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April 17, 2024 28 mins

Ashley Cohen is the Managing Partner at Bonjean Law Group, a firm specializing in criminal defense and civil rights litigation with a commitment to fighting for individuals whose rights have been violated by the criminal justice system. Starting at the firm in July 2014, shortly before graduating from New York Law School in May 2015, Ashley quickly became an integral part of the team. As a licensed attorney in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois, she is known for her proficiency in all aspects of litigation, from managing extensive caseloads to achieving successful outcomes in both state and federal courts. Her other responsibilities include overseeing the firm’s day-to-day operations, strategic planning, and marketing, and direct involvement in litigation, including depositions, drafting legal documents, negotiating settlements, and litigating evidentiary hearings.

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Wrongful convictions flip lives upside down. But what propels a lawyer to tackle these challenging battles head-on?

According to Ashley Cohen, a seasoned civil rights litigator, her work is driven by a deep commitment to justice and standing up for those wrongfully accused. She stresses the importance of detailed investigations and solid, evidence-based cases. Being directly involved in collecting details and understanding each case can unveil patterns of misconduct and systemic errors often overlooked. Ashley believes that the transformative effect of this meticulous approach not only secures exonerations but also influences broader legal reforms.

In this episode of 15 Minutes, Chad Franzen talks with Ashley Cohen, Managing Partner at Bonjean Law Group, about her relentless pursuit of justice in wrongful conviction cases. They discuss the power of legal advocacy, the critical importance of supporting exonerees after their release, and the emotional and professional dedication required in this challenging field of law.

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