Dedicated Trial Lawyer Reappointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Harrisburg, Pa.) - Stewart L. Cohen, of the Philadelphia law firm Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., has been reappointed to his second, three-year term with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Cohen, an experienced trial lawyer, represents clients across the country in a variety of individual and class action cases.

Stewart L. Cohen
Stewart L. Cohen

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and consists of 13 members, of whom 11 are attorneys and two are non-lawyers, from across the state. The Board assists the Supreme Court in carrying out its exclusive jurisdiction over the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The members meet regularly to decide cases, policies and board administrative matters.

"It’s an honor to be reappointed to the Board,” says Cohen. “The work we do is important, both to the public and to our profession. It has been a pleasure to serve the last three years with such distinguished members and I look forward to my next term.”

After obtaining his law degree from Temple University School of Law, Cohen was admitted to the Pennsylvania and New York Bar Associations. He practices before the United States District Courts in the Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Court of Appeals; the Third Circuit Court; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2010, Cohen is included again in the Best Lawyers of America, the oldest peer-review legal publication. He received the "Distinguished Alumni" award from his alma mater, Pennsylvania State University, where he recently gave a graduation speech. Cohen was also an adjunct law professor at Widener University School of Law for 10 years.

In addition to his prior experience as a Board member for the Disciplinary Board, Cohen was a member and Chair of the Board’s Hearing Committee. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Not only is Cohen very involved in legal associations, but he is also dedicated to advocating for people with disabilities. He is the founding Board Member and former president of the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, and Vice President of the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Philadelphia and Vicinity.

About the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

The Disciplinary Board's goals are to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania. The Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. For more information about the Disciplinary Board, please visit

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