The Contingency Fee

Speaker Bio:

Wayne R. Cohen, Esq.


As a super legal force in the courtroom, founder and managing partner Wayne R. Cohen has been representing victims of personal injury accidents at Cohen & Cohen for many years. His experience and success has built him a reputation in the community as being a lawyer that is dependable and strategic.

In fact, from 2011-2016, he was listed as one of Washington DC’s Super Lawyers. An AV-rated lawyer, Mr. Cohen focuses on areas of law including medical malpractice, car accidents, wrongful death, class actions, product liability, and more.  


As a result of his success, Wayne has been featured on news stations, television programs, newspapers, and magazines. You may have seen or heard him in the following local and national media platforms:

  • The Examiner

  • The Wall Street Journal

  • The Washingtonian

  • ESPN Radio

  • Fox 5

  • Fox News

  • Good Morning America

  • WTOP

  • The Today Show

  • The Washington Post

  • ABC and NBC

Wayne does not take lightly his titles as one of “Washington’s Best Lawyers”, “Washington’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40”, “The 50 Best Lawyers in Washington”, and “Washington’s Top Trial Lawyers”. He finds that helping people seek the compensation and justice they deserve as rewarding, and is not afraid to fight hard for them.

He has been referred to as one of the city’s most feared personal injury lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine, which listed him in their November 2015, December 2013, December 2009, November 2011, July 2006, December 2007, August 2004, June 2001, and April 2002 printings.

The Washington Examiner once described Wayne R. Cohen as a “prominent, personal injury lawyer” in 2006, which is a reputation he has continually proven. He was also named in The National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2008 in Washington, DC. 

Mr. Cohen doesn’t require legal fee payments from clients until their case has been deemed a victory or settled outside of court. Offering contingency is a key element of personal injury law practices, and it distinguishes him from other areas like criminal or family law.