Howard B. Cohen

Howard B. Cohen

Attorney at Law


716-854-4300 x 214


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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada
  • Virginia

Attorney Bio

Howard B. Cohen concentrates his practice on the prosecution and trial of substantial accident and personal injury claims, which include automobile accidents, wrongful death claims, construction accident and fall-down defect claims. He also prosecutes substantial commercial and securities law and fraud claims.

Howard serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Buffalo Law School, where he instructs trial techniques. His community service includes service on the board of the United Way of Erie County, Kids Escaping Drugs, the Amherst Seniors Foundation, Compass House and Headway Inc. of Western New York.

Howard is also a foreign legal consultant in Ontario, Canada. 

He has received a number of community service awards. In addition, Howard is active with the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Western Region, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Erie Bar Association committee on Professional Ethics and currently serves as  President of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. Howard also lectures at continuing legal education programs for attorneys on trial practice and professional ethics. 


  • State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York, B.A.
  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, J.D. with Honors

Professional Association

  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, president
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Erie County Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association-Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice, Advocate
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA), arbitrator

Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, 2001–present
  • United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, past
  • Board Director: Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services Foundation, Inc. D/B/A Kids Escaping Drugs, current
  • Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation Inc.
  • Compass House
  • Headway of Western New York Inc. affiliate of People Inc., advisory council
  • Lou Gehrig Youth Baseball, Chairman, past

Professional Recognition

  • Peer Rated AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Buffalo Business First Legal Elite of Western New York
  • Selected by Best Lawyers in America, New York's Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Law 2020
  • Selected by New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition - Personal Injury Law 2020
2021 Best Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
2012 Who's Who in Law
2016 Buffalo Business First Legal Elite
AV Preeminent Peer Rated 2017
2018 Buffalo Business First Legal Elite
Best Lawyers 2020
Super Lawyers