Rob Cohen, Jr., Denver Bankruptcy Attorney

Robertson Bruce Cohen a/k/a “Rob Jr.”

…”Thanks again for everything…we have said several times to each other, ‘Damn good thing we have Rob on our side!'” more client testimonials…

Current Employment Positions

Areas of Practice

  • In addition to serving as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee, Rob spends the majority of his time focusing on creditor and debtor representation in consumer and corporate bankruptcy. Rob has administered over 7,000 Chapter 7 bankruptcy estates and has been involved in hundreds of lawsuits, both bankruptcy and civil. He has experience in a range of legal areas including civil litigation, contract drafting/disputes, domestic relations, bankruptcy litigation, and real property. As an active lawyer in Denver, Rob continues to represent individuals and businesses in a range of matters in order to continually learn and gain practical experience so as to better manage the firm and represent his clients.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 2014

Education

  • University of Denver Daniels College of Business – M.B.A. 2004
  • University of Denver College of Law – J.D. 2003
  • University of Wyoming – B.A. 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Federalist Society
  • Christian Legal Society
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Awards, Recognition, Advanced Certification

  • Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Certification
  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 2013 Donald E. Cordova Distinguished Service Award
  • First Judicial District Bar Association George Holley Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2011
  • Nominated for Denver Business Journal 40 under 40, 2014, 2016
  • Law Week Colorado, Barrister’s Choice: Best Bankruptcy Lawyer, 2017

Published Cases

  • In re Beaudin, No. 09-355557 EEB 2012 WL 3748735 (Bankr.D.Colo.Sep 21, 2010)
  • In Re Borgman, 698 F.3d 1255 (10th Cir.2012)*
  • In re Moosman, 473 B.R. 385 (Bankr. D.Colo. 2012)*
  • In re Allen, 492 B.R. 320 (Bankr. D.Colo. 2013)*
  • In re Aichinger, No. 15-CV-00188-RBJ, 2015 WL 790536 (D.Colo.Feb 23, 2015)
  • In re Allen, 607 F. App’x 840 (10th Cir. 2015)*

*Represented by Counsel

Publications

  • “History of Bankruptcy in Ancient Societies – Part 2”, American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal, Summer 2017, Vol. 33, No. 3
  • “History of Bankruptcy in Ancient Societies – Part 1”, American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal, Spring 2017, Vol. 33, No. 2
  • “Checks in Float- Property of the Estate Subject to Turnover or Permissible Diminution of Debtor Funds?”, NABT Talk; Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Spring 2011, Vol. 27, No. 1
  • “An Alternative to Law School: The Apprenticeship Model”, Point/Counterpoint, The Colorado Lawyer, May 2009, Vol. 38, No.5
  • “Top Ten Topics in Bankruptcy for the Non-Bankruptcy Attorney”, The Colorado Lawyer, February 2008, Vol. 37, No.2

Presentations

  • “The Many Sides of Bankruptcy Law: Confluence of Family Law and Bankruptcy”, Colorado Bar Association CLE, (March 2016)
  • “2015 Annual Family Bar Conference”, Bankruptcy and Family Law – Presentation at El Paso County Bar Association Family Law Section (December 2015)
  • “2015 Annual Family Law Institute”, Bankruptcy and Divorce – Presentation at Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section in Cooperation with the Colorado Bar Association CLE (August 2015)
  • “2015 Consumer Bankruptcy Update”, Presenter at Colorado Bar Association CLE, (June 2015)
  • “Bankruptcy 101”, Presentation at Christian Legal Society Continuing Legal Education, (June 2015)
  • “Bankruptcy Update”, Presenter at Colorado Bar Association/Bankruptcy Sub-Section, (June 2014)
  • Discharge of Marital Obligations“, Presentation at Colorado Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section, (September 2013)
  • “Bankruptcy & Divorce in Practice: Protecting your Clients”, Presentation at First Judicial Bar Association Family Law CLE (December 2012)
  • “Bankruptcy & Collections Law CLE: Chapter 7 Trustee Perspective & Issues”, Presentation at First Judicial Bar Association Bankruptcy & Collections Law CLE (June 2012)
  • “Bankruptcy & Consumer Law”, Presentation at Christian Legal Society Continuing Legal Education (October 2011); Samaritan House
  • “Consumer Law & Bankruptcy, a Field Guide for the Pro Bono Christian Attorney”, Presentation at Christian Legal Society Continuing Legal Education (May 2010)
  • “Bankruptcy & Short Sales”, Remarks at Multiple Keller Williams Realty Seminar (2010)
  • “Bankruptcy & Consumer Law”, Presentation at Christian Legal Society Continuing Legal Education (February 2009)
  • “Home Factor – Effective Estate Planning for Families”, Remarks at Foothills Bible Church MOPS meeting (July 2007)

Pro Bono/Community Involvement

  • Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program (2004 – Present)
  • Christian Legal Society Legal Aid Clinic (2006 – Present)
  • Key Volunteer – Alumni Volunteer Council for Sigma Phi Epsilon, Wyoming Alpha (2010-11)
  • Board Member 1st Judicial District Bar Association (2012-2014)
  • Bankruptcy Exemption Sub-Committee 2014-2015
  • Business Law Section & Bankruptcy Subsection of CBA, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • School Board Member and Officer (2014 – Present)
  • Volunteer Attorney – 1st Judicial District Law Day (2012 – Present)
  • Chief Justice’s Commission on Professional Development, Supreme Court of Colorado (2015 – Present)

Interests

Rob is a voracious reader of historical fiction and fantasy. Anything written by James Michener and David Gemmell are among his favorites. Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden, and Jim Butcher also rank high on his list. Rob enjoys wilderness excursions with his wife, 3 children, and their 2 dogs. His hobbies are many and include reading and writing, family time, outdoor activities including fly fishing, skiing, mountain biking, paintball, and gardening.

Favorite Lawyer Movie

“My Cousin Vinnie”