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NORTHFIELD, NJ – March 7, 2017 – Once again, two of the founding partners at the law firm of Petro Cohen, P.C. received recognition as 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers: Frank A. Petro and Barry D. Cohen.  The research team at Super Lawyers bestows the honorable distinction annually on no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state. Mr. Petro has been nominated for the award every year since 2005, while Mr. Cohen has been named 10 times.

A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The research team makes annual selections using a patented, multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.  The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Frank Petro heads the workers’ compensation department of Petro Cohen Law Firm and is widely respected as a leading workers’ compensation attorney in New Jersey.  He has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney since its inception in 1998.  This is the highest specialty certification available to NJ workers’ compensation lawyers.

Mr. Petro is a former President of the leading professional organization for NJ workers’ compensation lawyers and judges, The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr.  New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, which has a membership of approximately 150 lawyers and judges throughout the State.  He also served as one of 38 National Trustees for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation’s leading professional organization promoting legal excellence, professionalism, ethics, and civility for United States judges and lawyers, and held the position of Treasurer from 2008 to 2012.  Almost 150,000 judges and lawyers across the United States have participated in the American Inns of Court program.

In addition to his recognition on the NJ Super Lawyer List, Mr. Petro received recognition on every “Best Lawyers in America®” list for New Jersey Workers’ Compensation since 1995 and is the only workers’ compensation attorney in the Atlantic City metro area who has this distinction.  He also holds an AV Preeminent® rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell.

Barry Cohen heads the personal injury department of the law firm.  For more than 30 years, his practice has been civil litigation, specializing in personal injury, maritime, product liability, professional negligence, and construction accident claims.  Since 2001, Mr. Cohen has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, which is the highest specialty certification available to NJ civil trial attorneys.

Mr. Cohen received recognition on the NJ Super Lawyer List for personal injury 10 times.  Throughout his career, he has served on a variety of boards and associations, including New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association and Board of Trustees, Vincent S. Haneman America Inn of Court, and many others.  He is also the recipient of numerous service awards including Outstanding Service to the Community and Bar – Atlantic County Bar Association, Young Leadership Award – Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County, Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Community Service – National Conference of Christians and Jews, and Volunteer of the Year Award – Volunteer Center of Atlantic County.

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The Northfield, NJ based law firm of Petro Cohen, P.C. Attorneys handles workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, and Social Security disability claims, with four partners and five associates.  The firm serves all of southern and central New Jersey with offices in Northfield, Cherry Hill, Hamilton, and Cape May Court House, NJ.  For more information, visit or contact Susan Petro at 609.677.1700.

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With exceptional legal credentials and experience, Petro Cohen, P.C. Attorneys at Law handle workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, and Social Security disability claims.  Dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal service available, the attorneys and staff share a passion for winning and an uncompromised commitment to every client.  Recognized as a leading New Jersey law firm for workers’ compensation and personal injury, Petro Cohen, P.C. handles cases throughout southern and central New Jersey.  For more information or an appointment at the Northfield, Cherry Hill, Hamilton, or Cape May, NJ offices, call 888.675.7607 or visit