ABOUT MICHAEL B. COHEN

Michael B. Cohen is an elder law attorney whose Dallas law practice focuses on the legal needs of the disabled and elderly, including estate and Medicaid and other public benefits (such as Veterans benefits) planning. He is a frequent speaker on these topics.

 

Mr. Cohen is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a past President of the Texas chapter of such organization. He is also Past Chair of the Solo & Small Firms Section and the Probate, Trusts and Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association. He is also past President of the Dallas Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Additionally, he is presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Dallas Chapter, the AGE Council of the Senior Source, the Board of Directors of the Dallas Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Providers, the Board of Directors of The Legacy Midtown Park and as President of the Elderly Communal Housing at Dallas (ECHAD). He is also on the State Bar’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Dallas region. He has been accredited by the Veterans Administration to give legal advice regarding Veterans benefits.

 

He is also named as one of Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers and assigned the highest rating (AV) by Martindale Hubbell. Based on an independent survey, he has been named by Texas Monthly as one of the Best Wealth Managers in terms of client satisfaction (and the only D/FW attorney mentioned in the area of long term care). He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin and from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was a member of the honorary fraternity of Phi Beta Kappa.

CREDENTIALS

  • President, Dallas Chapter – Society of Financial Service Professionals (2013-2015)
  • Chair of the Probate, Trusts and Estates section of the Dallas Bar Association (2010-2011)
  • Past president, Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Chair of the Solo & Small Firms Section of the Dallas Bar Association (2012)
  • Board of Directors, Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Board of Directors, Dallas Chapter – Society of Financial Service Professionals (2011-2013)
  • Board of Directors, Senior Rights Political Action Committee (Senior PAC)
  • President, Elderly Communal Housing at Dallas (ECHAD)
  • Public Policy Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Grassroots Advocacy Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Board of Directors, Southwest Jewish Congress
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (Dallas regional subcommittee)
  • Program Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Institute
  • Past Chair of the Professional Relations Committee, Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Board of Directors, Jewish Family Services
  • Litigation Committee, Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Board of Directors, Israel Bonds, Southwest region
  • Advisory Committee for the Senior Source