Rob Cohen, Jr., Denver Bankruptcy Attorney

Robertson Bruce Cohen a/k/a “Rob Jr.”

…”In addition to his reassuring and supportive nature, Rob possess the qualities one hopes for in their attorney; a strong knowledge of the law, good judgment, determination, and integrity.  He is a good man, he is an excellent attorney…” more client testimonials…

Current Employment Positions

  • Managing Partner – Cohen & Cohen, P.C.
  • Panel Member, Region 19 Chapter 7 Trustee
  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law – MSU Denver

Areas of Practice

  • Rob is a practicing attorney, he serves as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee, and is a certified Mediator.  Rob spends the majority of his time focusing on creditor and debtor representation in consumer and corporate bankruptcy.   He has been appointed a Chapter 11 Trustee, Examiner, and Liquidating Agent.  As of 2022 Rob has administered approximately 10,000 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


  • 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
  • Federalist Society
  • Christian Legal Society
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Awards, Recognition, Advanced Certification

  • Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Certification
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star: 2013 – 2017; Super Lawyer: 2018 – 2022
  • 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, 2022

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)*
  • Cohen v. Chernushin (In re Chernushin), 911 F.3d 1265 (10th Cir. 2018)*

*Represented by Counsel


  • “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

Speaking Engagements

  • “Bankruptcy Basics”, Metro Volunteer Lawyers and the Denver Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, 2021
  • “Bankruptcy Basics: Chapter 7, 13 and 11 (Subchapter V)”, Colorado Bar Association, CBA/CLE (June 2020)
  • “Navigating Mediation in the Shadow of Bankruptcy”, 13th Annual Colorado ADR Conference, CBA/CLE (November 2019)
  • Moderator, “Trustee’s Corner – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13”, Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Bench Bar (October 2019)
  • “Cyber security and Password Protection”, United States Trustee Annual Meeting, (November 2018)
  • Moderator, “Chapter 7 Trustee Issues”, Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Bench Bar (November 2018)
  • “Bankruptcy Overview”, Christian Legal Society, Broomfield FISH CLE, (November 2017)
  • “Field Guide for the Pro Bono Attorney”, Christian Legal Society, Littleton Life Center CLE, (January 2017)
  • “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)
  • Moderator, “Chapter 7 Topics & Integrity of the Bankruptcy System”, Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Bench Bar (October 2013)
  • 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)
  • Moderator, “Chapter 7 Topics”, Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Bench Bar (October 2011)
  • “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)
  • Moderator, “Chapter 13 Topics”, Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Bench Bar (October 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)
  • 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, – 2020
  • School Board Member and Officer (2014 – 2019)
  • Volunteer Attorney – 1st Judicial District Law Day (2012 – 2020)
  • Chief Justice’s Commission on Professional Development, Supreme Court of Colorado (2015 – 2019)


Rob is a voracious reader of historical fiction and fantasy.  Podcasts about history (always looking for suggestions), current events, and technology seem to take more of his time than they should. 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”