November/December 2015

New Magistrate Judge for Eastern District of Missouri: Patricia L. Cohen

On August 11, 2015, Chief Judge Catherine D. Perry announced that Patricia L. Cohen was selected to serve as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. She fills the vacancy created by Judge Thomas C. Mummert.

Judge Cohen received her undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Michigan in 1978 and her law degree from Cornell Law School in 1982. She began her legal career working as a law clerk for Judge Jean Hamilton at the Missouri Court of Appeals (now U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton for the Eastern District of Missouri). While in private practice Cohen focused on labor, employment, and civil rights litigation.

From 1997 to 2003 she served as a Circuit Judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2003 she was appointed as a judge for the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District of Missouri, where she also served as Chief Judge from 2007 to 2008.

Welcome, Judge Cohen!