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Seth R. Cohen


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Practice areas

  • Civil litigation
  • State and federal criminal defense
  • Civil and constitutional rights
  • Labor and employment law
  • Capital litigation


  • North Carolina, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2000


  • University of Georgia, B.A. and A.B.J.; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D.; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers. Member, Carolyn B. Davis Society.


Associations & memberships

  • Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Biographical details

  • Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1999 – present.
  • General Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina.


Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P. serves clients in Greensboro and throughout Guilford County and surrounding counties in North Carolina.