The Cohen Defense Group is offering an employment opportunity that marries your dreams of financial success and career satisfaction with a simpler more fulfilling lifestyle.

Current Openings

Criminal Defense Attorney – Experienced Trial Lawyer (Roseville)

We currently are looking to hire an experienced trial lawyer to join our team. The position will involve handling a felony calendar of court-appointed cases from arraignment through jury trial including settlement negotiations, contested motions, preliminary hearings, and writs. In addition, the position involves the development and representation of private practice criminal cases in the home county of Placer as well as surrounding counties of Sacramento, Yuba, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, and Nevada. The position may be ideally suited to a practitioner with a successful private practice seeking the benefits of joining a well-developed team of lawyers, or to an experienced public defender looking for the opportunity to develop a private practice while committing greater resources to their indigent clients than their public defender caseloads permit. The ideal candidate for the position will possess a work history reflecting heavy advocacy and criminal litigation experience either in the public or private sector. All applicants must be proficient in legal research and writing, capable of adapting to new technology, and must be members of the California State Bar.

Who We Are

cohen team walking together

We are the largest private criminal defense firm in the foothills, but we also contract with Placer County to offer first-level conflict defender services for indigent clients. We strive to provide the highest level of indigent defense, and the work we do for our private clients supports that goal.  Our team is made up of some of the best criminal defense lawyers in the state, including lawyers who are certified specialists in criminal law, lawyers repeatedly recognized as Northern California Super Lawyers, and lawyers recognized by Sacramento Magazine as the best in the region.  We would love to welcome you aboard!

The Cohen Defense Group’s dual practice model creates a unique professional opportunity.  You get the satisfaction of serving the indigent community along with the ability to develop a thriving private practice.  At the Cohen Defense Group, we work as a team.  We round-table difficult cases, cover each other’s appearances, and support our colleagues whenever possible.  We are here to help our clients and we are here to help each other. 

When we started the Cohen Defense Group in 2017, our goal was to create a high-caliber law firm that attracted the best legal talent in the state.  Now our dream has become a reality.  The Cohen Defense team is made up of brilliant, hardworking people committed to helping a wide range of clients at all stages of the criminal justice process.  

What We Do

The Cohen Defense Group’s indigent defense practice serves courthouses in Roseville and Auburn.  We have office locations in both cities, which allows us to be accessible to the Placer County courts when needed. Our private practice covers the eastern portion of the Central Valley, including Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, and Sutter Counties, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in El Dorado, Placer, and Nevada Counties, and the Eastern Sierra communities in the Lake Tahoe area.  Our attorneys live everywhere from Nevada City to Davis and have all office locations available to them.

Nevada County Living

Live and work in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Located on the edge of the Tahoe National Forest, Nevada City, California, is a sophisticated little town that hosts two film festivals and is an outdoor-enthusiast’s dream. A quick 45-minute drive from Sugar Bowl Resort, residents spend their winters skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snowshoeing. In the summer, mountain-bikers have access to 120 miles of single-track trails and kayakers can hit Class V rapids on the Yuba River, 15 minutes from the office. Scott’s Flat Lake is just out of town if you are into water-skiing, paddle boarding, or just barbequing on the beach. It’s easy to see why Nevada City has made “Best Of” lists for such illustrious publications as Outside Magazine, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, U.S. News and World Report, Sunset Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Lonely Planet.

Is housing expensive where you live? Consider Nevada County, where the median home price is 1/2 that of the bay area, according to the California Association of Realtors. Tired of commuting through rush hour traffic? No such thing in Nevada County. You’ll find everything you need within a 15-minute drive. Worried you’ll miss the big city? Sacramento is only an hour away, replete with theater, art galleries, and fine dining. San Francisco is two-and-a-half-hours down the highway – head down for the weekend and scoot back home before the work week traffic commences.

A simpler way of life in a stunning location. Come see what Nevada County has to offer.

Placer County Living

Foresthill Bridge, North Fork of the American River

Be part of a thriving community that stretches from Sacramento to beautiful Lake Tahoe.  Placer County offers a plethora of living options, from historic small-town Auburn to the bustling city of Roseville, and everything in between.  Median home prices are 1/2 that of the Bay Area, so your money goes twice as far and your standard of living doubles!

Auburn sits on the confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the American River making it paradise for mountain bikers, hikers, and white-water enthusiasts.  Work for the Cohen Defense Group and spend evenings and weekends exploring the American River Canyon:  hike the trails, rock climb at the quarry, join hundreds of mountain bikers in the annual Cool Mountain Bike Race, fish the river for rainbow trout, take your horse for a trail ride, or raft your way through Class V rapids. Auburn is the Endurance Capital of the world, hosting both the Western States 100 Mile Run and the Tevis Cup 100 Miles One Day Ride. Whether you are an endurance athlete or a weekend warrior, Auburn living brings adventure to your doorstep.  

If you crave the hustle and bustle of the city, Roseville is the place for you.  Upscale shopping and dining abound, while the Galleria shopping mall supplies everything you need. The city boasts more than 80 parks and recreation facilities, with over 35 miles of paved off-street trails winding through beautiful open space preserves, and a temperate climate that allows you to enjoy it all year round.  A short two-hour drive will have you wine tasting in Napa Valley, sailing the bay in San Francisco, or skiing the slopes surrounding Lake Tahoe. Roseville has been recognized as One of the Top Places to Live in the U.S. by and as a Top Place to Raise a Family in California by  Numerous websites have listed Roseville as one of the safest cities in the nation.

You can have it all in Placer County:  small town living, designer stores, upscale restaurants, and easy access to the best of California.