Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Names New Principals and Of Counsel


BRIDGEPORT, CT – The law firm of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. is pleased to announce that David Dobin and Johnpatrick C. O’Brien have become principals of the firm, and Marcia M. Escobedo has been named Of Counsel.

David Dobin has become a principal of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Mr. Dobin joined Cohen and Wolf, P.C. in 2010. He will continue his practice as a principal in the firm’s Litigation, Municipal and Common Interest Communities Groups. Resident in the Bridgeport office, Mr. Dobin practices in the areas of commercial litigation, trademark infringement litigation, real property litigation, foreclosures, landlord/tenant litigation, municipal law and condominium law.

Recently, Mr. Dobin was the recipient of the Judges of the Connecticut Federal District Court 2016 Pro Bono Award, which recognizes “outstanding service to the court in providing legal services to indigent persons”. Mr. Dobin has also been listed as a "Rising Star" by Connecticut Super Lawyers (2013-2016) in the areas of General and Business Litigation, and in 2016, he was recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a "New Leader in the Law".

Mr. Dobin received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the George Washington University Law School. Mr. Dobin and his family reside in Hamden Connecticut.

Johnpatrick C. O’Brien has become a principal of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Mr. O’Brien joined Cohen and Wolf, P.C. in 2013. He will continue his practice as a principal in the firm’s Personal Injury Group. Resident in the firm’s Bridgeport office, Mr. O’Brien’s practice includes a broad scope of personal injury matters, including automobile collisions, premises liability, wrongful death and medical malpractice. He also represents clients in matters involving workers’ compensation injuries and criminal law.

Mr. O’Brien is a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association of Justice. He is listed as a “Top 100” Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and is among the “Top 10” attorneys for client satisfaction by The American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers. 

Mr. O’Brien received his B.S., cum laude, from Sacred Heart University and a Master of Public Administration from Missouri State University. He earned his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Mr. O’Brien and his family reside in Southport, Connecticut.

Marcia M. Escobedo was named Of Counsel to Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Ms. Escobedo joined Cohen and Wolf, P.C. in 2010. She will continue her practice as Of Counsel in the firm’s Employment & Labor, Family Law and Litigation Groups. Resident in the firm’s Bridgeport office, Ms. Escobedo represents individuals in family law litigation and divorce mediation, and private and public employers and individuals in employment litigation. 

In 2014, Ms. Escobedo was appointed a Diverse Leaders Academy Fellow by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. She has been listed as a “Rising Star” by Connecticut Super Lawyers (2014-2016) and was recognized as a “New Leader in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Ms. Escobedo received her B.B.A. from George Washington University and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Ms. Escobedo and her family reside in Bethany, Connecticut.


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