Cohen, Justin L.

Focusing on complex commercial litigation, Justin Cohen counsels clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels and in private arbitration. He has represented health care, energy, hospitality, technology, and construction companies as well as municipalities, manufacturers, and entities in a wide range of other industries.   

Justin applies his leadership skills as President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado, and he is also involved with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Along with his roles in those organizations and another non-profit board, his community involvement includes extensive pro bono work. He routinely assists domestic violence victims in obtaining civil protection orders and helped improve working conditions for Peruvian sheepherders on the western slopes.

Prior to joining the firm, Justin served as an extern for Judges Ed Moss and Scott Crabtree of the 17th Judicial District.

Representative Matters
  • Successfully represented one of the largest health insurance companies in the country in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Sherman Act and Colorado Antitrust Act. Asserted counterclaims under the Sherman Act, Colorado Antitrust Act, Colorado Consumer Protection Act, and ERISA, in addition to various tort claims.

  • Successfully represented the Colorado Oil and Gas Association in litigation against the cities of Lafayette, Fort Collins, and Longmont regarding bans or moratoria on hydraulic fracturing activities, prevailing on summary judgment in each matter. This litigation involved precedent-setting issues pertaining to state versus local preemption of oil and gas activities, and culminated in two rulings by the Colorado Supreme Court striking down Longmont's ban and Fort Collin's five-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

  • Prevailed in arbitration on behalf of the manager of an ambulatory surgery center against a majority physician owner group, successfully obtaining injunctive relief and securing management control over the center.

News & Events

Immediate Past President, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado

Second Vice President, Denver Bar Association

Former Board Member, America SCORES


Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 2012, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives
  • B.A., 2007, magna cum laude, Winthrop University
  • Colorado

Best Lawyers in America, 2019

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2018

Law Week Colorado, Up & Coming Lawyers, 2017

General Editor, University of Denver Law Review

Colorado Bar Association Leadership Program


Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association