Gregory Cohen is an Associate in the Construction Defect Litigation Practice Group of Messner Reeves LLP and has defended and protected the interests of large residential home builders and developers in Northern California since 2004. Mr. Cohen has also handled employment matters for private clients in both State and Federal Court.
Mr. Cohen’s practice focuses on the representation of large developers and builders, in all aspects of construction litigation claims including claims for defective construction, insurance coverage disputes, and personal injury matters. The majority of Mr. Cohen’s practice involves large, multi-million dollar, complex matters brought by both individual homeowners and homeowners associations concerning allegations of construction deficiencies, including a recent precedent-setting construction industry case that will have long-term repercussion on how participants write construction indemnity clauses. As part of his work in these areas, Mr. Cohen has participated in all aspects of litigation, including expert and percipient witness depositions, discovery matters, law and motion, mediation, trial preparation and trial.
Mr. Cohen was born in Santa Monica, California on October 31, 1975 and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Minor in Sports Management.
In 2002, Mr. Cohen received his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Cohen served as Comments Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review. Mr. Cohen was also the recipient of a Law Faculty Scholarship from Santa Clara Law School, awarded to students based on their academic achievements.
Mr. Cohen is a member of the California State Bar, and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts. Mr. Cohen has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and is a member of Santa Clara County Bar Association.
In his spare time, Mr. Cohen enjoys spending time with his wife Hillary, daughter Harper, and managing and playing baseball in the San Jose Men’s Senior Baseball League.
- J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2002
- B.A., History, University of California Santa Barbara 1997
- Santa Clara County Bar Association
- State Bar of California