Mitch Cohen joined the Justice Centre in March 2020 after over 35 years in private practice.
Admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1983 Mitch has practiced with major law firms and conducted a litigation practice involving complex questions of fact and law. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba, 1976, Master of Social Work, Washington University, 1978, and Bachelor of Laws, University of Windsor, 1981. Mitch was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1983.
During the course of his legal career he has appeared at all levels of trial and appellate courts in Alberta, the Federal Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. Over the years of his practice he has also acted on matters in British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Poland, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, and the United States.
Mitch was born and raised in Calgary. He has been recognized by various domestic and international organizations as leading senior counsel. He was appointed by the Alberta Minister of Justice and Cabinet to Queen’s Counsel in 2012.