On June 16, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA) elected Lawrence Cohan of Anapol Weiss as the new President of the organization.
For more than 50 years, PTLA has sought to protect the rights of all individuals, and it has become a growing force in the community. The organization is made up of more than 1,000 trial lawyers who aim to preserve the legal system and create new laws to protect the rights of the community.
“Because of the Trial Lawyers, the workplace in Pennsylvania is safer,” Cohan said. “Products are safer because manufacturers know we hold them responsible, and perhaps we have also helped make it safer to be a patient in a hospital in Pennsylvania.”
As a shareholder at Anapol Weiss, Cohan focuses his practice on medical malpractice lawsuits, asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits, and other personal injury matters. He is also a vaccine attorney who settles claims before the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program on behalf of victims of rare vaccine adverse reactions.
Mr. Cohan has obtained multimillion-dollar jury verdicts in toxic tort and medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He was recognized by Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers as 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions. He was also named a Top 100 Pennsylvania Attorney and Top 100 Philadelphia Attorney in the 2014 Edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. He has been included in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers publications every year since 2004.