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Mikael Cohn


Mikael grew up in New Paltz and graduated from New Paltz High School, where he was on the soccer and wrestling teams. Following graduation, he attended SUNY Albany and graduated in 2004 with a bachelor of science in biology. In 2007, he attended Cardozo Law in Manhattan. While in law school, Mikael interned at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office. He enjoyed working with victims and was hired to the District Attorney’s Office shortly before he was admitted as an attorney.

As an Assistant District Attorney, Mikael handled a variety of cases from low-level infractions to heavy felony work, including several jury trials. In 2013, he accepted a position as the Ulster County conflict defender and began representing defendants. He represented hundreds of clients and often took cases to a jury trial. From 2015 to 2018, the only trial he lost was reversed on appeal. He achieved many not-guilty verdicts on charges of burglary, assault, weapon possession, and homicide.

Mikael has said of his career as an attorney, “I greatly enjoy working with clients who have encountered problems where they need the assistance of a lawyer. The legal system is incredibly complex and frightening, and it is highly rewarding to be able to put someone at ease and get them a good result. I enjoy challenging cases and proving to my clients and myself that I am the best lawyer for any case I take. I pride myself on being accessible to my clients and try my best to adhere to the quote, ‘Never let the sun go down on a call from a client.’”

Mikael is part of the Hudson Valley community, where he lives with his wife and children. He grew up rock climbing in the Shawangunk Mountains and still gets out whenever he has the time.

  • $4,000,000 | Tractor Trailer Accident

    A truck driver was rear-ended by another trucker and suffered failed back syndrome.

  • $4,000,000 | Motorcycle Accident

    Our client was a 34-year-old driving a motorcycle into work when she struck a pothole with her front tire causing her to lose control and impact a guardrail. Our client was transported by helicopter to Albany Medical Center, having suffered serious injuries.

  • $3,850,000 | Post-Operative Complication

    Attorneys John A. DeGasperis and Eli B. Basch negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of an Albany County woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to hospital and physician malpractice.

  • $3,750,000 | Slip & Fall

    After a long and difficult battle, justice was obtained. Our client was a grandmother visiting a museum with her grandchildren. She tripped and fell on a ramp that led from one room to another within the museum.

  • $3,300,000 | Floor Collapse

    Our client literally fell through the floor.

The Opinons that matter Most

Serious injuries require genuine representation
  • John was quick to respond, helpful and honest

    John was quick to respond, helpful and honest regarding my situation and the questions I had. Also easy to talk to which is always appreciated!

  • Strong and Persistent

    “Strong and Persistent”

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    “Compassionate, dedicated, professional...Eli, Maureen, Derek, John, and all the staff.”

  • Professional, Responsive & Communicative

    Maureen and her crew do one heck of a job!!!!

  • Extremely responsive, even after hours!

    “Highly recommended!”

What sets us apart?

  • We Understand How You Feel
    We recognize the difficulty that injury victims face. Let us take some of the weight off your shoulders.
  • Personalized & Passionate Representation
    We consistently obtain excellent results because our opponents know we don’t back down. We are ready to fight for you.
  • A History of Success
    We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for personal injury victims in the Hudson Valley. Ask your friends and neighbors about us.
  • For Us, Every Case Is Personal
    Our attorneys spend significant time with each and every client, explaining the legal process and ensuring that our clients understand their options at every stage of their case.
  • Proven Strategy for Getting Exceptional Settlements
    We work hard for our clients and prepare each case for trial. This proven strategy enables us to obtain higher settlement values on behalf of our clients.

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