On Monday, September 19, 2023, the Supreme Court of Louisiana disciplined attorney Michael L. Cohen following his arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI).
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Michael L. Cohen,” with case no. 2023-B-0957.
The order comes following a joint petition for consent discipline submitted by Cohen and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel during an investigation into the matter after Cohen was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
In accordance with the disciplinary ruling by the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Cohen’s suspension will be deferred entirely, and he will be placed on probation for a duration that coincides with the term of his diagnostic monitoring agreement with the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program. Any failure by Cohen to adhere to the terms of this agreement may result in the suspension being enforced or additional disciplinary actions.
Furthermore, all associated costs and expenses in this case have been imposed on Cohen, as per Supreme Court Rule XIX, § 10.1. These costs will accrue legal interest if not paid within thirty days of the court’s final judgment.
The Disposition states:
“IT IS ORDERED that the Petition for Consent Discipline be accepted and that Michael L. Cohen, Louisiana Bar Roll number21533, be and he hereby is suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year and one day. It is further ordered that this suspension shall be deferred in its entirety and that respondent shall be placed on probation for a period to coincide with the term of his diagnostic monitoring agreement with the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program.”
At the time of writing, Mr. Cohen is listed in the Hailey McNamara law firm as a counsel. He attended the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, graduating in 1992. He practices in Metairie, Louisiana. His bio can be found on hmhlp.com.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.