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Clifford A. Cohen

Student Rights Lawyer Mr. Clifford A. Cohen has more than 30 years’ experience in Education Law. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law in 1974 and was licensed in Missouri in 1974 and Kansas in 1975 and in 1989 became licensed in Colorado. Mr. Clifford Cohen assists education law clients throughout the United States in higher education appeals and assists students in K-12 issues in Kansas and Missouri. While Mr Cohen is a student rights lawyer he also represents teachers, administrators and professors.

Cliff Cohen has a diverse legal background. He was in general practice in Kansas City, Kansas after graduation from law school. He then joined the Office of the Public Defender in Kansas City, Missouri in September, 1975 and became the Chief Public Defender for the 16th Circuit of Missouri on January 1, 1977. He served in that capacity until the end of 1980, during which time his office successfully argued in the U.S. Supreme Court the right of an accused to have women serve without limitation on a criminal jury in Missouri. (Duren v. Missouri 1979). Mr. Cohen spent 31 years as a partner at Cohen McNeile & Pappas in Leawood, Kansas. He joined the firm of Colantuono Bjerg Guinn LLC in June, 2016 as Of Counsel and with his associate, Andrew Duncan, continues his Education Law practice. In January, 2020, Mr. Cohen and Mr. Duncan formed Cohen & Duncan Attorneys LLC.

Cliff is an active member of The Education Law Association and the co-author of the 2016 YEARBOOK OF EDUCATION LAW, chapter 3 on STUDENTS. He has been Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated for 21 years.

You may contact attorney Clifford A. Cohen by email at: cac@studentrightslawyers.com 


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