Scott was born in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, moved to New York City, moved to Los Angeles, moved to Chicago and returned to California before age 21. Prior to attending law school, Scott worked a variety of jobs similar to many of those who would one day become his clients. He worked as a machine operator, a warehouse foreman, a delivery truck driver and as a waiter. As the result of living and growing up in various parts of the United States and his varied work experiences, Mr. Cohen developed a keen sense of learning to work with others and of the troubles that arose in the work environment.
He attended California State University Fullerton. He received a Bachelor of Science in Law. In 1981, he began attending Western State University School of Law in Fullerton. He has been practicing law since 1984.
He began his law career as a law clerk and later as an associate in several different law firms. He gained a vast amount of experience in handling personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. He decided that his employers weren’t meeting the needs of their clients. He was determined to start his own office that would meet his goals.
In 1986, he opened his own office. His practice was more of a general nature – handling matters such as injury cases, contracts and business transactions. However, he determined his true passion for the law was in helping working people protect the rights granted to them and in assisting them to obtain the benefits available to redress their injuries and financial losses.
He contacted his law school friend, Robert, in late 1989 to discuss the possibility of joining forces on a different type of law practice. They decided that the time was right and on March 1, 1990, the Law Offices of Cohen & Blitz was created.