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Steven Cohn


About Steven Cohn

Steven Cohn has focused his career on representing plaintiffs. His practice is focused on representing injury victims and survivors nationwide in product liability and complex personal injury litigation.

He has litigated a wide array of cases against numerous manufacturers, employers, landowners, and negligent third-parties, with numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cohn was an associate at another nationwide plaintiffs’ firm in New York working on complex class action and injury cases, and he is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Cohn is also a former law clerk to the Honorable William J. Martinez of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Mr. Cohn has been actively involved in representing plaintiffs in the area of mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. He has represented plaintiffs in the Philadelphia Mass Tort Program (MTP) In Re: Denture Cream Litigation and as well the In Re: Denture Cream Product Liability Litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of Florida. These cases involved plaintiffs who suffered hematological and neurological injuries from denture creams containing zinc. Mr. Cohn has also represented clients injured by defective hip and knee implants in various state and federal courts across the country, including the Smith & Nephew R3 artificial hip implant mass tort litigation in Tennessee state court, which resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries for plaintiffs. Mr. Cohn represents clients in the General Motors vehicle ignition switch defect MDL in the Southern District of New York, and represented various plaintiffs on fuel gel explosion and pressure cooker explosion cases across the country.

Mr. Cohn further represents clients who are the survivors of sexual assault as minors in various venues across the county.

Prior to joining Chaffin Luhana, Mr. Cohn practiced at another nationwide plaintiff’s firm in New York. During his time with that firm, he focused on securities fraud, consumer fraud, and antitrust litigation. He also handled vehicle design defect cases in the In Re: Ford Motor Company E-350 Van Products Liability Litigation (II). He further represented the lead plaintiff in the In Re: Citigroup Inc. Securities Litigation, a class action involving collateralized debt obligations fraud, which settled for $590 million.

Mr. Cohn resides with his wife in New Jersey. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and traveling.

As an attorney with Chaffin Luhana LLP, Mr. Cohn has continued to be a supporter through the Chaffin Luhana Foundation of Operation Smile, which provides life-changing surgery to children in need who are born with cleft lips or cleft palates.

Select Successes

  • $590 million class settlement against Citigroup Inc. on behalf of investors
  • $3.8 million product liability settlement
  • $2 million settlement for woman burned by gel fuel
  • $1.25 million product liability settlement 
  • $750,000 sexual assault settlement
  • $725,000 settlement for injury from a defective hip implant
  • $475,000 product liability settlement
  • $400,000 injured worker settlement
  • $330,000 trucking crash injury settlement

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York

Deputy Chief
Intellectual Property Crime Unit
New York County District Attorney’s Office 

Assistant District Attorney 
New York County District Attorney’s Office 

Honorable William J. Martinez
United States District Court,
District of Colorado

Northwestern University School of Law
J.D., 2004

    • Bluhm Legal Clinic
    • Center for Juvenile Justice and Wrongful Convictions

The Johns Hopkins University
B.A., 1998

  • American Association for Justice
  • New York Bar Association
  • Injury Board
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