Unlike many other law firms who dabble in a wide variety practice areas, our practice is exclusively devoted to personal injury. Each and every member of our legal team including, lawyers, paralegals, investigators and medical professionals have been hand selected to ensure top-notch legal representation for our clients. We are a result oriented law firm representing clients exclusively on a contingency fee basis. This means we are only paid when we successfully resolve a case by way of monetary settlement or jury verdict.
At Cohen & Newmark PLLC. we understand that injury victims have suffered a great deal and will likely continue to suffer into the future. It is our goal that each and every one of our clients be justly and promptly compensated not only for their past and future pain and suffering, but also for their past and future medical bills and lost wages. You can rest assured that not only do we have the legal know-how to represent any injured victim, but also have the financial resources to consult and retain the top experts in any field allowing us to take on the biggest insurance companies with confidence.
We proudly serve South, Central and North Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. If you have been involved in a car accident, received a work related injury, had a slip-and-fall, were involved in medical malpractice or any other type of personal injury then we are the local Florida law firm you should contact.
We welcome you to spend the next few minutes browsing our web site, so that you can learn more about who we are and how we have fought for justice for clients with issues similar to yours. If you have questions or just want to have a preliminary discussion, we hope you will feel free to contact us by email or phone for a free consultation with one of our Florida injury attorneys.
Mr. Cohen limits his practice to the representation of cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, premise liability (slip-and-fall) and car accidents. His background as a defense attorney provides him with valuable insight into both sides of the law, allowing him to secure the most beneficial outcomes for his clients. He believes in a transparent process, and includes his clients in every step of his representation.
Clients of Lee Cohen can always rest assured Lee and his associates are committed to their success and have the knowledge and experience necessary to prosecute their case.
While every client of The Law Office of Cohen & Newmark PLLC. enjoys personal attention and full access to Lee and his associates, it is the goal of the firm for each client to fully recover from his or her injuries. Lee Cohen is a South Florida native and graduate of Florida State University and The University of Florida College of Law. He currently lives and works in Delray Beach, where one of our offices is located. He is also dedicated to supporting and improving his community through involvement with nonprofits and community campaigns.
Mr. Newmark is a partner and senior head of litigation at Cohen & Newmark PLLC, and focuses his practice on all aspects of personal injury law including medical malpractice and wrongful death. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Cohen & Newmark PLLC., Mr. Newmark spent twenty years as a senior trial attorney with Sheldon J. Schlesinger, P.A., where he successfully managed a full case load of highly complex cases from pre-suit through trial and appeal. During his career he has been responsible for numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries for clients.
Mr. Newmark has contributed greatly to the body of case law in Florida, having been personally responsible for or contributed to many appellate opinions; highlights include:
• Persuaded the Fourth Appellate District to adopt the seminal case of Lake v. Clark, 533 So.2d 797 (Fla. 5th DCA 1988), reaffirming the principle that “within only very broad limits, all qualified opinion testimony should be allowed: that is, not disallowed because it is cumulative to other evidence.” Philippon v. Shreffler, 35 Fla. L. Weekly D606 (Fla. 4th DCA March 19, 2010).
• Ensured that the court cannot delay setting a case for trial based on its internal rules and operating procedures once the case is procedurally at issue and a proper notice for trial has been filed. Rolle v. Birken, 984 So.2d 534 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008).
• Successfully litigated in favor of the 2004 Florida Constitutional Amendment, known as Amendment 7 (a/k/a, Patient’s Right to Know), which found the implementing legislation to be unconstitutional and the Amendment to be self-executing and retroactive. North Broward Hospital District v. Kroll, 940 So.2d 1281 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006).
• Reestablished the principle that a personal representative in a wrongful death action is not personally liable to pay a judgment awarding fees and costs, Beseau v. Bhalani, 904 So.2d 641 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005).
• Established the quintessential rules of apportionment of fault for purposes of a setoff when dealing with a defendant whose sole basis of fault is vicarious or derivative, Grobman v. Posey, 863 So.2d 1230 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003).
• Set the requirement that a party involved in a non-binding arbitration under § 44.103, Florida Statutes, must timely request a trial de novo, otherwise the arbitration award/decision will become final, binding and enforceable. Johnson v. Levine, 736 So.2d 1235 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999).
• Established the rule of law in Florida that the clerk of court’s automatic 90-day extension of the statute of limitations need not specifically name or identify the particular defendant(s) in order for the extension to be effective. Kagan v. Pollock, 638 So.2d 151 (Fla. 4th DCA 1994).
Born in Boston, Massachusetts and reared in New England, Mr. Newmark graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Political Science in 1983. After completing his undergraduate education Mr. Newmark moved to South Florida and attended the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude in 1986. Mr. Newmark is a member of the Florida Bar, and was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in 2008. Additionally, Mr. Newmark is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Additionally, Mr. Newmark is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Broward County Justice Association, the Florida Justice Association as well as the Palm Beach County Justice Association.