Marcia S. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Roosevelt University of Chicago, a Masters's degree in Music Composition from Northwestern University, and received her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1984. Since becoming a member of The Florida Bar, she has practiced almost exclusively in labor and employment law to concentrate on employment discrimination and sexual harassment. She has the distinction of having had a successful case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Cohen currently serves as Legal Counsel to the National Organization for Women (NOW).
A former appointee to The Florida Bar Special Committee on Gender Equality, Ms. Cohen was Chair of the Equal Opportunities Law Section of The Florida Bar. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section and the Animal Law Section of The Florida Bar.
Ms. Cohen has been a guest lecturer on U.S. civil rights and employment discrimination law at the University of Paris at Nanterre and was an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida. She is a member of the Legal Panel of the Pinellas County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and was the recipient of its Gardner Beckett Civil Rights Award. She has been both a planner and panelist at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs.
Marcia Cohen has spoken widely on women's legal rights and US equal pay law, including the St. Petersburg World Affairs Conference, the Millennia2015 Conference at UNESCO in Paris, and at Hunter College and Columbia University in New York.
Ms. Cohen is a member of The Florida Bar, The United States Supreme Court Bar, The District of Columbia Bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Bar, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida Bar.
The American Civil Liberties Union - Pinellas Chapter awarded Marcia Cohen with The Gardner W. Beckett, Jr. Civil Liberties Award!