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W. Shane Cohen

Of Counsel

Retired USAF Chief Circuit Judge and Colonel W. Shane Cohen continues to serve clients in worldwide criminal and civil litigation, with special expertise in environmental law, criminal law, health care law, regulatory law, personnel issues, crisis management and international negotiations. An experienced leader and litigator, Mr. Cohen has tried and presided over hundreds of cases at the federal, state and administrative level, including representing clients around the globe in environmental litigation, administrative penalties and fines and regulatory compliance worth over $100 Billion.

EMAIL:shane-cohen@rbmn.com
PHONE:801-531-2000
W. Shane Cohen

W. Shane Cohen

Of Counsel

Retired USAF Chief Circuit Judge and Colonel W. Shane Cohen continues to serve clients in worldwide criminal and civil litigation, with special expertise in environmental law, criminal law, health care law, regulatory law, personnel issues, crisis management and international negotiations. An experienced leader and litigator, Mr. Cohen has tried and presided over hundreds of cases at the federal, state and administrative level, including representing clients around the globe in environmental litigation, administrative penalties and fines and regulatory compliance worth over $100 Billion.

Professional Affiliations

Admitted To Practice

Utah, October 1998
Supreme Court of the United States, 2018
Utah Supreme Court, 1998
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1999
United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, 1999

Recognitions

United States Air Force Trial Judiciary Circuit of the Year, 2018
Fifth Air Forces Japan Senior Judge Advocate (Attorney) of the Year, 2014, 2015
Fifth Air Forces Japan Legal Office of the Year, 2013
Pacific Air Forces Junior Judge Advocate (Attorney) of the Year,View more

United States Air Force Trial Judiciary Circuit of the Year, 2018
Fifth Air Forces Japan Senior Judge Advocate (Attorney) of the Year, 2014, 2015
Fifth Air Forces Japan Legal Office of the Year, 2013
Pacific Air Forces Junior Judge Advocate (Attorney) of the Year, 2009
Eleventh Air Force Alaska Junior Judge Advocate (Attorney of the year, 2008, 2009
Air Force Environmental Law and Litigation Division, Field Grade Officer of the Quarter, 2007
The George Washington University Law School Trial Advocacy Competition Winner, 2006
Pacific Circuit Defense Junior Officer of the Year, 2004
Pacific Circuit Trial Defense Attorney of the Year, 2003
48 Mission Support squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year and Quarter, 2000

Education

Master of Laws, The George Washington University, August 2006 (with highest honors)
Juris Doctor, Brigham Young University, May 1998 (cum laude)
Bachelor of Arts (Japanese), Brigham Young University, December 1994 (magna cum laude)

Publications

The Sky Has Not Fallen: A Brief Look at the Impact of United States v. Walters Ten Years Later, Co-authored with Captain Jonathan Sussman, Air Force Law Review, Volume 70, 2013

“Waste Not, Want Not!” An Argument for the Early Involvement of Non-DoD Parties and the Inclusion of Environmental Cleanup Costs in Future BRAC Payback (Cost-Savings) Calculations, Master of Laws Thesis, 2006

ADC In-A-Snap, Military Defense Counsel Training Manual, Co-authored with Lt Col David Dusseau and Capt Wm. Darrel Johnson, 2005