About Cohen, Placitella & Roth
Focused on excellence. Driven by determination. Dedicated to success.
Personal Injury Attorneys
CPR attorneys were among the lead trial attorneys in this case surrounding the collapse of a building during its demolition, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of 19 people in an adjacent Salvation Army Thrift Store.
CPR lawyers were on the victim’s claims committee that reached this nationwide resolution related to contaminated injectable steroids.
Car Accident Attorneys
$25M jury verdict
A high school student suffered a severe brain injury in a motor vehicle collision, which was caused by the negligence of a shopping center that failed to build and maintain a safety exit that would have prevented the collision. The jury verdict was reported as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Jury Verdicts” by The National Law Journal in 2005 and remains the highest jury verdict for a personal injury case in northeastern Pennsylvania.
$14.7M jury verdict
Our client developed mesothelioma due to the use of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. The court ruled that the pharmaceutical company’s talc products contained asbestos and that exposure to the toxic mineral in the products was a substantial factor in causing the fatal disease for our client.
Pursue Justice. Champion People.
You’ll find that CPR prioritizes high ethical standards, innovative legal thinking, a passion for justice, and a commitment to changing lives for the better. You’ll also find that we “walk the walk” when it comes to instilling these core values into our everyday practices.
Fight for What’s Right
We are determined to help those injured through no fault of their own, and we strive to do the right thing by them every step of the way. We level the playing field for people who are severely injured by people or companies who have acted carelessly or abused their power — taking on the fights that people think can’t be won because we have the experience and knowledge to do so.
Leave No Stone Unturned
We believe that to achieve optimum outcomes, we must embrace the philosophy that many heads are better than one when it comes to problem-solving. Driven by purpose, we think things through as a team in order to meticulously explore every perspective and find unique solutions to challenging issues.
Put People First, Always
We care deeply about our clients, our staff, and our communities. For us, success isn’t measured just by the number of cases we’ve won — it is also measured by the meaningful results we achieve for the people we serve. And we will not rest until we have made a positive impact on people’s lives.
Know When to Talk — and When to Listen
Our clients come to us feeling vulnerable, uncertain, and isolated, and they need our voices and expertise to navigate complicated legal matters that they can’t handle alone. During this journey, they trust us with the extremely sensitive details of their lives and, in turn, have a strong expectation for privacy. We don’t take that responsibility lightly. We listen intently to their needs as we craft the best possible legal representation for their unique circumstances.
Our collective work has contributed to many significant historical legal milestones in PA, NJ, and across the nation. We are proud to not only deliver meaningful results to our clients, but also to ultimately shape laws that positively impact the greater community.
Awards & Achievements
Our attorneys are consistently rated as leaders in the field of personal injury litigation.
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell — Each of our attorneys evaluated has received the top distinction for “high ethical standards and professional ability” — and the firm regularly earns the top AV ranking of “Preeminent Lawyers”.
U.S. News & World Report—Best Lawyers Best Law Firms — CPR is consistently rated by our peers as one of the top-tier personal injury, mass tort, and class action trial law firms in the country.
The Best Lawyers in America — Several of our lawyers are listed in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession — a tribute to their integrity and personal commitment to our clients and local communities.
Super Lawyers — Several CPR team members have earned rankings of “Lawyer of the Year” and “Super Lawyer”.
Professional Leadership — For service to the bar, as well as civic and charitable activities, our attorneys are recognized and honored for their leadership and devotion to many community, government, civic, charitable, and bar association activities. CPR lawyers are known nationally for continuously reaching out to assist colleagues in other jurisdictions throughout the U.S. and serving as co-counsel. They are also frequently appointed by the courts to act as lead counsel, co-liaison counsel, and special masters, and to serve on boards that review national laws and regulations.
Public Interest Awards — We are regularly recognized in the communities we serve for our work on behalf of severely injured children, disabled adults, and veterans.
Affiliate, Referral and Co-Counsel
While Cohen, Placitella & Roth has offices in both Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, we maintain affiliate relationships with co-counsel, attorneys, and other firms across the country, allowing us a broad geographic reach. We welcome referrals and pay referral fees in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Our commitment to helping others goes well beyond the courtroom. We often connect clients and their loved ones with the resources they need to plan for their future care and success. In doing so, we partner with and support a wide variety of organizations and charitable groups that include:
Commitment to Community
At CPR, our work provides our team with opportunities to engage in a wide range of civic initiatives, safety presentations, and leadership roles in our communities. Our Attorneys have served their communities as follows:
- Director and President, Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania
- Director and Officer, United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and the Vicinity
- Member and Chairman, Disciplinary Board of The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Hearing Committee
- Past President, New Jersey Association for Justice (formerly ATLA-NJ)
- Co-chair, Leadership Counsel of Community Legal Services, Philadelphia
- Member and Chairman, Pennsylvania Board of Bar Examiners
- Vice President, Public Interest Law Center of New Jersey
- Advisor, New Jersey Work Environmental Council
- Advisor, The Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning
- Founding Member, Trial Lawyers Care (providing free legal advice for families of 9/11 victims)
- Founder, Holidays for the Homeless and Underprivileged, Inc.
- Trustee and past Board Chair, The Philadelphia School
- Director, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
- Special Counsel, Gift of Life Donor Program
- Member, Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness (CPEH)
- Member, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Leadership Class
View some of our most commonly asked questions and answers.
How do I know I need a lawyer?
During our free consultation, we can advise you on whether you should hire a lawyer or what steps will be necessary to determine if you should.
Why should I pick CPR to handle my case?
CPR lawyers are experienced, successful trial lawyers who are committed to our clients and their causes.
What can I expect from you?
You can expect honesty, responsiveness, and zealous advocacy from CPR. We take seriously our responsibilities of providing counsel and advocacy to our clients.
What is a typical legal process like?
Every case is unique, but each has four major elements. First, we investigate every potential claim by exploring what happened (such as by reviewing medical records and interviewing witnesses) and analyzing whether those facts may be applied to law that would permit us to hold another accountable. Second, if we believe the facts and law support moving forward, we then file a Complaint with the Court, which starts a lawsuit. The third — and longest — part of any lawsuit is the discovery phase of the case, in which both sides learn about their opponents’ claims or defenses through written questions (called interrogatories), the production of documents and other materials, and pretrial testimony under oath (called depositions). Finally, the case is then presented for trial.
What will your legal fees cost me?
CPR only receives a fee if we make a recovery on your behalf. In those circumstances, our fees are based on a percentage of the recovery. At that time, the firm is also reimbursed for the litigation costs that we incur in prosecuting your case. All of this is described in our initial consultation and in our fee agreement, which we will review with you in detail.