In The Community
Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. Supports the Lucas Lilley Foundation
On April 4
th and 5
th, Ashley Stewart, the daughter of Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.'s senior
paralegal, Linda Chapman, participated in a 200 mile running relay to
help raise funds for the Lucas Lilley Foundation. The Ragnar Relay started
in Huntington Beach and moved down the coast to Embarcadero Marine Park
South in San Diego. Our firm was very moved by Ashley's efforts and
donated to show our support for this wonderful cause.
The Lucas Lilley Foundation aims to "raise private donations and create
partnerships between organizations, individuals and corporate neighbors
in order to support families with children affected by brain injuries."
For this reason, the team at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. was more than happy
to contribute to this worth-while cause. All in all, the foundation was
able to raise over $30,000, making Ragnar 2014 a huge success.
Whittier Law School
As alumni of Whittier Law School, attorney Jason Cohn volunteered at the
school in February 2014 to provide mock interviews to first and second
year students. In January of 2013, Mr. Cohn had the opportunity to lecture
to students and recent graduates on the topic of solo practitioners and
small law firms. Mr. Cohn was glad to provide his insight and advice,
and to answer any questions regarding the advantages and disadvantages
of running solo practice or small law firm. In January of 2013, Whittier
Law School selected Jason Cohn as a finalist for Lawyer of the Year for
Whittier Law School for 2013. We look forward to March when Whittier Law
School will be announcing the winner of this highly sought after award.
Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. will keep you posted when we hear the news of
National Teen Driver Safety Week
Attorneys Cohn & Swartzon recently offered valuable advice to all teenage
drivers, and the parents that allow them to get behind the wheel, on the
radio in recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week—which took
place on October 14-20. Since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) reports that the leading cause of death for teens between the
ages of 15 and 20 is
motor vehicle accidents in the United States, they thought that it was important to educate the
general public about certain liability laws in California. Most parents
do not realize that they can be held liable for the damage that their
child causes while out on the road if they give them permission to drive,
knowing that they have a history of being involved in traffic accidents
or of driving under the influence. For this reason, Cohn & Swartzon,
P.C. thought that it was important to participate in promoting the message
of National Teen Driver Safety Week. To listen for yourself, click below.
Below are links to some articles featuring attorneys Jason Cohn and Saar
Swartzon speaking out about National Teen Driver Safety Week:
Teens Behind the Wheel,
Antelope Valley Press, October 18, 2012
What Every Parent Needs to Know Regarding Their Responsibilities for Their
Beverly Hills Courier, October 15, 2012
Parents: A Teen Driver is Your Responsibility,
Scoop San Diego, October 2, 2012
How Your Teen Driver Affects You,
OC Family, October 2012
The Gabriel Nunez Fundraiser
On New Year's Day 2011, a heroic seventeen-year-old Orange County boy
sustained severe traumatic
brain injuries after being hit in a
pedestrian accident. That afternoon, Gabriel and his mother Veronica decided to walk to the
local grocery store to purchase popcorn and soda, and to rent a video
as many families enjoy doing. As the mother and son left the small rented
bedroom they share, they entered a crosswalk on the way to the grocery
store. At that moment, Gabriel suddenly observed a car approaching the
intersection. Gabriel shouted to his mother, and just as she turned around
he pushed her out of the way, saving her from being struck by the oncoming vehicle.
Unfortunately, Gabriel was not so fortunate. The teenage boy was struck
violently, slamming his head into the hard asphalt. Subsequently, Gabriel
was rushed to the trauma center where he was subjected to eight separate
brain surgeries where he nearly lost his life on several occasions.
Gabriel's mother Veronica, an employee of a small local grocery store,
stayed by her son's side through each and every operation, unable
to afford a car, she endured long bus rides, two hours each way to be
by her son's side at the hospital. Unfortunately, due to the mother's
economic hardship, she was not unable to manage transporting her son to
and from his medical appointments, nor did she have the means to pay for
her son's treatment or recovery.
As a family oriented law firm, Gabriel's attorneys took the seriousness
of his situation to heart. Due to the nature of his case they organized
a fundraiser to benefit the heroic young man who did not deserve the dire
circumstances that had afflicted him and his family. On Thursday, August
25th, 2011, attorneys Jason Cohn and Saar Swartzon, of Cohn & Swartzon,
P.C. held a fundraiser to help raise funds for Gabriel's recovery.
On June 25th, 2011, Gabriel received a rare commendation from the Buena
Park Police Department for his heroic actions to save his mother from
the oncoming vehicle. Due to the collaborative efforts of his attorneys
at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., they were able to raise over $30,000 from
donations and support throughout the community to help him through the
aftermath of this tragic accident.
Cohn & Saar Swartzon Attend Launch Party for Doctora Ana Magazine
Attorneys Jason Cohn & Saar Swartzon were honored to attend the launch
party for Dr. Ana Nogales's new magazine, Doctora Ana Magazine. Dr.
Ana, a psychologist felt that there weren't any real resources on
the market that were directed at the advancement of Latina women. Because
of this, she decided to come up with an idea for a magazine that was aimed
at the "health" of Latina women.
Dr. Nogales asked attorneys Cohn and Swartzon to join her in her quest
to help encourage the growth and advancement of Latina women everywhere
by contributing articles to her magazine. Jason Cohn and Saar Swartzon
were more than happy to contribute articles to Doctora Ana Magazine, knowing
that they would help empower women through education. Drawing from their
collaborative efforts with Dr. Nogales, they are confident that Latina
women can benefit from their advice and contributions to the innovative
magazine for Hispanic women.
Mr. Cohn and Mr. Swartzon attended the kickoff party for Dr. Ana Nogales's
new Latina magazine. This event celebrated how Dr. Nogales, along with
other contributors were pioneers in the advancement of local Hispanic
women throughout Orange County, California and nationwide. Cohn &
Swartzon, P.C. take their position in the community very seriously, and
they care very much for the local residents of Orange County. They are
eager to lend their support where they can, and supporting Doctora Ana
Magazine is another example of how they seek to give back to their local
Southwestern Law School Alumni Event
We are proud
Bronze sponsors of Saluting the Judiciary of Southwestern Law School. For more information
about this event, please
click here to visit the event's main website. This even honors the distinguished alumni of Southwestern Law School
who have served in the Judiciary during the Law School’s 100-Year History.
Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. Give Back to the Community
Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. is dedicated to helping the community build their
programs and organizations that are committed to building up its individuals.
Out of this desire, they recently donated to The Wooden Floor. The Wooden
Floor is an organization that allows kids to find confidence in their
dreams. It is about helping children move forward and stepping anywhere
The firm also made a donation to Orange County Tour de Cure which is part
of the American Diabetes Association. The Tour de Cure is an event to
help raise financial support to help stop diabetes. The American Diabetes
Association is the nation's largest 501(C)3 nonprofit organization
that has the mission to fight diabetes.