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Roy S. Cohen

Partner   |   Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Louisville
Partner   |   Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Louisville

ROY S. COHEN is the Founder and President of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, as well as a Shareholder and member of the Board of Directors. In his practice, Roy represents clients involved in every facet of the construction industry, including construction managers, general contractors, municipal authorities, private developers, major trade contractors, architects, engineers, and sureties. He also acts as counsel to more than 200 clients and counts more than 120 electrical contractors as clients. The Firm represents more than 1,000 construction and construction related clients nationwide. 

During the course of his career, Roy has handled more than 1,000 mediations, arbitrations, and litigations on both the state and federal levels in a variety of jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, West Virginia, Hawaii, Maryland, Colorado, and California. He has twice argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and he has also argued several cases on the appellate level in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. He has been admitted pro hac vice in more than 10 states.

A frequent speaker on construction litigation matters, Roy has spoken to a variety of peer groups including the Super Conference on Construction in San Francisco, to the National Certified Public Accountants Convention in Las Vegas, the National Electrical Contractors Association in London and Chicago, the American Arbitration Association, and the Federated Electrical Contractors in Puerto Rico, Boston and Las Vegas, as well as at a variety of seminars sponsored by the Firm and its clients.


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  • Roy has been named to Chambers USA: Pennsylvania Construction list every year since 2014.Chambers & Partners ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide.
  • Over the past several years, Who's Who Legal has named Roy as one of the six top constrcution lawyers in Pennsylvania.
  • Roy has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the field of Construction Litigation since 2004. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.
  • Roy has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating for professional ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings provides reviews of lawyers and law firms for consumers and professionals.
  • Roy has been featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal's CEO Profile.

Areas of Practice



Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Tax Court