Since 1991, Jay M. Cohen has served as a privately retained
mediator in almost 5,000 commercial disputes litigated in the State
and Federal Courts of Florida and throughout the United States.
Cohen, a native of Philadelphia, PA, spent the first 23 years
of his legal career as a trial lawyer. Since 1991, he has limited
his practice exclusively to alternative dispute resolution, particularly
He is a member of the Florida Bar Association Grievance Mediation
panel and was selected by the Judicial Relations Committee of the
Orange County Bar Association to deal with disputes between the
judiciary and the trial bar. He was a founding member of the American
College of Civil Trial Mediators.
He is a regular lecturer on the subjects of mediation, negotiation,
alternative dispute resolution and managing the dispute resolution
process to undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities,
and for professional organizations.
Cohen served as Chairman of the Winter Park Planning and Zoning
Commission for six years, and has taught at the Crummer Graduate
School of Business at Rollins College for 12 years.
He has been repeatedly recognized by his fellow lawyers, who
regularly name him as one of the top mediators in national, state-wide,
and local publications.