye, and Havner proceedings.

Cohen also advises clients on policies and procedures to reduce litigation risk. He has been a speaker at several continuing legal education seminars on expert witnesses and Daubert law. Cohen earned his bachelor’s degree from Union College before earning his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. He also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Following law school, he served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable D. Brook Bartlett of the Western District of Missouri in Kansas City. He has been recommended in The Legal 500 U.S., named a New York Super Lawyer, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012.