Michael B. Cohen is an associate in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, where he practices in the civil litigation section.  Michael joined the firm in 2018 after working for a Triangle-based firm, where he focused his practice on litigating complex class action employment law cases in federal and state courts nationwide.

Michael has been recognized as a North Carolina Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  No more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state are eligible to receive this recognition.  Michael also currently serves as a member of the Young Lawyers Division Newsletter & Communications Committee for the North Carolina Bar Association.

Michael graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law.  Michael’s experience during law school includes working for a nationally-renowned civil litigation firm, serving in summer clerkships for The Honorable James L. Gale, Chief Judge of the North Carolina Business Court, and The Honorable D. Thomas Lambeth, Jr., Judge in North Carolina’s 15A judicial district, and serving as an extern for the Financial Fraud Unit of the North Carolina Department of Justice.  Michael was also selected as a competing member on the Holderness Moot Court National Appellate Advocacy Team, and acted as Senior Staff Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law.  Michael’s achievements during law school include his receipt of the Eugene Gressman and Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award for his advocacy skills, and the Seymour W. Wurfel Award for his managerial and editorial contributions to the North Carolina Journal of International Law.  Prior to law school, Michael graduated cum laude from the George Washington University.


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