Albany Divorce Attorney Martin A. Cohen | Cordell & Cordell

Martin A. Cohen

Senior Litigation Attorney

Albany divorce attorney Martin A. CohenAlbany divorce attorney Martin A. Cohen appreciates that family law allows him to litigate the very issues that matter most to people. It also allows him to draw upon his many years of education to help counsel clients.

“I have been told that I am a lawyer who really listens to my clients,” Mr. Cohen said. “Listening is an active skill that involves trust and connection. It is in this way that I am able to help my client broadly understand the legal fight as well as the important issues.”

Mr. Cohen often likens a legal fight to a chess match. He carefully considers each move made during the divorce process, but ultimately looks for a strategy that gives the best chance of success.

“My clients can expect that their priorities will be addressed and that they will receive regular reports,” he said.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Cohen is licensed to practice in New York.


Mr. Cohen earned his Juris Doctor from Cardozo School of Law. He received his M.Ed. from Columbia University, his Master of Arts from Penn State University, and his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Cohen practiced domestic relations law, including representing children as an Attorney for the Child; insurance defense (premises liability, motor vehicle, construction litigation, etc.); municipal law defense; civil rights defense; appeals; and New York tax assessment challenges.


  • New York State Bar, 1998


“[My attorney] is very knowledgeable, professional, and did a great job at explaining things in a way that [I] could better understand…[I] appreciated the great communication and always being kept up to date on what was going on.”

​"Martin was a really good lawyer, and I was happy with him. I liked that he was very knowledgeable, and his interpersonal skills were great. He was able to make me laugh sometimes in a very difficult situation. It is great to have a sense of humor and I really appreciated that."


​"I was an exceptional attorney, and I was grateful to have him on my team. He was very knowledgeable​, professional, and did an excellent job at explaining things in ways to help me better understand. Martin made me feel as though my case was a top priority. He also had great communication and always kept me informed of what was taking place with my case."


"Attorney Cohen was excellent to work with. He was very easy to talk to, extremely patient answering our many questions.  The staff at the Albany office were extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with."


"​I know that Martin is cool headed and meticulous, and I really appreciate that. I truly believe he is working in my best interest to try and resolve this for me."