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Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C.

About Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C.

Effective January 2020, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. combined with Dentons.

Pittsburgh-based Dentons Cohen & Grigsby was founded in 1981 when Charles Cohen and a group of nine other lawyers (all but one of whom were former colleagues at Reed Smith) launched a new firm: Manion Alder & Cohen. In Cohen’s words, the firm would be “more entrepreneurial.” Robert Grigsby, an Allegheny county court judge, joined in 1985, and the firm adopted the name Cohen & Grigsby. On October 7, 2019, Cohen & Grigsby announced the firm’s combination with Dentons. The combination became effective in January 2020.

Yellow-and-Black Roots

Dentons Cohen & Grigsby has deep roots in Pittsburgh and prides itself in its involvement in the area’s development over the past few decades. The firm represents a long list of local clients, ranging from emerging and institutional businesses, developers, individuals, and nonprofit organizations. And attorneys are encouraged to become involved in local organizations and pro bono efforts. Many of the firm’s associates and partners sit on local nonprofit boards.


Dentons Cohen & Grigsby offers expertise across four client service sectors: Business Transactions, Corporate Litigation, Workforce Solutions, and Private Wealth Management. The firm also thrives on collaboration, highly valuing associate input. Directors and associates work together in developing training for the firm’s in-house CLE program: C&G Academy.


Pittsburgh Palette

The firm is unique in its commitment to maintaining a palette of interests outside law. Dentons Cohen & Grigsby features its own art gallery, the Dentons C&G Gallery, in the front reception area of its offices. The gallery displays artwork from local Pittsburgh artists as well as international artists. It also partners with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for its Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series, which brings live music and entertainment acts to Pittsburgh.

Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C.

625 Liberty Avenue
5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 297-4900

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Christopher B. Carson
Recruiting Chair: Blaine Lamperski

Base Salary

1st year: $130,000
Summer associate: $2,500/week

Employment Contact

Ashley McGrail
Recruiting Coordinator
(412) 297-4655

Major Office Locations

Pittsburgh, PA (HQ)
Naples, FL
Harrisburg, PA

Major Departments

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Corporate & Tax
Data Security, Privacy and Information Law
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Estates & Trusts
Government Affairs
Intellectual Property
International Business & Immigration
Labor & Employment
Medical Marijuana Practice
Public Finance
Real Estate