Cohen and Wolf Names Four New Principals to the Firm
Jacqueline F. Barbara joined Cohen and Wolf in 2019 as a Of Counsel and will continue her practice as a Principal of the firm. Practicing family law for thirty-two years, Attorney Barbara guides her clients through family disputes from initial filings to post judgment proceedings. She also provides mediation services for those parties who wish to negotiate without court intervention.
Additionally, Attorney Barbara often serves as a special master through the courts, helping parties resolve their disputes without a trial. She is also often appointed by the court as a Guardian Ad Litem or an Attorney for Minor Children in cases concerning custody and visitation. Attorney Barbara earned her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Marc J. Herman joined Cohen and Wolf in 2018 as an Associate and will continue as a Principal of the firm. Attorney Herman focuses his practice on commercial disputes and securities-related litigation. He appears frequently in Connecticut State and Federal Courts, in which he handles complex commercial disputes; and he has substantial experience arbitrating matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Marc also appears in State and Federal Appellate Courts, in which he handles matters ranging from copyright infringement to title insurance claims.
Attorney Herman was recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a “New Leader in the Law” in 2021 and by Best Lawyers: "Ones to Watch" for his work in Litigation (2021-2023). Additionally, he was named a “Rising Star” by Connecticut Super Lawyers® for his work in Business Litigation (2019-2022). Attorney Herman obtained his first law degree in the United Kingdom before successfully graduating third in his class from Quinnipiac Law School summa cum laude—and as a published author in the Quinnipiac Law Review.
Clifford A. Merin joined Cohen and Wolf in 2016 as an Associate and will continue his practice as a Principal of the firm. Attorney Merin provides a range of legal services for private, public, and individual clients, and has extensive experience representing clients in family matters, including divorce, custody, and child support proceedings. He also practices in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense and regularly appears in Superior Court across Connecticut.
Attorney Merin was recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a “New Leader in the Law” in 2019 and is named a “Rising Star” by Connecticut Super Lawyers® for his work in the area of Family Law (2019-2022) and General Litigation (2018). He earned his J.D. from New York Law School. Attorney Merin is a resident of Madison, Connecticut.
Joshua Pedreira joined Cohen and Wolf in 2015 as an Associate and will continue his practice as a Principal of the firm. Attorney Pedreira’s practice is comprised of a vast array of civil litigation matters, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, debt collection, debt resolution, breach of contract, and landlord/tenant disputes. His practice also includes criminal defense as he represents clients before the Superior Court for various criminal matters, such as motor vehicle offenses, violations of protective orders, breach of peace, and assault. In addition to his litigation practice, Attorney Pedreira also handles various transactional matters involving the purchase and sale of real estate, including extensive experience with short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. He regularly represents and provides counsel to common interest communities, municipalities, and businesses, as well as individuals, in both his litigation and transactional practices.
In 2019, Attorney Pedreira was named a “New Leader in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune. He is listed on the Connecticut Super Lawyers® list as a “Rising Star” in the area of Creditor Debtor Rights (2018-2022). Attorney Pedreira currently serves on the boards of the Child and Family Guidance Center, where he chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee, and the Cardinal Shehan Center, both located in Bridgeport. He earned his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Attorney Pedreira resides in New Haven County.