RUTH L. COHEN
Las Vegas Trial Attorney
A native of New Jersey, Ruth Cohen moved to Las Vegas in 1977 to serve as a Deputy District Attorney with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. One of the first women hired by that office, she was also one of the first 100 women admitted to the Nevada bar. One year later, she again made history by being the first woman ever hired by the United States Attorney’s Office to serve as a federal prosecutor in Nevada.
A brash and outspoken lawyer, Ruth, or “Ruthie” as some call her, has been featured in publications such as Fortune magazine and Nevada Lawyer. Once referred to by Las Vegas investigative report George Knapp as “the formidable Cohen,” Ruth has a reputation for calling it as she sees it. Never one to stand silent in the face of injustice, Ruth takes great pride in representing victims of sexual harassment and employment discrimination.
During her illustrious career, Ruth has served as either lead or co-counsel in approximately 100 jury trials. All of that experience taught her one important fact. Every case no matter how big or small is the most important case in the world to those involved.
If you’ve been the victim of employment discrimination or subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, you want Ruth and The Federal Defenders on your side.
Ruth received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Peter’s College and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Seton Hall University School of Law. Admitted to practice law in Nevada, Ruth is a member of the Nevada Justice Association and the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorney’s.
A fierce and aggressive advocate that takes pride in representing the underdog, Ruth understands what it takes to win compensation for clients. If you’re having issues at work, you need Ruth.