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Jane Cohen Esq., Arbitrator, St. Louis, Missouri.

Jane Cohen Esq.

Jane Cohen, LLC
2001 S. Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63117
Tel: (314) 881-6145
Fax: (314) 644-4303
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Recognized to Missouri Chapter for Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Illinois

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master)
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2007
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Jane Cohen has been practicing law since 1985. Prior to opening her own office in 2002, she practiced with a medium and then a large firm. She has always focused her practice on general business matters, primarily involving small businesses, including litigation with concentrations in franchise/dealer law and real estate/construction law.  She also regularly serves as an arbitrator or mediator in consumer, commercial, construction, employment, and securities disputes. She has served as a panel chair, panel member, and sole arbitrator on arbitration panels nationwide.

Ms. Cohen was inducted into the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals for 2023.  She has received an AV rating from her peers in Martindale Hubbell since inclusion (AV Preeminent for more than 5 years). She has also been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 (named “Franchise Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis in 2015). She was also listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine for ten (10) years (named one of the top 50 women lawyers in 2010).

Ms. Cohen  has been an active member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising since 1985. She has been published in both the Franchise Law Journal and The Franchise Lawyer. Jane is also on the Arbitration and Mediation Committees of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. She has been the Missouri Regional Chair of the Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR) Committee since 2017. She is a member of the St. Louis affiliate of the Association of Attorney Mediators (AAM) for which she has served as Chapter Secretary since January 2013. She is also a member of the Association of Missouri Mediators (AMM), the Alternative Dispute Resolution committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), and The Missouri Bar (MOBAR). Jane has written on multiple occasions for the St. Louis Bar Journal. She has lectured on various business, franchise, real estate, and ADR topics for MOBAR and BAMSL, and has served on many of their committees. Jane earned a BBA in finance from The University of Iowa and a JD from St. Louis University School of Law.

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Lemon Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition



  • St. Louis University School of Law J.D. (1985) 
  • The University of Iowa B.B.A., Finance (1982)


ADR Training

  • FINRA Basic Arbitrator Training, (2016)
  • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association (2007)
  • Mediation Training for Civil Cases, University of Missouri (Columbia) (2007)



Memberships & Affiliations


  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, member; Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR) Committee (Missouri Regional Chair, 2017- present); Arbitration and Mediation Committees
  • Association of Attorney Mediators (AAM), affiliate member St. Louis Chapter (St. Louis Chapter Secretary, January 2013- present)
  • Association of Missouri Mediators (AMM), member
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and The Missouri Bar (MOBAR)
  • Actively involved in American Bar Association Forum on Franchising (member since 1985)
    • Nominating Committee (2013)
    • Diversity Caucus Steering Committee (2012-2015)
    • Women’s Caucus Steering Committee (2007-2010)
    • Solo and Small Firm Task Force (2004-2007)

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