Senior Staff Attorney, Integrated Defense Practice
Amos Cohen received his B.A. from Grinnell College in philosophy. He received his J.D from the University of Minnesota law school, graduating magna cum laude and Order of the Coif.
In his application for admission to law school, Amos stated that he wanted to become a public defender to advance criminal defendants’ sixth amendment right to counsel at all critical stages of their cases. Mr. Cohen clerked at the Hennepin County Public Defender for two years during law school and participated in the misdemeanor defense clinic his third year.
Immediately after law school, Mr. Cohen clerked for United States Magistrate Judge Susan Nelson for two years. Before joining BDS, Mr. Cohen practiced family law for four years in private practice and criminal defense for seven years in private practice. At BDS, he specializes in integrated domestic violence cases.