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Practice Areas

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Criminal Defense


The Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A. law firm has long been known throughout Maryland as the people's choice. We are the lawyers many people choose when they have a workers' compensation claim, a personal injury claim, or some other legal problem. We have the experience and compassion to assure you are treated fairly by the legal system.

Personal Injury

Workers' Compensation

Car Accidents

Truck Accidents

Industrial Accidents

Medical Malpractice

Product Liability

Social Security Disability

Criminal Defense

DWI, DUI Defense

Traffic Violations

The Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A. law firm in Baltimore, Maryland, serves clients in the Baltimore metro area, DC metro area, Western Maryland, Southern Maryland, and on the Maryland Eastern Shore; including the communities of Annapolis, Salisbury, Cambridge, Easton, Aberdeen, Cumberland, Hagerstown, Columbia, Greenbelt, Frederick, Bethesda, Glen Burnie, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Beltsville, Hampstead, Manchester, Westminster, New Windsor, Upper Marlboro, Kent Island, Bel Air, Queenstown, Bowie, and Laurel.

Classes & Seminars

  • Preparation Fluid of Personal Injury, MSBA, 1998 to 2014
  • Mentoring Program, MAJ, 2010-2014, 2016 to present

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Maryland Resource Parent Assoc., 2014 to Present
  • Baltimore County Foster Parent Assoc., 2013 to Present

Past Positions

  • Saiontz & Kirk, Associate, 2000 to 2015
  • Law Office of Stephen L. Miles, Associate, 1990 to 2000

Ancillary Businesses

  • Legislative work for MAJ
  • Amicus Writer for MAJ

Published Works

  • Contributing Author, Preparation & Trial of a Personal Injury Case, MSBA, 2014


  • Trial Lawyer of the year - MAJ, 2015
  • Leadership in the Law - Daily Record, 2013

Representative Cases

  • WR Grace v. Swedo, 139Md.441, Court of Appeals, 2013
  • Amicus Colemen v. Soccer Assn. of Columbia, 432Md.679, Court of Appeals, 2012