David Cohen 2018-04-25T14:12:34+00:00

David Cohen

PARTNER

    

dcohen@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602.263.7372
FAX: 602.200.7823

Legal Assistant: Lisa Lungaretti
602.263.7372
llungaretti@jshfirm.com

David Cohen maintains an active alternative dispute resolution practice and litigation practice. He is also a recognized expert in the Arizona nursing home industry.  

In his alternative dispute resolution practice, David focuses on mediating tort claims, including those involving medical malpractice, elder abuse, wrongful death and personal injury. His more than 20 years of experience representing medical providers—including doctors, nursing homes, and hospitals—and insurance providers and brokers, has afforded him a unique perspective. David fully understands each party’s objectives and goals, and is well-equipped to mediate cases quickly and successfully for both plaintiffs and defendants.  

In his litigation practice, David represents every type of healthcare provider. He successfully represents and defends these clients in matters involving alleged medical malpractice, violations of the Adult Protective Services Act, wrongful death, and medical battery. He also represents healthcare providers in matters pending before administrative licensing boards. In addition to representing healthcare providers, David also represents individual and institutional clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases.   

David has successfully served as an expert witness for the Arizona nursing home industry in the passage of several tort reform bills. These bills have positively impacted all Arizona healthcare providers by reducing the statute of limitations from seven years to two years, normalizing punitive damages, and eliminating the attorneys’ fees provision in cases filed under the Adult Protective Services Act.   

David serves on the firm’s Management Committee and is the chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member 
  • State Bar of Nevada, Member 
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore 
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member 
  • Defense Research Institute, Member 
  • Arizona Health Care Association, Public Policy Committee, 2008-Present 

Civic/Community Associations

  • Professional Board of Directors of Generation Justice, Vice President, 2018
  • Arizona Legal Center, Volunteer Attorney, 2016-Present 

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2018 
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2017 
  • Listed, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers2011 
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell 

Presentations & Publications

  • “Newman v. Select Specialty Hospital: A Game Changer,” Co-Presenter, Arizona Leading Age Annual Conference & Expo, June 2017
  • Moderator, Arizona Health Care Association’s Strive for 5 Forum: Legal Game Changers, February 2017
  • “Overview of the Litigation Landscape in Arizona,” Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association’s Strive for 5 Forum: All Things Legal, April 2016
  • “15 Attorneys Share Their Expert Witness Horror Stories,” Contributor, The Expert Institute, January 2016
  • “Scottsdale Wound Management Guide,” Contributing Author, Wound Assessment: Documentation, 2015 
  • “Question and Answer With Leading Arizona Nursing Home Attorneys,” Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association Annual Conference, August 2015
  • “Just in Case there is a Case: A Mock Deposition,” Co-Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association 2014 Spring Leadership Conference, April 2014
  • “Rapid Fire Drill  – AZ Case Law Updates,” Presenter, JSH Seminar, October 2013 
  • “Medical Documentation From the Perspective of the Law,” Co-Presenter, Rehabilitation Integrated Networking Group, October 2013 
  • “Medical Documentation,” Presenter, Southwest Risk Services’ Best Practices Roundtable, May 2013 
  • “Clinical Documentation: Legal and Ethical Obligations and Implications,” Co-Presenter, Southwest Behavioral Health, March 2013
  • “Medical Malpractice Issues in Telemedicine,” Presenter, Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Southwest Chapter Conference, May 2012 
  • “Keeping it Legal…Hot Topics on the Horizon,” Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association’s Annual Conference, April 2011
  • “In your Defense…Ask An Attorney,” Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association Annual Conference, 2010
  • “Inside the Minds: Elder Law Health Care Strategies,” Co-Author, Boston: Aspatore Books, 2008 
  • “Ask an Attorney: A Forum on Law and Long Term Care,” Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association Annual Conference, 2008 
  • “Nursing Home Litigation: Past, Present and Future,” Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association Annual Conference, 2007
  • “Nursing Home Litigation: Getting It From All Sides,” Author, JSH Reporter, 2007 
  • “Medical/Legal Issues in Geriatrics,” Presenter, Arizona Geriatrics Society Annual Symposium, 2006 
  • “The Long Term Care Profession Under Attack in Arizona,” Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association Annual Conference, 2005 
  • “Nursing Home Litigation,” Presenter, Arizona Chamber of Commerce Health Care Summit, 2004 
  • “Nursing Home Litigation,” Presenter, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2003
  • “Arizona’s Elder Abuse Statute,” Presenter, MICA, 2000 
  • “Medical Malpractice and Elder Abuse Claims: Can They Coexist?” Author, International Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter, 2000

Education

Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2015
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 1994
University of Arizona B.S., Business Administration, magna cum laude, 1990 

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1996  
Nevada (Inactive), 1994 
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona 
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada