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Former Prosecutor

Respected NYC Criminal Attorney

Fluent in Spanish

Attorney Cohen
NYC Criminal Defense, Differently. An Experienced Defense:

For over 28 years, Mark I. Cohen has defended those accused of crimes in the New York City area and surrounding counties. His is a career built upon providing exceptional criminal defense, in the most complicated and routine cases. From the inception of his practice in 1990, he has provided his guaranteed best effort in every client's case.

Mr. Cohen’s criminal defense experience and personal approach to every case are your biggest assets when facing criminal charge(s). Attorney Mark I. Cohen is tough, reliable, prepared and highly respected.

A Personal Approach:

Every criminal case presents different issues and your case will be handled by Mr. Cohen as his top priority. He listens and asks probing questions to develop the best strategy for your defense. Whether yours is a bribery, assault or white collar criminal defense case, Mr. Cohen's results are based upon his personal attention to each case. His successful results in and out of the courtroom have established a client base more than a quarter-century old.

A Positive Outcome:

The process of defending a criminal case is stressful and complex for the client, friends and family. Mr. Cohen is accessible and keeps his clients informed of all important developments in their cases. Mr. Cohen has achieved successful outcomes in a wide variety of cases including mail and insurance fraud, computer crimes and narcotics/trafficking offenses.

As you face New York State or federal criminal charges, you need Mark I. Cohen to provide you with the outstanding representation you desire in the defense of your case.

Criminal Charges in New York State Courts

As a former NYC prosecutor, Mark Cohen provides a comprehensive and informed defense to theft and larcenies, drug possession, weapons crimes, and other criminal offenses in New York.

Criminal Charges in United States Courts

Attorney Mark Cohen has handled some of metro NYC’s toughest federal cases, such as defense to insurance or health fraud, computer crimes, and other white-collar offenses in New York and New Jersey.

Corporate Investigations

Skilled in evidence, due diligence, and investigation, our office provides thorough advice during the process of a corporate investigation into money laundering, fraud, and similar situations.

Federal & New York State Regulatory Defense

Mr. Cohen also represents individuals and businesses in the defense of a variety of United States, New York State and New York City Administrative Agency licensing and disciplinary actions. If you are looking for a NYC Criminal Defense Attorney, please reach out to him today.

Mark I. Cohen

NYC Criminal Attorney

New York City Criminal Defense Lawyer Mark I. Cohen is highly respected throughout the United States and New York State criminal justice systems for his aggressive pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients.

For more than 28 years, Mr. Cohen has provided exceptional Criminal Defense Legal Services to individuals and businesses in pre-arrest investigations and post-arrest cases. In the United States District Courts, Mr. Cohen regularly defends cases throughout New York and New Jersey and has handled cases in Virginia, New Hampshire, and Florida.

Where Mark I. Cohen  practices in the New York State System:

  • New York
  • Kings
  • Queens
  • Bronx
  • Richmond
  • Nassau/Suffolk
  • Westchester
  • Rockland
  • Albany

Mr. Cohen also represents individuals and businesses in the defense of a variety of United States, New York State and New York City Administrative Agency licensing and disciplinary actions.

Practice Specialties

Criminal Attorney Practices in New York City

  • White Collar Crimes
  • Fraud Offenses
  • Credit Card Crimes
  • Narcotics Offenses
  • Money Laundering Crimes
  • Automobile Crimes
  • Identity Theft / Immigration / Passport Crimes
  • RICO and Enterprise Corruption Offenses
  • Domestic Violence Crimes
  • Assault, Robbery and Burglary Crimes
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) / Driving While Impaired (DWAI) / Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DWUI)
  • Grand Jury Investigations
  • DATS and Summonses
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The New York Criminal Bar Association
Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2017
Avvo Reviews Mark L. Cohen
Lawyers Of Distinction 2018


"... Mr. Cohen's effort... in everything he has done before the Court, is A-Plus... [R]ecently, in another case... [before me], the result he achieved for his client... was quite impressive." Honorable Kenneth M. Karas, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.


"So I have very sophisticated counsel here and, Mr. Cohen, [your client] is very fortunate in having you as his attorney, and I hope he appreciates that." – Quote from the Honorable Denise L. Cote, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, on May 9, 2014.


"As Mark Cohen, a defense lawyer who has tried cases throughout the city and was a prosecutor in the Bronx, pointed out, there is a saying among defense lawyers in New York." – As provided in the New York Times City Room Blog.

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