Philip M. Cohen, Esq.
Education: San Diego State University (B.A. 1969) || University of California at Los Angeles Law School (J.D. 1972) Member Law Review
Professional Affiliations: Admitted to the California State Bar in 1972 || San Diego County Bar Association || Consumer Attorneys of California || Consumer Attorneys of San Diego || California Applicants Attorney Association (Speaker, San Diego Chapter, North County Bar Association)
Professional Experience: Defenders Program of San Diego – 1973- March 1978 || Law Offices of Philip M. Cohen APC – Executive Attorney and Owner, 1978-Present
Certifications: Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by the California State Bar
Marianne S. Johnson, Esq.
Education: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo B.A., Cum Laude, 1984 || UC, Hastings College Of The Law J.D. 1988.
Professional Affiliations: State Bar of California, 1988 – present || Admitted to U.S. District Court for Southern and Central Districts, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. || Member, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego || published article on the Expedited Jury Trial Act for Trial Bar News, August 2011.
Professional Experience: Law Offices of Anton N. Handal – Associate Attorney, 1992-1997 || Thorsnes, Bartolotta, McGuire & Padilla – Associate Attorney, 1987-1991 || Law Offices of Philip M. Cohen – Senior Associate Attorney, December 1997-present
Extensive plaintiff’s personal injury practice for a variety of clients, in settlement of claims, litigation and trial, including auto accidents, slip and fall, premises liability, medical malpractice, insurance issues, and workers compensation.
Jury verdict in excess of $120,000. Settlement in tractor-trailer collision for $500,000. Settlement of pedestrian wrongful death for $225,000
Deborah A. Hollingsworth, APC of counsel
Education: University of California-Santa Barbara (B.A. 1973) San Diego State University- Teaching Credential Western State University Law School (J.D. 1985) Member Law Review American Juris Prudence Awards- Evidence, Trusts, Corporations, Constitutional Law
Professional Affiliations: Admitted California State Bar 1985 California Applicants Attorney Association
Professional Experience: City of San Diego City Attorney 1985-2006 Deputy City Attorney – Criminal Division, Civil Litigation Division, and Workers Compensation || Law Office of Philip Cohen, A.P.C. – Private Practice, February 2006-present
Certifications: Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation By the State Bar of California since 2005