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Jeryll S. Cohen, Partner

Co-Chair - Trust and Estate Litigation

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Jeryll S. CohenJeryll S. Cohen is a Co-Chair of the Trust and Estate Litigation Department. Her  practice focuses on complex trust and estate administration and estate planning as well as dispute resolution with regard to trusts and estates, conservatorships and guardianships.

Estate tax expertise

Ms. Cohen has extensive experience with estate tax matters, from the preparation of estate tax returns, through defending the estate in audit, appeals and litigation.

She has particular expertise in issues arising from careers in the music and film industries, including the valuation and post mortem administration and distribution of intellectual property rights.

Ms. Cohen has been the lead attorney in numerous complex matters. She often heads a team of tax, administrative and transaction specialists, employing creative solutions with tax-efficient strategies and frequently resolving disputes by settlement. Among Ms. Cohen’s representative matters is the probate administration of the Estate of Michael Jackson.


Ms. Cohen has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates Litigation for fourteen consecutive years, (2010-2023). Ms. Cohen has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list for fifteen consecutive years (2009-2023).

Ms. Cohen is the co-author of the Rutter Group Probate Practice Guide, commencing with the 2012 Edition.

Attorney Education


J.D., cum laude, Loyola Law School

B.A., cum laude, University of California Los Angeles

Attorney Admited to Practice


Professional & Community Involvement

Beverly Hills Bar Association | Trusts and Estates Section | Former Co-Chair, Executive Committee

Presentations & Publications

“Dorothy, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Venturing Outside of the Probate Court" | 43rd Annual USC 2017 Trust & Estate Conference | November 16, 2017


Rutter Group California Probate Practice Guide | Co-Author | December 13, 2012  to Present