Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC
3330 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 600
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Phone: 404-814-0000

Current Employer – Title

Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC – Partner (2013 – present)


Attorney, Arbitrator

Work History

Evans, Scholz, Williams & Warncke, LLC

    - Of Counsel (2004 – 2013)

Schweber, Izenson & Anderson, LLP

    - Managing Partner (1993 – 2004)

Thompson & Slagle

    - Associate (1989 – 1992)

Weener & Associates

    - Associate (1988 – 1989)

Georgia Consumer’s Utility Counsel

    - Staff Attorney (1986 – 1988)


More than 30 years of broad litigation experience representing individuals, closely held corporations, local and regional businesses, and national companies in arbitrations, trials, mediations and appeals throughout Georgia. Practice areas include business torts, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, labor and material liens, contract bond claims, real estate and title disputes, first party insurance claims and coverage disputes, commercial collections, personal guarantees, subrogation, and premises liability. Recent representative matters include several AAA arbitrations, Georgia Supreme Court litigation involving the enforceability of a personal guarantee, litigation of a fraudulent conveyance case, litigation of a breach of fiduciary duty case, federal court litigation regarding a lien discharge bond, federal court trial involving premises liability and federal court trial of a first party insurance claim.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

Since 2008 has served as Arbitrator in 17 cases for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). The subjects of the FINRA arbitrations are primarily the recovery of investment losses. Also, employment discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as non-compete and non-solicitation agreements between investors, brokerage firms, and individual brokers. The issues addressed typically include suitability, unauthorized trades, and fraud. The claim sizes range from approximately $100,000 to over $1,000,000.

Professional Licenses

Admitted to the Bar, Georgia, 1985

Professional Associations

  • American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Arbitrators
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Registered Neutral
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Roster of Neutrals
  • State Bar of Georgia, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, (Juris Doctor; May 1985)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, (Bachelor of Arts; May 1982)

Awards and Honors

  • “Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers” for Civil Litigation since 2010
  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell


United States of America




Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America


Hearing: $350.00/Hr
Study: $350.00/Hr
Cancellation Period: 0 Days
Comment: No charge for travel within metro Atlanta. Outside of metro Atlanta, actual travel expenses to be reimbursed, including mileage at the per mile authorized by the IRS.