Joshua Cohn focuses his practice on handling high-conflict litigation, including criminal defense (federal, state and municipal courts), commercial disputes and family disagreements (divorce, custody and domestic violence), as well as several other types of matters. The breadth of Joshua's background enables him to handle these types of cases.

Upon completion of a federal court clerkship for the Hon. Alfred M. Wolin, Joshua began his career working for a large Wall Street law firm. He returned to New Jersey in 1990 where he served as an Assistant Prosecutor handling both trials and appeals in the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office for close to four years. After this successful tour of duty in the Prosecutor's Office, he joined Cohn Lifland in 1994. Josh has served as public defender in the Saddle Brook Municipal Court and Defense Counsel on The Criminal Justice Act Panel.

In addition to handling a full caseload, Joshua also serves as a Barrister in the Morris Pashman Inn of Court, and as a panelist on the Passaic County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel. He is also an active participant within the Federal Criminal Justice Act Program. Joshua taught as an adjunct faculty member at the Seton Hall University School of Law from 1991 to 1997.

  • American Bar Association, member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, member
  • Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, member
  • Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers®, Family Law, 2006-2021.  This award is conferred by Thomson Reuters*
  • Selected to the list of Bergen County's “Top Lawyers,” in Family Law and Criminal Defense, 2018-2020.  The award is conferred by Bergen magazine*

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