Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo, Cohen & Peterfriend

Stuart Cohen

Office Phone: 305.377.8900
Office Fax: 954.761.9940
Cell Phone: 305.542.9465
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Practice Areas

  • Environmental / Toxic Tort
  • Professional Liability
"With 29 years of experience handling environmental litigation, professional liability and product liability matters, it's my job to spot the tough cases and navigate them through trial."

Stuart Cohen is a Senior Partner in the Miami office of Luks Santaniello. Stuart primarily represents clients in the areas of environmental and toxic torts, professional liability, and products liability. Serving as regional lead trial counsel for several clients in the defense of toxic tort claims relating to asbestos and all myriad of exposures comprises the most significant part of Stu’s practice. He represents the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, and products containing silica in cases involving claims of significant injury and death. Stu’s practice includes the defense of products liability claims. He represents companies that manufacture gaskets, packings, brake grinders, pumps, boilers, and other industrial equipment. Outside of the courtroom, Stu frequently speaks at seminars on topics and issues related to the litigation of asbestos claims.

In his professional liability practice, Stu represents a variety of professionals with particular emphasis on insurance agents and brokers, real estate professionals, and securities brokers and broker-dealers. He has defended cases involving allegations of negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to procure insurance, failure to be licensed, and other common law and statutory claims. Defending brokers and broker-dealer in securities arbitration proceedings with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is also a part of Stu’s practice. His representation of professionals in the securities field includes defending against claims of account-churning, suitability, violations of “Blue-Sky Laws,” and other state and federal claims arising from the relationship between securities brokers and their clients, as well as licensing issues.

Stu is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States District Courts of Florida in the Middle District and in the Southern District, including the Trial Bar. He is a member of The Florida Bar, and he has served as the Chair of the Grievance Committee for the 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County. Also, he is a member of the American Bar Association and the Dade-County Bar Association.

Martindale Rating

AV® Preeminent™


  • City University of New York, Queens College, B.A., 1988, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Nova Southeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1991.

Bar Admissions

  • 1992, Florida.
  • 1994, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.
  • 2003, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
  • 2008, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida.
  • 2007, U.S. Supreme Court.

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar
  • American Bar Associations


  • Manufacturers and Distributors or Asbestos related products
  • Other Professionals
  • Agents and Brokers
  • Lawyers and Accountants
  • Psychiatrists and Health Care Providers
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