Provided by Joseph Cohen
Joe Cohen’s practice focuses on handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases arising from allegations of products liability (including pharmaceutical products), chemical and substance exposure, general negligence, and commercial litigation. Joe also provides individual representation to employees (current and former) of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers as defendants and witnesses in civil litigation and as Witnesses and Subjects in investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and various states’ Attorneys Generals.
Joe served on the Board of Directors of DRI and in various leadership roles for the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), including currently serving as chair of the Drug, Device, and Biotech Committee and past chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and past chair of the Membership Committee. In 2019, Joe received the DRI Sheryl J. Willert Pioneer Diversity Award, recognizing a DRI member in a law firm or corporation who has demonstrated that he or she embraces, celebrates and applies inclusion and participation of a diverse people whereby the legal profession, community and society is a better place in which to live and work.
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, cum laude, 1991
B.A., Northwestern University, 1988
Joseph Cohen of Porter Hedges LLP garners praise for his expert representation of former senior company employees in large MDLs and mass torts, as well as acting for clients facing personal injury claims.
"He is very thorough and responsive. Joe is definitely someone you want on your side in the heat of battle." "He navigates legal and ethical issues flawlessly, works collegially and deftly represents individuals in a wide array of sensitive litigation." "Joe is an excellent lawyer and a talented strategist."