Steven Cohen, Esq. (J.D., M.B.A.) is an attorney who specializes in mediation and arbitration with over 18 years of ADR experience. He has presided over litigated matters for the Courts, the Federal & State government and the private sector. His practice areas include Real Estate and Construction matters, Toxic Mold Disputes, Insurance and Bad Faith Claims, Labor & Employment, Title VII, Discrimination and other Workplace disputes, and Commercial Transactional Disputes.
Mr. Cohen is a qualified expert in building construction and real property matters and serves as a neutral on the Construction, and Commercial Mediation panel for the American Arbitration Association (AAA.) He is a Certified Property Mold Specialist in mold inspection and mold remediation and holds a Real Estate Broker's license and a class "B" and "C10" Contractor's license. He is also a qualified expert in real estate standards of care and duty, broker's and agent's disclosure and property management duties and has served as an expert in this field since 1985.
In the area of Insurance and Bad Faith Claims, Mr. Cohen specializes in duties, due care and coverage issues with regard to earthquake damage, mold damage, floods, electrical & mechanical malfunction, and physical hazards to buildings and appurtenant structures.
In the area of Labor & Employment he is an approved Mediator on numerous State and Federal panels and has mediated disputes for the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the U.S. Postal Service, L.A. Superior Court, California State Department of Insurance and the USDA & US Forest Service through the Center for Dispute Resolution (CEDR.)
Mr. Cohen teaches Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation on the graduate, undergraduate and Corporate level and is currently and adjunct professor at Pepperdine School of Law. He earned his MBA from Pepperdine University School of Business and the Graduate Level Certificate in Dispute Resolution (ABA approved) from Pepperdine University School of Law. He earned his Doctorate of Law-Jurisprudence (JD) degree from British American University School of Law. Mr. Cohen is licensed to practice law in the State of California and the United States District Court, Central District.
He received special recognition in 1995, 1997, 2002 and 2003 "Who's Who in Business Professionals & Executives". He is currently a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the LA County Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and the Santa Monica Bar Association.