The Honorable David S. Cohn

San Bernardino County Superior Court, Department S26


The Hon. David S. Cohn is a judge for the Superior Court of San Bernardino County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Gray Davis in 2003, filling a newly created position.

Cohn earned a B.A. from U.S. International University. He then completed a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.

He began his legal career in 1987, practicing with three separate law firms until 1996. He then joined Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith as a partner. He held this position until his appointment, specializing in commercial litigation and the defense of insurance companies in bad faith and coverage disputes, lawyers and real estate brokers in professional malpractice lawsuits, as well as public entities and insureds in simple and complex tort cases.

Cohn has taught civil procedure at California Southern Law School.