About Cohorn Law

About Cohorn Law

Photo of Cohorn Law Founder Cari Cohorn

Photo courtesy Rosemary Comisky Culiver

Success – On Your Terms. Cohorn Law understands that each client may define success differently. Our driving motivation is to deliver the highest possible value to our clients, developing a tailored plan with each client for pursuing specific goals while carefully balancing the potential benefit of each tactic against the cost. We believe in leveraging technology and strategically teaming with experts and and other professionals to give our clients the best return on their investment in legal services.

Cari A. Cohorn              Linked in: Professional contact information Twitter

Cohorn Law’s founder and principal, Cari A. Cohorn, tirelessly advocates for her clients. A battle-tested litigator and trusted advisor, Cari is committed to delivering the highest quality services to her clients.

Cari’s experience with class action litigation and employment law issues dates back to her master’s degree research, which focused on the measurement and impact of sexual and racial harassment and discrimination and on the use of social science research in decision-making in civil litigation (e.g., class certification and calculations of damages). This research was put into practice in Cari’s work with expert witnesses and consultants in connection with litigation of individual and class-wide harassment and discrimination claims.

Cari attended law school at Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley), where she was a member of the California Law Review. Following law school, Cari became an associate at a multi-national, San Francisco-based litigation firm, focusing her practice on employment law, commercial litigation, and appeals.

Cari next practiced with, and became a partner of, one of San Francisco’s preeminent entertainment law and intellectual property boutiques. While there, she continued her active employment and commercial practices, while gaining significant expertise in intellectual property, sports and entertainment law, and technology and privacy law.

Cari is admitted to practice in all California state courts, as well as all of the federal district courts in California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Beyond her own practice, Cari is dedicated to community service. Among other things, she performs pro bono work for Legal Aid of Marin, the Center for Protection of Athletes’ Rights, and the California Lawyers for the Arts, and she routinely volunteers as a judge for Boalt Hall’s moot court and appellate advocacy programs. In addition, Cari recently served on the advisory board and as a panel moderator for California Lawyers for the Arts’ 32nd Annual Music Business Seminar.

With Cohorn Law, Cari is committed to providing a streamlined, agile approach to the practice of law, singularly focused on our clients’ goals.

Selected Publications


  • B.A. (Psychology; magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Southwestern University
  • M.A. (Psychology), University of Illinois
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

Professional Affiliations

Published Decisions

  • Board of Pilot Commissioners, etc. v. Superior Court, 218 Cal. App. 4th 577 (2013)
  • Dine v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 449 F. App’x 646 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Minton v. Deloitte & Touche USA LLP Plan, 631 F. Supp. 2d 1213 (N.D. Cal. 2009)
  • Bellah v. Am. Airlines, Inc., 656 F. Supp. 2d 1207 (E.D. Cal. 2009)