Leonard H. Cohen
Lenny is a Pittsfield native who began practicing law in 1962. He has actively practiced in Berkshire County for over 45 years and is regarded as one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the Commonwealth. Lenny has also presented important cases to the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. As a result of his accomplishments, Lenny was named one of the most influential lawyers in Massachusetts by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. He has also been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America.
While he can be found in Berkshire Probate and Family Court and trying civil cases in the Superior Court, his primary focus is on criminal defense. Lenny also makes frequent appearances on the tennis court.
- Boston University, B.S. in Business Administration
- Boston University Law School, J.D.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Domestic Relations
- Civil Litigation
- Guest lecturer, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
- Instructor at Emory University Law School's trial practice program.
- Guest lecturer, Massachusetts Bar Association
- Adjunct instructor at Berkshire Community College in the area of criminal and constitutional law.
- Lenny is a regular speaker at the Berkshire Institute of Lifelong Learning and Elderhostel, discussing such topics as the death penalty and Roe v. Wade.
In the Community
- Lenny is involved HospiceCare of The Berkshires, is a member of Berkshire Medical Center's Institutional Review Committee and of Congregation Knesset Israel.
- Berkshire Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- U.S. Supreme Court
- First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts