Criminal Defense Attorney standing in front of his diploma, affiliations, and awards
Criminal Defense Attorney standing in front of his diploma, affiliations, and awards


Mark I. Cohen began his legal career in 1985 as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of The Honorable Mario Merola, Bronx County District Attorney where he served as a trial attorney in the White Collar Crime, Rackets and Investigation Division.


Thereafter, Mr. Cohen was an associate attorney with Mound Cotton & Wollan, a prestigious litigation firm in Manhattan where he handled a variety of complex fraud matters and defended international corporations and criminal defendants.


In late 1990, Mr. Cohen left Mound Cotton & Wollan to start the Law Office of Mark I. Cohen, his own Criminal Defense practice in Manhattan. By 1995, Mr. Cohen became a member of Cohen, Frankel & Ruggiero, LLP, a boutique Criminal Defense and Real Estate firm, and has been in partnership with Peter M. Frankel, Esq. and Louis J. Ruggiero, Esq. since then.


Mr. Cohen handles criminal and corporate investigations and criminal litigation in the United States District Courts and New York State Courts. He also represents clients in administrative litigation proceedings against a variety of United States, New York State and New York City agencies. Mr. Cohen is fluent in Spanish. The NYC Criminal Defense Attorney has also received much recognition in the press.

Professional Development:



Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

State University of New York at Binghamton



Juris Doctor

Hofstra University



Admitted to practice in New York State



Admitted to practice in United States District Courts

Southern and Eastern Districts of New York



  • American Bar Association, 1986 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 1991 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 1991 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • New York City Criminal Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, 1991 - Present

Emergency Contact


We are available 24 hours to provide all necessary criminal defense services.


If you or someone you know has been arrested, please call/text Mr. Cohen on his emergency number 917-414-8585 or email


Hablamos Español

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Mark I. Cohen
New York City Criminal Defense Attorney

20 Vesey Street
Suite 1200

New York, NY 10007


Phone: (Hablamos Español)
(Emergency/New Arrest only)

Office Hours:
Monday through Saturday by appointment 212-732-0002
Emergency assistance 24 hours daily 917-414-8585


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