No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
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.
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.
Brownstein Attorneys Make 2019 List of Best Lawyers in America
Brownstein Attorneys Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers List
Justin Cohen Included in Law Week Colorado’s 2017 Up & Coming Lawyers
Pro Bono Partner Puts Firm Focus on Service
Colo. Supreme Court Kills Cities' Fracking Restrictions
Justin Cohen Appointed to the America Scores Board of Directors
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Adds Three First-Year Associates to its Denver Office
Immediate Past President, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado
Second Vice President, Denver Bar Association
Former Board Member, America SCORES
The State of Diversity in the Colorado Legal Profession: The Perspective of Bar AssociationsPanelist, Denver, CO, January 16, 2017
Affirmative Defenses and the Plausibility PendulumCo-Author, Trying Antitrust, Summer 2017
A Day in the Life of an AssociatePanelist, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO, September 27, 2016
Limit the Risks Associated with Distributing Privileged Communications Inside the CompanyBrownstein Client Alert, November 5, 2013
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