Samuel E. Cohen


I strive to advise clients and achieve their goals in a thorough, yet efficient and practical manner.

Samuel E. Cohen focuses his practice on commercial litigation, employment litigation, and business disputes. He is the co-chair of the firm’s Litigation practice group and 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 has resulted in building long-term relationships with his clients. 

Clients across a wide variety of industries including insurance, construction, banking, retail, real estate, media and publishing, and health care are represented by Sam. He has successfully litigated claims founded in breach of contract, employment discrimination, and premise liability defense, and he helps clients pursue civil litigation matters in the areas of debt collection and tax assessment appeals.

In addition to litigating disputes, Sam frequently consults with his business clients on managing risk and litigation avoidance tactics. He also supports the firm’s municipal clients and currently serves as Assistant Solicitor to Lehigh County.

From 2020 to 2023, Sam was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for his accomplishments as a business litigator. Previously, he was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2014-2019, a distinction reserved for no more than 2.5% of young attorneys in Pennsylvania.

Within the community, Sam serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Pennsylvania Rivers chapter. 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. 

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Colgate University, B.A., 2002
  • 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, Member
  • Lehigh Law Journal Committee Chair
  • American Red Cross, Pennsylvania Rivers Chapter, Board Member
  • Moravian Academy Alumni Board, Former Member and Past President
  • Lehigh Valley Arts Council, Former Board of Directors
  • LVHN, Former Board of Associates
  • Allentown Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member
  • Moravian Academy Board of Trustees, Former Trustee
  • Brookside Country Club, Former Board Member
  • Successfully gained the City of Allentown Zoning Hearing Board’s approval of the Hispanic American Organization’s proposal to offer Drug and Alcohol counseling services at their location on west Walnut Street in Allentown.
  • Successfully represented building owner before the Allentown Zoning Hearing Board, obtaining requested relief that would allow a new tenant even though the existing parking lot does not have enough spaces according to the City’s zoning ordinance. Relief was granted based on the fact that the hours of operation for the new and existing tenant complimented each other.
  • Obtained favorable verdict, following a two-week jury trial, for an employee who was subjected to gender and disability discrimination in the workplace.
  • Represented a landlord in enforcing the provisions of a lease when tenant claimed the property was inhabitable based on certain zoning classifications. Achieved a favorable verdict following a bench trial.
  • 2020-2024 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2014-2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • 2019 Lehigh Valley Business Forty Under 40
  • 2017 Lehigh Valley Select Lawyers, Lehigh Valley Style Magazine2017 Local Legal Leaders, Lehigh Valley Magazine
  • 2014 Clubman of the Year, Lehigh Valley Clubmen’s Association
  • 2013 Lehigh Valley’s Finest Under Forty, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania