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Vanessa M. Cohn

POSITION: Associate

7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

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Juris Doctor, 2014
Boston College Law School

Boston College Law School’s Negotiation Competition Award
American Bar Association’s Negotiation Competition
Pro Bono Excellence Award
Board of Student Advisors, Co-Chair

Bachelor of Arts, Legal Studies, History, French, 2011
University of Massachusetts – Amherst, summa cum laude

Simon and Satenig Ermonian Award
Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award
Commonwealth Honors College
Dean’s List
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, 2017
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2015

California, 2017
Massachusetts, 2014


Vanessa Cohn is an associate with McCormick Barstow's Fresno office. Her practice focuses on the areas of commercial and employment litigation. In her work, Ms. Cohn represents corporate, governmental, and individual clients in a broad range of fields, including agriculture, construction, education, manufacturing, technology, retail, and service industries.

Ms. Cohn assists clients during all stages of litigation, beginning with proactive counseling, responding to pre-complaint demand letters and administrative agency charges, and negotiating early settlements. In the event that a matter proceeds to litigation, Ms. Cohn is experienced with motion practice, oral argument, written discovery, taking and defending depositions, trial practice, and post-trial work.

Ms. Cohn frequently advises clients on: breach of contract matters; business tort claims; employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation; and, wage/hour compliance, employee separations/terminations, and personnel policies/procedures.

Ms. Cohn represents clients in state and federal court, mediation, arbitration, and administrative agency proceedings.


Ms. Cohn is a graduate of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination's "Conducting Internal Discrimination Complaint Investiations" Course.

Professional Associations

Ms. Cohn is a member of the State Bar of California and the Fresno County Bar Association.