Stuart F. Cohen

Stuart F. Cohen


About me

Stuart has been trying cases to juries throughout Florida for more than 30 years. Stuart’s practice includes the full gamut of tort and insurance law, including medical negligence, trucking claims, insurance coverage disputes, employment law, bad faith and extra contractual exposure claims, automobile, premises liability and product liability claims.  He also handled maritime accidents and insurance claims in Federal Court, and is licensed to practice, and has handled claims, before all the three Federal District Courts in Florida.

Stuart is one of the few lawyers in Florida who have tried a bad faith case against an insurance carrier to a favorable jury verdict. He is also one of the few lawyers who has tried a product liability claim involving a motor vehicle’s airbag to verdict.

Stuart’s practice is statewide. Over the course of his career, he has tried cases before juries in every corner of the state, and handled claims in nearly all of the Florida’s judicial circuits.

Stuart was recently listed in 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America For Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance. 

Stuart has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for more than ten years, the highest possible rating by his peers – both lawyers and judges – in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Stuart is also proud to be a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership is limited to those trial lawyers throughout the United States who have achieved verdicts, awards or settlements for their clients of One Million Dollars or more.

Stuart is also an active member of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the America Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  ABOTA members are among the most experienced trial lawyers in their region, with members being invited by their peers only after possessing a vast amount of jury trial experience.

Stuart’s Practice Areas:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Subrogation
  • Nursing Home and ALF Abuse and Neglect Claims
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Boating Accidents and Other Maritime Claims


  • University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1993
  • University of Miami, Bachelor of Business Administration, with Honors, 1990

Stuart’s Bar admissions:

  • Florida Bar, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2013

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates: Fort Lauderdale, Florida Chapter 
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Florida Lawyers Network (West Broward Chapter)

Other Honors and Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2024, Listed in Florida for Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2023, Listed as “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law in Fort Lauderdale
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating for than 15 years more rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Presentations and Lectures:

  • Stuart has lectured on medical and legal issues to groups of dentists and dental students on several occasions, including at Nova Southeastern University.