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Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Fighting For Your Rights,
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4 Important Reasons To Hire Jill Cohen  

01 / 04 Former Assistant Prosecutor

As an assistant prosecutor Ms. Cohen litigated complex motions for the State, was an acting Camden City Municipal Prosecutor, and indicted over 800 cases before the Camden County Grand Jury. Ms. Cohen handled hundreds of indictable/felony and juvenile cases and tried numerous jury trials, in areas such as drug possession and distribution, school zone violations, domestic violence, aggravated assault, fraud, burglary, robbery, child sexual assault, child physical abuse, homicides, attempted murder and other crimes of magnitude.

02 / 04 Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Attorney Certification Program is designed to help the public make sound and informed choices when deciding to hire an attorney. While there are over 60,000 practicing attorneys in the state of New Jersey, fewer than 250 New Jersey lawyers have been recognized by the NJ Supreme Court as Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys. Camden County criminal lawyer Jill Cohen has been recognized as an NJ Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney every year since 2008. To become a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, Ms. Cohen received recommendations from her peers and judges throughout South Jersey.

03 / 04 Over 30 Years of Experience

With over 30 years in the criminal justice system, Ms. Cohen has developed a great working relationship with members of the local justice system. Ms. Cohen uses her vast experience to get her clients the best possible results.

04 / 04 Aggressive Defense for Serious Criminal Charges

Ms. Cohen leaves no stones unturned when she builds aggressive defense strategies designed to obtain the best possible outcome for her clients. Ms. Cohen has tried close to a hundred jury trials and has won many of those trials. She has also been very successful in getting cases dismissed before trial or getting serious charges reduced. Because of her excellent knowledge of the system, she often gets motions granted in your favor.



New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney

Aggressive, Successful Criminal Attorney Defends Clients Facing Serious Charges Across New Jersey

Criminal charges, large or small, can have very serious consequences. No one understands this better than New Jersey Criminal Attorney Jill Cohen. With more than 30 years legal experience in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, Atlantic County, Cape May County and Salem County , NJ, Jill Cohen is a successful criminal defense lawyer and traffic violations attorney who handles all types of municipal court matters and serious criminal defense cases throughout South Jersey.

Jill Cohen is a former assistant prosecutor in Camden County, as well as a former Assistant Philadelphia District Attorney.

Ms. Cohen’s experience as a prosecutor in Camden County gives her an obvious advantage as a South Jersey criminal defense lawyer. She is very familiar with how New Jersey prosecutors investigate crimes, how they handle negotiations, and what to expect in the many situations that are part of the NJ criminal justice system. Ms. Cohen’s experience as both an assistant prosecutor and an assistant district attorney has provided her with all of the tools necessary to successfully handle your NJ criminal case.

Jill Cohen is one of fewer than 250 lawyers recognized as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Attorney Certification Program is designed to help the public make sound and informed choices when deciding to hire an attorney. A Supreme Court Certification provides those seeking legal representation with a clear indication that a lawyer is knowledgeable, experienced, and well-respected.

Jill Cohen has been extremely successful in defending South Jersey clients charged with a wide variety of criminal charges, including:

Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney Jill Cohen Successfully Defends Clients in Municipal & Traffic Court Cases in Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, and Throughout NJ

Jill Cohen is a local South Jersey criminal lawyer well-versed in municipal court law; she has been all over New Jersey and has achieved great results for her clients in municipal courts throughout the state. According to the Guide to Municipal Court at, municipal court cases are divided into four general categories:

  • Violations of motor vehicle and traffic laws
  • Violations of disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses (criminal matters which may result in fines or jail)
  • Violations of Fish and Game laws, Parks and Forests, Weights and Measures, SPCA, and Boating Regulations
  • Violations of municipal ordinances (local laws)

More serious offenses, known as indictable offenses, are sent to the County Prosecutor’s Office, whether it’s Camden County, Gloucester County, Atlantic County, or Burlington County, NJ. The County Prosecutor decides whether to present the case to a Grand Jury or to return the case to the municipal court as a less serious offense (a downgrade). A skillful criminal attorney can have your charges downgraded wherever possible, which is why you should contact Jill Cohen right away, before it is too late to negotiate on your behalf.

Whether your case is heard in the municipal court or by the Grand Jury, Mrs. Cohen is there for you every step of the way. Don’t let fines, jail time, license suspension, community service, or other related penalties get in the way of your life and livelihood. Contact The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen today for your free consultation.

Former Camden County Prosecutor Now Defends Adult and Juvenile Clients in NJ; Learn Why You Should Choose Jill Cohen to Protect Your Freedom, Reputation, and Criminal Record

Every single person is entitled to the highest-quality defense from an experienced criminal defense attorney who is laser-focused on protecting the rights of her clients. With more than 30 years of experience, Camden County criminal lawyer Jill R. Cohen fights tirelessly to keep her clients out of prison and to allow them to return to their lives as soon as possible. In fact, much of her South Jersey criminal law practice involves pre-trial practices, which include gaining dismissals of indictments due to police misconduct and violations of her clients’ constitutional rights. Attorney Cohen is very familiar with Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Municipal Court practices, as well as the many alternatives that are available in lieu of trials and convictions in New Jersey, including Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI), Conditional Discharge and Drug Court.

Ms. Cohen travels extensively throughout New Jersey, defending criminal charges, disorderly persons offenses, and traffic violations in Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Pennsauken Township, Winslow Township, Voorhees, Collingswood, Bellmawr, Washington Township, Monroe, Deptford, Hammonton, and Atlantic City, NJ. She has also successfully defended hundreds of drivers accused of DUI in New Jersey. If you or a loved one is facing the legal battle of their lives, contact an experienced South Jersey criminal defense lawyer who will leave no stone unturned as she builds a defense strategy with the very best chance of achieving a positive outcome for you.

“Jill Cohen clearly knows the law very well. She is confident enough to take a matter to trial, if need be, along with negotiation skills needed to represent you along the way. Ms. Cohen has helped me with a few matters throughout the years, and always made me feel assured that my rights would not be violated and I would have a fair position.”

Elijah W.

“We used Jill Cohen for the first time this October. Great attorney, she helped my boyfriend immensely with his case. We will be calling her again without hesitation for anything we may need in the future. Very affordable as well.”

Marni E.

“I did not expect my case to go so well but Jill found a way to really help me, I’m very grateful I chose her as my attorney and definitely would again in the future if needed.”

Paige M.

“I made the the right choice in hiring Jill Cohen Esq. to represent me. Not only is Jill Cohen a consummate attorney, she’s very professional, returns calls in a timely manner, but most importantly, gets the job done! Thanks to her my case was settled with a great outcome. I highly recommend her! I’m a happy and satisfied client!”

Jodi L.