© 2019 by Cohen & Associates

COHEN & 

ASSOCIATES

The Bay Area's Preeminent

Workers' Compensation

Defense Firm

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

WORKERS' COMPENSATION
DEFENSE

Labor Code 132a Discrimination

 

EDUCATION & GOVERNMENT CODE STATUTES INTERPRETATION

Labor Code 4553 
Serious & Wilful Misconduct
SUBROGATION

 

Labor Code               3201.5 and 3201.7      ADR CASES
 

OUR VISION

The focus of Cohen & Associates is to provide aggressive and creative assertion of employer rights under workers' compensation laws.
With our client base consisting primarily of public entities and self-insured employers, we are well versed and experienced in dealing with their special needs.  Located in the heart of downtown Oakland, we service all Bay Area and Northern California boards including Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose , Salinas, Santa Rosa, Sacramento and Stockton.  Upon client request, our attorneys have handled cases venued at Eureka, Fresno and San Luis Obispo.

 
 

OUR ATTORNEYS

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MARC COHEN
FOUNDER

Tel: 510-645-4680

marc@cohenandassoc.com


Marc has been practicing law in the workers' compensation arena for nearly twenty five years. His primary focus is defending public entities, including school districts. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist at conferences such as CAJPA, ICA, and DVICA.  Marc enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and three dogs. When not out cycling the East Bay hills, he might be found at a ball game or sampling a Belgian beer.​​ 

MOJEED SALAAM
 MANAGING PARTNER

Direct Tel: 510-645-4681

mojeed@cohenandassoc.com

Mojeed has over 30 years of Workers Compensation experience.  He spent his first 12 years as a claims examiner and supervisor.  For the last 18 years, Mojeed has been practicing as a trial lawyer defending the interests of clients in Workers' Compensation matters, including Serious & Willful and Section 132(a) discrimination claims.


Mojeed is a diligent attorney offering skills in innovative problem solving and solution to create effective case argument for successful outcomes.  He enjoys playing soccer and traveling the world.


BRUCE PITCAITHLEY

Direct Tel: 510-645-4686

bruce@cohenandassoc.com

Bruce has been practicing law for over 26 years. The focus of his practice has always been workers’ compensation defense, including 132a and S & W issues. He has been a Board Certified Specialist in this field since 1993. He has also has maintained a sub-specialty in subrogation claims for the last 20 years. Bruce’s outside interests include a variety of sports and outdoor activities, with golf as his greatest source of enjoyment and frustration. He is also an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Giants, and the San Jose Sharks.  Bruce received State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in Workers’ Compensation and was recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers for 2005-2006; 2009-2011.

JEFFREY NURIK
ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Direct Tel: 510-645-4682

jeffrey@cohenandassoc.com

Mr. Nurik has been practicing law for over 30 years. He attended Rutgers University, and received his MA degree in Social Psychology from Goddard College in 1974 and his JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1979. Mr. Nurik began his legal career doing civil litigation and worked his practice into workers’ compensation. Although he originally started his practice representing plaintiffs and applicants he subsequently became a defense attorney. Prior to practicing law he worked a journalist and mental health counselor.​

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KARLO NEBRES
PARTNER

Direct Tel: 510-645-4683

karlo@cohenandassoc.com

Mr. Nebres was admitted to the California State Bar in 2002 and has been practicing workers’ compensation law since that time.

Mr. Nebres is qualified to handle all matters before the WCAB and has significant experience with Labor Code 3201.5 and 3201.7 carve-out cases.

When not practicing law, Mr. Nebres enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, coaching and cheering on his children’s basketball teams and watching his favorite local sports teams (Warriors, Giants, 49ers & Sharks).

CONTACT

COHEN & 

ASSOCIATES

PROUDLY LOCATED IN OAKLAND, CA

653 11TH Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Email: admin@cohenandassoc.com
Tel:  510-645-4680

 

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