Jason D. Cohn

Founding Principal & Personal Injury Attorney

Car Enthusiast. Always in search of great barbecue. Adventurist. Relatable. Off-roader. Attorney.

25+ Years Serving & Supporting Californians

Jason D. Cohn was born and raised in Orange County. After graduating high school, he stayed in Southern California by attending the prestigious Entrepreneur Program at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Marshall School of Business. 

Jason was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at USC, where he befriended fellow fraternity brother Saar Swartzon. After graduating from USC in 1994, Jason decided to follow his father’s legal career path by attending Whittier Law School and stayed in Los Angeles to be close to his late aunt who was battling brain cancer.

As a law student, Jason appeared regularly on the Dean’s List and joined the Whittier Law Review and Moot Court Honors Board. Jason graduated cum laude from Whittier Law School in 1997 and relocated back to Orange County, where he began practicing law as a business litigator and then a personal injury defense attorney for a distinguished Newport Beach law firm.

Continuing a History of Excellence

Jason’s father, a fellow lawyer, passed away tragically in 2003. By then, Jason was tired of the stance insurance companies take against legally unrepresented individuals asserting personal injury claims. He chose to turn the loss of his father into something positive by starting his own practice in his late father’s office, switching sides to represent the injured. In 2008, Jason teamed up with long-time friend and colleague Saar Swartzon to found Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.


  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2011, 2012
  • Super Lawyers®, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for 10+ years
  • Rated as superb (10/10) by AVVO
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®
  • Top Attorney in Orange County [OC Metro Magazine]

Jason has represented and assisted hundreds of clients in personal injury matters since 2003. He is licensed to practice law in most Federal District Courts in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all California State courts.

In addition, Jason previously sat as a temporary judge in the Los Angeles County court system. He was an adjunct professor at Whittier Law School and has also been a guest alumni lecturer at USC and for the State Bar of California.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.
  • The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)

Striving For Greatness

As an attorney, Jason provides the highest level of client service by understanding each client’s unique circumstances and closely tailoring his approach to their case.

As a firm, Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. strive for greatness by working with each client one-on-one to achieve the best possible outcome.

Jason’s Personal Interests

Jason is humble, personable, and proud to support several local non-profits, including the Solomon Society and St. Jude’s Hospital for Children. During his personal time, Jason enjoys air shows, sports cars, watching auto racing, wine tasting, and good barbecue. He also enjoys outdoor activities like deep sea fishing, skiing in Mammoth, camping, off-road motorcycle riding, and off-roading in trucks. Jason has participated in numerous off-road events like the SCORE Baja 1000 race in Baja, California, and the Best of the Desert – Vegas to Reno race.

Hobbies Jason Cohn

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Cohn & Swartzon take cases on a contingency basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you do.

Contact us anytime for a free consultation to discuss your case. We treat every client and prospect with the care, respect, and dignity you deserve.