Rob Kohen has earned plenty of big settlements and verdicts during his still-young career as a personal injury specialist. And these settlements have earned his clients significant financial relief.
Just look at 2020: Last year, Kohen earned a $20.5 million settlement for a client who was paralyzed and later died after the driver of a semi-truck fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the client's home.
During the same year, Kohen negotiated a $15 million settlement for a motorcyclist who lost his leg in a car crash.
These results aren't surprising. Kohen started his career with Salvi Law on a strong note. In one of his first trials with the firm, Kohen served as a part of a trial team that won a $15.3 million jury verdict for an Army veteran who was injured at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.
He also took a heavily disputed liability and causation case to trial that settled on the day of closing arguments for the $300,000 policy limits.
"Rob is masterful at his job," said one Chicago attorney who has opposed Kohen. "He understands and cuts right to the core of the issues and the varying angles of those issues, addressing everything that he needs to in discovery with precision."
This same attorney said that though Kohen is aggressive while fighting for his clients, he is never rude or angry in the courtroom. This professional demeanor and commitment to his clients has helped Kohen build his thriving practice.
"Rob is civil, friendly and straightforward when working up a case," his fellow attorney said. "I would trust him to work up a personal injury case at any level and would recommend him as a personal injury attorney to my own friends and family."
Scott Bentivenga, a partner with Chicago's Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, has worked several cases against Kohen. He, too, says that Kohen always impresses with his skills and passion for representing his clients.
"Rob is a dedicated, hard-working, smart, respectful, mature and compassionate lawyer,” Bentivenga said. "His results speak for themselves. Rob focuses on the details, and he leaves no stone unturned in his relentless pursuit of the facts on behalf of his clients."
"Rob is detail-oriented, whip-smart, good on his feet, studious, knowledgeable of the law, charismatic, passionate and compassionate," said attorney Lindsay Margolis.
In recognition of his outstanding legal work, Kohen was honored in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. In addition, he has been named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers every year since 2018. Kohen has also been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing, an honor given to the top 2 percent of lawyers in Illinois who are under 40 years old or have practiced 10 years or less.