Daniel E. Cohen

Attorney and Counselor at Law


Daniel E. Cohen is a trial and appellate lawyer with over 27 years of experience in handling complex matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He also has extensive arbitration experience. At The Cullen Law Firm, Mr. Cohen has specialized in representing plaintiffs in various class actions in federal courts throughout the country.

Mr. Cohen served as law clerk to Judge John Lewis Smith Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and as staff attorney for the Kentucky Supreme Court. He also served as Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Mr. Cohen’s achievements have included:

  • Judgments and settlements in excess of $50 million
  • False Claims Act case of first impression authorizing suit against government contractor for fraudulently underbidding a $400 million contract with U.S. Air Force.  Hooper v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 688 F. 3d 1037 (9th Cir. 2012).
  • Successfully represented plaintiff in civil rights action against Minnesota State Patrol resulting in landmark Fourth Amendment ruling and attorneys fee award of $1.6 million.  OOIDA v. Dunaski, 812 F.Supp.2d 994, 997 (D. Minn 2011).
  • Represented class in recovering $4.5 million in California Wage and Hour arbitration.
  • Recovery of $30 million in insurance proceeds for client in a nationwide class-action products liability litigation
  • Recovery in excess of $1 million from debtor in bankruptcy proceeding.
  • Recovery of damages and injunctive relief in class actions brought under various federal statutes and regulations
  • Representation of Enron employees in Congressional, DOJ and SEC investigations and litigation
  • Representation of construction contractors in numerous multi-million dollar construction disputes
  • Representation in complex federal statutory and regulatory proceedings involving Whistleblower, Transportation, Customs, SEC, CFTC, Internet, Trademark law. Representative cases include MG Refining & Marketing, Inc. v. Knight Enterprises, 25 F. Supp. 2d 175 (S.D.N.Y.1998); Washington Speakers Bureau, Inc. v. Leading Authorities, Inc., 33 F. Supp. 2d 488 (E.D. Va. 1999).
  • Representation in numerous complex contract dispute matters

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Class-Action Litigation
  • Transportation Law
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Labor Law/Wage and Hour litigation
  • False Claims Act Litigation
  • Federal Regulatory Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Construction Law

Admissions & Certificates

  • Virginia, 1992
  • Maryland, 2004
  • District of Columbia, 1988
  • Kentucky, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Virginia


  • Kentucky Chase College of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Honors: Law Review Member; American Jurisprudence Highest Grade Award, Torts II
  • University of Louisville B.A., 1982, Political Science, With Honors