Our Practice Areas


Cohen & Malad, LLP has over five decades of helping our clients through legal issues impacting their lives. We believe in a client-first approach, and truly believe we can be a fierce advocate for our clients and give #PowerToYourVoice. There is no “typical” case, rather each client and each case is unique. With a highly personalized approach to each and every client we serve, we are committed to building meaningful relationships and fighting for the best possible outcome. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Our Class Action Practice Group is committed to obtaining recoveries for large numbers of consumers in cases that are simply not large enough or are expected to be difficult to litigate individually. There are many different types of class action lawsuits, including antitrust class actions, bank overdraft fee claims, privacy policy claims, environmental claims, human rights issues, payday loan claims, healthcare and insurance litigation, wage and hour violations, and securities and investment fraud. When there are a large number of plaintiffs who all have the same type of injury or essentially the same claim, a class action lawsuit can render a single, much more efficient lawsuit. Cohen & Malad, LLP has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries in statewide, nationwide, and international class actions.

The Cohen & Malad, LLP Personal Injury Practice Group help those who have suffered physical injury or financial damage, due to the negligence of others. We understand that no one ever expects to be involved in an accident. When you are doing nothing wrong—and everything right—yet are injured through the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another person, you are entitled to solid, experienced legal representation. We will fight hard to ensure you receive an equitable settlement for your injuries and to ensure you are able to receive the medical attention you need and deserve to allow you to heal. Your future is of the utmost importance to us at Cohen & Malad, LLP; we can help with the following types of personal injury cases: negligence of ambulances or hospitals, airplane accidents, ATV accidents, car, bus, truck and motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, birth injuries, child injuries, traumatic brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, sexual abuse, medical malpractice, railway accidents, premises liability accidents, negligent security claims, insurance claims and dram shop: over-serving of alcohol.

Our Family Law Practice Group help those who are going through emotional family relationship legal matters. Divorce, adoption, pre-and post-nuptial agreements, child support and spousal support matters, child custody issues and the myriad of other issues which arise from domestic relationships are handled by the Cohen & Malad, LLP attorneys. We understand that you may be going through one of the most emotional times of your life, and we want to ensure your legal rights and your future are protected during this time. Whether you have a relatively simple family law matter or a more complex one, we can help.

Our Business Services, Real Estate and Business Litigation Practice Group – Our Business Services attorneys provide expertise in entity formation, mergers, acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, general business advice, commercial real estate and commercial lending. Throughout the course of business, disagreements may arise. At times those disagreements escalate and litigation is necessary. When business owners find themselves involved in disputes, our business litigation attorneys are here to provide tenacious legal counsel. Cohen & Malad, LLP will step in to aggressively protect the interests of its clients. Representing both businesses and individuals, both in and out of Court, Cohen & Malad, LLP has gained a reputation of being a forceful advocate for its clients business interests. Our real estate attorneys also help businesses and individuals in real estate transactions including buying, selling, or leasing of property. Our group’s knowledge and experience extends to all real estate and commercial issues. We also represent local and national lenders in the areas of foreclosure, bankruptcy, repossession, collection, title claims and related litigation.

Our Appellate Law Practice Group can initiate your appeal of a court decision, using a fresh perspective from a Cohen & Malad, LLP attorney who has a deep understanding of the appeals process and the appellate court system. Our first goal will be to strengthen your original representation, however, if there were any issues associated with that representation, our unique combination of insight, skill, and appellate knowledge can be extremely important for your future.

The Pharmaceutical Drug and Medical Device Practice Group help those who have suffered injury from a prescription or over-the-counter drug or a medical device which they believed to be safe. All too often drug corporations and medical device manufacturers do not fully test their drug or device for safety and may even continue to market a drug or medical device long after they are aware of risks. When this occurs, consumers who have suffered serious injury from a dangerous drug or medical device are entitled to compensation for their injuries as well as for lost wages and pain and suffering. Having a Cohen & Malad, LLP attorney by your side who understands the complexities of these cases is crucial to the final outcome of your claim.


How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Eminent Domain Attorney?

Landowners are often concerned that they can’t afford to hire an attorney...

Landowners are often concerned that they can’t afford to hire an attorney or that, if they do hire an attorney, the attorney will take most of the settlement proceeds. This is not the case with contingent fees in eminent domain cases. These fee agreements have become commonplace as potential clients prefer not to spend money upfront to hire an attorney and want to have a way to encourage the attorney to get them the most money possible out of their case. Contingent fee contracts are created to do exactly that. In its most basic form, a contingent fee agreement says that a client will not owe an attorney any money for representing them until and unless the attorney obtains a settlement or secures a favorable verdict at trial. In that event, the attorney takes his fee out of the proceeds the clients get from their cases. If an attorney is not able to settle the case and does not win at trial, then the clients owe the attorney no money for his work.


Does Your Business Entity Really Protect You from Personal Liability?

Business owners often form entities such as Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)...

Business owners often form entities such as Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) or Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). Frequently, such entities are formed at the advice of lawyers, accountants, or other business advisors, to limit the business owner’s liability. But do they?

The answer, as in so many areas of law and business, is “it depends.” It depends on both the type of liability and the manner in which the business owner has dealt with corporate matters.


Do Fast Drug Approvals by FDA Help or Harm Patients?

Two recent studies published by the British Journal of Medicine (BJM) raise...

Two recent studies published by the British Journal of Medicine (BJM) raise concerns about the speed with which the Food and Drug Administration approves drugs for market in the United States. According to the FDA the stages of drug development and review necessary to gain marketing approval include:

Pre-clinical Testing;
Investigational New Drug Application;
Phase 1 studies - Focused on safety. Seeks to identify frequent side effects, etc.;
Phase 2 studies - Focused on efficacy. Does the drug work on the condition or disease?;
Phase 3 studies - A larger pool of subjects is tested for safety and effectiveness of drug;
Review Meeting between the Drug maker and FDA;
New Drug Application (NDA) - The formal step the drug maker takes in submitting all testing data to FDA for marketing approval.

When the NDA is submitted, the FDA has 60 days to decide whether to file the drug for review. The testing phases are potentially the longest timeframes involved with the drug approval process as it takes time to administer the drugs to the test subjects and gather safety and efficacy data. It can take several years for a drug maker to gather sufficient information from testing phase.


Can a Non-Patient File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Medical Malpractice Claims by non-patients--are they permitted in Indiana? The law in...

Medical Malpractice Claims by non-patients--are they permitted in Indiana? The law in Indiana generally requires there to be a patient/physician relationship before a medical malpractice claim can be filed against a doctor. A recent case decided by the Indiana Supreme Court, however, recognized that in certain situations, a person may sue a doctor even if he or she was not the doctor's patient.


Do I Need an Attorney for a Real Estate Transaction?

Typical real estate transactions involve a buyer, a seller, and real estate...

Typical real estate transactions involve a buyer, a seller, and real estate agents who represent each of the parties involved in the transfer of ownership of the property. Including an attorney in your real estate transaction can help either party ensure that their interests are being protected.

You may be wondering why you would need to hire an attorney. Regardless of whether your transaction is typical or not,. An attorney can provide valuable assistance to make sure your interests are well represented in the transaction.



Cohen & Malad, LLP was founded in 1968 by former Indiana Attorney General, John J. Dillon, with Louis F. Cohen and others. Since that time, Cohen & Malad, LLP has grown to be an admired and respected law firm. The Firm prosecutes and defends class actions and other civil litigation in Courts throughout the United States.

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