Gross McGinley LLP


Samuel E. Cohen


Samuel E. Cohen focuses his practice on commercial litigation, employment litigation, and business disputes. He provides creative, effective, and cost efficient legal services to individuals, small businesses, large corporations, and municipalities in transactions, employment matters, product warranties, and zoning disputes. His honest and straightforward style have resulted in building long-term relationships with his clients. In addition to litigating disputes, Sam frequently consults with his business clients on managing risk and litigation avoidance tactics. Sam currently serves as Assistant Solicitor to Lehigh County.


He has litigated matters on behalf of businesses across a wide variety of industries including insurance, construction, banking, retail, real estate, media and publishing, and health care. Sam has successfully litigated claims founded in breach of contract, employment discrimination, and premise liability defense, to name a few. He also pursues civil litigation matters on behalf of individuals and business clients in the area of debt collections and tax assessment appeals.

Sam is experienced in appellate briefing and also devotes a portion of his practice to serving as local counsel in cases involving parties based in outside regions. Following law school and prior to joining Gross McGinley, Sam served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Ronald L. Buckwalter in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Sam was selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists from 2014-2019, a distinction reserved for no more than 2.5% of young attorneys in Pennsylvania. In 2019, he was honored as one of Lehigh Valley Business‘s Forty Under 40, an award recognizing young professionals who are making an impact within their companies and in the business community. Sam also was named one of the Lehigh Valley’s “Finest Under Forty” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2013.

Areas of Practice



  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Colgate University, B.A., 2002

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Lehigh County Arbitrator
  • Northampton County Arbitrator
  • Donald E. Wieand Barrister’s Inn
  • Lehigh County Assistant Solicitor
  • Lehigh Valley Clubmen’s Association, Past Solicitor
  • Upper Milford Township Zoning, Hearing Board, Alternate Member

Community Involvement



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