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Eliot Kenneth Cohen

Eliot Kenneth Cohen, American judge. Bar: 1956, United States District Court Massachusetts 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1986. Recipient Contribution to Higher Education award Governor of Massachusetts, 1964, Outstanding Citizens award, Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce, 1992.


Cohen, Eliot Kenneth was born on November 24, 1928 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel S. and Jennette (Goldstein) Cohen.


Bachelor, University Massachusetts, 1950. Juris Doctor, Boston University, 1953. Master of Laws, Boston University, 1965.


Associate Widett & Kruger, Boston, 1956-1958. Lawyer private practice, 1958-1974. General counsel Boston Finance Commission, 1964-1966.

Lawyer private practice Newton, Massachusetts, 1974-1976. Senior associate Cohen, Concannon & Rosenberg, 1976-1981. Associate justice Probate and Family Court, Worcester, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981-1998, Nantucket, 1981-1998.

Of counsel Rosenberg, Freedman, Goldstein, Newton, 2000—2004. Justice Probate & Family Court, Canton, Massachusetts, 2004—2009. Instructor law Northeastern University, Boston, 1965-1966.

Member advisory board higher education Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, 1964-1965. Advisor Department Mental Health, Boston, 1972-1978. 1st justice Nantucket Probate and Family Court, 1981-1998, court appointed Master and mediator Appeals Court, 1998-2000.

Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee 2006-2010. Lecturer Mass General Hospital, Postmortem Reproduction 2008. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1953-1955, Korean Conflict, captain United States Air Force Reserve, 1955-1966.


Member, president Board of Alderman, Newton, 1966-1978. President Boys club, Newton, 1980-1982. Director Massachusetts Heart Association, Boston, 1972-1976.

District director UnitedFund, Newton, 1970. First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1953-1955, captain United States Air Force, 1955-1966. Fellow American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers (Massachusetts chapter).

Member American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sports, reading.


Married Elaine Ginsberg, December 16, 1956. Children: Sandra S., James I.