PITTSFIELD — Attorneys Leonard H. Cohen and Kevin M. Kinne, two of the founding partners of the Pittsfield law firm Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook have been recognized on The Best Lawyers in America 2019 list. The Best Lawyers list is compiled based only on a peer-review evaluation process.Cohen is a veteran criminal defense attorney who has handled in more than 5,000 cases, including 50 first-degree murder cases throughout his career. In 2009, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Cohen as one of the most influential lawyers in Massachusetts and within the criminal justice community. He is active in the local charitable community and has served as an adjunct professor at several law schools.Kinne was named to the list for his work in litigation — labor and employment law. Kinneregularly advises employers throughout the Berkshires on a broad range of employment law matters including counseling for employee issues and drafting employment-related documents. On the litigation front, Kinne is an experienced federal and state court trial attorney who last year achieved settlements in excess of $8 million for his clients. Kinne also has been selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer for 2019.
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