Jay was born and raised in Houston, TX. Jay attended the Village School prior to graduating from Episcopal High School in 2001. Jay then attended Southern Methodist University where he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelors of Business Administration, with a major in finance and minor in psychology. While at SMU, Jay was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity and named by Who’s Who as one of the top 30 students at SMU for 2004 – 2005.
Jay Cohen has always been a defense lawyer, not a former prosecutor who used to fight against people like you. We’ve always been on your side, and we’ll always fight to ensure your rights are protected.
Certifications and Memberships
Earned the ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation as recognized by the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS.
Certified Practitioner in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Certified Instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
Trained in Forensic Chromatography
Trained in Forensic Drug Analysis
Trained in Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
Member of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member of the Houston Bar Association
Member of the American Chemical Society
Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Member of the National College for DUI Defense
Serving clients in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County and Montgomery County