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Jake Cohen - California personal injury lawyer at Bisnar Chase.

Jake Cohen

California Personal Injury Lawyer Jake Cohen

Jake Cohen is a California personal injury lawyer and trial attorney at Bisnar Chase. His practice focuses on catastrophic consumer and injury cases including auto accidents, falls, dog bites, defective products, and wrongful death. He is a passionate advocate and has won millions of dollars for his clients while being recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

A Top-Rated Plaintiff Attorney

Jake Cohen is a practicing first-chair trial attorney at Bisnar Chase who deals with civil litigation cases for plaintiffs and consumers. Above all, his mission is to make a difference in the lives of his clients.

That can mean helping one person at a time as a fearless jury trial advocate. It could also involve helping people on a wider scale by obtaining verdicts against exploitative corporations, forcing them into better practices.

Jake is always ready to put his skills to use to protect the rights of his clients and make the world a safer place.

Most of the cases he handles involve serious accidents and injuries. These include (but are not limited to) car crashes and other auto incidents, dog attacks, trip or slip-and-fall injuries, and dangerous and defective products.

Background and Education

Jake grew up in Venice Beach, California, and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in political science. He then graduated Cum Laude with his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.

He has worked full-time from the age of 16 until he completed law school to finance his education. Jake’s various roles included working as a personal trainer, in restaurants, and in hospitality.

Jake takes great satisfaction from balancing the scales of justice. He said: “I believe in holding wrongdoers accountable and forcing them to compensate those they injure. I get the chance to fight for victims, as well as deterring future misconduct, making the world a safer place.”

Professional Legal Experience

Jake Cohen is licensed to practice law in California and Nevada. His first legal experience came as a law clerk with a criminal defense firm. However, after passing the bar, he committed himself to plaintiff-side litigation, supporting clients who had suffered serious injuries.

Throughout his career so far, he has recovered millions of dollars for personal injury victims, developing his skills as an accomplished jury trial lawyer.

Whether helping individuals or groups of people under a class action, Jake is passionate about fighting for justice for those who have been wronged. He is dedicated to providing aggressive representation, acting as a voice for his clients, and standing up to insurance companies and exploitative corporations.

Described as bold, confident, and with a relentless work ethic in honing his legal skills, Jake has a track record of building cases using intelligent and creative strategies and thrives in front of a jury at trial.

He is excited to help clients across California as part of the Bisnar Chase team.

Some of Jake’s Verdicts and Settlements

Award Amount Case Details
  • $11,000,000
  • Commercial truck accident: A crash into a residential property resulting in crush injuries
  • $10,000,000
  • Negligence - Restaurant fire
  • $3,000,000
  • Construction worker run over by a forklift - TBI and crush injuries
  • $1,000,000
  • Wrongful death caused by negligent medical transportation.
  • $800,000.00
  • Premises Liability - Dog attack
  • $600,000.00
  • Rear-end motor vehicle accident
  • $500,000.00
  • Premises Liability - Dog Bite
  • $500,000.00
  • Premises Liability - Broken Ankle
  • $300,000.00
  • Premises Liability - Minor Swimming Injury

    Legal Associations and Honors

    Jake’s achievements and results have been recognized with a series of top titles. He has been selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list each year since 2020, has been published in the CAALA Advocate magazine, and selected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

    He is also part of several legal organizations that allow him to develop and share his knowledge and experience with peers. These include:

    • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).
    • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA).
    • The American Association for Justice (AAJ).
    • The American Bar Association (ABA).
    • Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG).
    • United States District Courts of California.

    Visit Jake Cohen’s California State Bar Profile here.

    Jake Cohen featured article Advocate magazine 2023

    Jake Cohen featured article in Oct, 2023 Advocate Magazine

    Trial lawyer Jake Cohen discusses Costsco’s defense traps in great detail. The article discusses the challenges and strategies involved in litigating slip-and-fall cases against Costco.

    It highlights that Costco often forces plaintiffs to go through the entire litigation process before agreeing to a reasonable settlement, usually not until their motion for summary judgment is denied.

    It Emphasizes the importance of handling a slip-and-fall case against Costco meticulously from the outset to make it viable. This includes understanding Costco’s strategies and being prepared to counter them effectively.

    Read Jake’s article.

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    Awards and Honors

    • Graduated Cum Laude, Dean’s List, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    • Selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Published in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Advocate Magazine
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2020-2024
    • Member of CAOC, CAALA, AAJ, ABA, AIEG
    • 2024 National Trial Lawyers Top 100

    Client Reviews

    Bisnar Chase Google Review - Lena

    I wasn’t sure if I needed a personal injury attorney because I’d never been in a car accident before. I assumed I’d just go straight through the other driver’s insurance but that quickly became a nightmare. I spent months fighting over the simplest of issues about my case, which was 100% the other driver’s fault. I hired Bisnar Chase to see if they could just take it over for me. I was really impressed with how much they communicated everything to me! I suddenly started getting calls from the insurance company, imagine that. My final settlement was 6 times what I asked for to begin with. Everyone I dealt with was really involved in what was best for me, not the insurance.

    Lena Murillo
    Bisnar Chase Reviews

    Bisnar Chase has been amazing with me through my lawsuit. I felt real compassion for my case and I was given their very best to make sure I was well taken care of. In addition to the great service given during my case, Bisnar Chase helped me get my son to his invited USA Football Team camp in Texas. They immediately offered to help fund the trip and are so supportive of his journey. I felt Kristi is just as excited for him as I am with this opportunity. Kristi has been an absolute delight to talk with. Bisnar Chase is more than I ever expected I could get in an attorney. I would recommend them to anyone!

    Christina Del Real
    Bisnar Chase Google Review

    Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I can’t really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as well as I could have hoped.

    P. Montgomery
    Bisnar Chase Review - Natalie

    I’m so impressed with this law firm. I lost my mother because of a seat defect when she was rear-ended in an auto accident and Bisnar Chase stepped up and took our case. The staff is wonderful and Brian Chase took his time explaining everything via phone with me. I’m honored to have the best of the best working on our family’s behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats. I look forward to working with this firm and am hopeful for a positive outcome. Thank you so much, Brian Chase. I know you will work your hardest on this case. God Bless you.

    Natalie C.

    Case Results

    • 1


      Consumer Class Action

    • 2


      Motor Vehicle Accident

    • 3


      Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

    • 4


      Motorcycle Accident

    • 5


      Defective Seatback

    • 6


      Bicycle Accident