Steven R. Cohen

Steven R. Cohen

Partner and Principal Shareholder
Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Steven R. Cohen is a name partner and principal shareholder in Selikoff & Cohen.

He was admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania in 1976, New Jersey in 1977, and the District of Columbia in 1985. Steven received his Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude in 1973 from SUNY-Buffalo and his Juris Doctor Degree in 1976 from Temple University. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, where he served as the Labor and Employment Law Section's Chair from 2009-2011. He continues to serve on the Section's Executive Committee and on the NJSBA's Legislative Committee. He is also a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and National Employment Lawyers Association. He is a former Master of the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court.

Steven is a Martindale-Hubbell® "AV" Rated attorney, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers® in New Jersey and Super Lawyers®.* He is co-author of Chapter 19 of Employment Litigation in New Jersey (LexisNexis 2006). Representative cases include In re Ridgefield Park BOE, 459 N.J. Super. 57 (App. Div. 2019); Matter of County of Atlantic, 230 N.J. 237 (2017); In re Sinko, 210 N.J. 149 (2012), Medford Tp. BOE v. Medford, 201 N.J. 438 (2009); Mt. Holly Tp. BOE v. Mt. Holly, 199 N.J. 319 (2009); Pascack Valley Reg. H.S. BOE v. Pascack Valley Reg. Support Staff Ass'n., 192 N.J. 489 (2007); Northvale BOE v. Northvale Education Ass'n., 192 N.J. 501 (2007); City of Cape May v. Colosi, 325 N.J. Super. 288 (App. Div. 1999); Gimello v. Agency Rent-A-Car, 250 N.J. Super. 338 (App. Div. 1991); In re Wolf, 231 N.J. Super. 365 (App. Div. 1989); Maurice River Tp. BOE v. Maurice River Tp. Teachers Ass'n., 193 N.J. Super. 488 (App. Div. 1984); and Communications Workers v. Pub. Emp. Rel. Comm'n., 193 N.J. Super. 658 (App. Div. 1984).

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Year Joined Firm

  • 1976

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Wrongful termination
  • Union contract negotiation
  • Workplace discrimination

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1976
  • New Jersey, 1977
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1976
  • SUNY-Buffalo
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1973

Published Works

  • Co-Author, chapter 19 of Employment Litigation in New Jersey, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell® "AV" Rated attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in New Jersey
  • Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • NJSBA Labor and Employment Law, Section Chair and Executive Committee Member, 2009 - 2011
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member