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Jay Cohen Presents Cy Pres Award to Legal Aid

August 2, 2022 | by | Firm News |Jay Cohen |

On July 29th, Jay Cohen was pleased and honored to present a $350,000 cy pres award to the Legal Aid Services of Broward and Collier counties. The funds will be used to support Legal Aid’s daily operations and efforts to make legal representation available to people who are otherwise unable…

Legal Aid’s 2022 Attorney of the Year – Jay Cohen

May 6, 2022 | by | Firm News |Jay Cohen |

Jay Cohen was recently named Attorney of the Year by Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS). This award is presented to attorneys who have gone above and beyond to support Legal Aid’s mission to provide services to communities with little financial wherewithal for legal recourse. Jay was recognized due…

Jay Cohen Named FLABOTA’s 2021 Trial Lawyer of the Year

August 9, 2021 | by | Jay Cohen |

Jay Cohen was named 2021 Trial Lawyer of the Year at the 23rd Annual Awards Banquet and Board Installation of the Florida Chapter of the America Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA). While his list of accolades and accomplishments are nearly infinite, 2020 was certainly the year of Jay Cohen. A…

Jay Cohen Elected a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers

December 22, 2020 | by | Jay Cohen |

Jay Cohen was nominated and accepted as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. The law society’s invite-only membership consists of only 750 lawyers across the country. Prospective members are evaluated by their peers and by judges they have appeared in front of. Only lawyers deemed to be “outstanding…

Jay Cohen Appointed to Safe Return Task Force

April 22, 2020 | by | Jay Cohen |

On Tuesday, Florida Supreme Court Chief Judge Charles Canady named Jay Cohen to the 17-member task force that will develop recommendations for the gradual safe return of Florida courts to pre-coronavirus outbreak operations.  The group is tasked with, among other things, identifying proceedings that could be resolved through remote technology…

Jay Cohen Files Motion for Protective Order on Behalf of Parkland Student

November 26, 2019 | by | Jay Cohen |

Jay Cohen has brought a Motion for Protective Order on behalf of his client, a Parkland school student who witnessed the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, resulting in significant stress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The motion seeks to prevent his client from being required to…

Jay Cohen Interviewed by CBS News Regarding Parkland Shooting Lawsuits

April 12, 2019 | by | Jay Cohen |

Jay Cohen was recently interviewed by CBS News regarding lawsuits filed against the Broward County school district and the sheriff’s office by the Parkland shooting survivors and family members of those killed in the mass shooting. The story covers efforts by survivors and their attorneys to urge the Florida legislature…

SFLG 2019 Top Lawyers and Top Up and Comers

March 14, 2019 | by | Jay Cohen |Rudwin Ayala |

Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, P.A is pleased to announce that Jay Cohen was recently recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide as a “Top Lawyer” for 2019. Rudwin Ayala was also recognized as a “Top Up and Comer” in the 2019 publication. South Florida Legal Guide is a widely respected…

CBA Partners Named Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 16, 2018 | by | Jay Cohen |Rudwin Ayala |

Jay Cohen and Rudy Ayala have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Personal Injury – Plaintiffs. Jay Cohen is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates recognized by Super Lawyers, Florida’s Legal Elite as well as Best Lawyers…

Hospital Discharge of Homeless Patients

May 17, 2018 | by | Jay Cohen |

Jay Cohen recently appeared on Local 10 News to discuss the sad reality of homeless members of our community being discharged from hospitals without having received the treatment and therapies they need to heal and better themselves. Mr. Cohen discussed the legal obligations of hospitals to ensure that those individuals…