Gregg S. Cohen

Gregg S. Cohen

Redding, California
Gregg’s early interest in Criminal Law stemmed from his work with his late Uncle Marvin G. Cohen who worked as a criminal trial lawyer in Southern California for over 40 years. Uncle Marvin taught and Gregg learned quickly, that to be a caring, effective, criminal defense attorney you have to first be a great trial lawyer who is not afraid to take any client’s case to trial.
Marvin’s advice was to first work either as a Deputy Public Defender or Deputy District Attorney and take cases to trial. Gregg zealously took this advice and began working as an intern for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office handling traffic trials while still in law school.
From there, after finishing law school and passing the Bar, Gregg worked as a civil litigation attorney in Oakland, CA.
Gregg worked as a Federal Prosecutor when he was asked to join the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. Federal prosecution proved interesting, in that Gregg was responsible for trying Federal drug interdiction cases. He prepared for many trials, only having the accused plead to the charges on the day of trial. While at the office, Gregg took two federal felony cases to trial, winning both of them.
Gregg came to Northern California in 1996 and worked as a Deputy District Attorney for Tehama County handling infractions, misdemeanor and felony matters for the office. As one of the office’s top trial attorney’s Gregg handled Drug Offenses, Sex Crime Offenses, Fraud Offenses, Assault with Deadly Weapons Offenses, Domestic Violence Offenses, Attempted Murder Offenses, DUI Offenses and a wide variety of matters for the office. While there, Gregg went to trial on many infraction, misdemeanor and felony matters and won each of his trials.
Gregg joined the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office and worked as the prosecutor responsible for handling Major Narcotic Offenses. While there, Gregg continued to go to trial on felony drug matters, thereby developing a solid reputation with attorneys and judges in Shasta County.
In 1998, Gregg was elected District Attorney in Tehama County by an overwhelming margin.  Gregg worked as the District Attorney of Tehama County for the next 20 years, retiring in January 2019.  As the District Attorney, Gregg tried many more felony cases including a First Degree Murder-Death Penalty case, winning this case, as well as, each of his other trials.
Gregg has now committed his criminal law and trial advocacy skills to protecting and defending the rights of all those accused of a crime. From experience, Gregg knows that it is simple to charge or accuse a citizen of a crime but, with zealous representation, it is much tougher to actually prove their guilt.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: Oral Argument Competition
    • Honors: Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • University of San Francisco
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: Biology Pre Med Emphasis

Past Employment Positions

  • Tehama County District Attorney's Office, District Attorney, 1999 - 2019
  • Shasta County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney, 1998 - 1999
  • Tehama County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney, 1996 - 1998
  • United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California, Special Assistant United States Attorney, 1994 - 1995
  • Gatt & Cohen, Litigation Attorney, 1993 - 1994
  • Kincaid, Gianunzio, Caudle and Hubert, Litigation Associate Attorney, 1991 - 1993