Marshall Lewis Cohen


Marshall Cohen is one of the founding principals of Antonini & Cohen. Admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1989, he has practiced immigration law exclusively for over 30 years. Mr. Cohen practices all areas of immigration law including family and employment cases, temporary and permanent visas, naturalization, deportation defense, and federal litigation. He has taught immigration law as an adjunct professor at the Georgia State University Law School. In addition, Mr. Cohen has served on the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) national liaison committee to the Executive Office for Immigration Review. He has also chaired the Georgia – Alabama AILA chapter’s liaison committee to the Atlanta immigration court, as well as chaired the chapter’s liaison committee to the Atlanta District CIS Office. He has served as the Georgia – Alabama AILA Chapter’s Secretary, Treasurer, First Vice Chair, and Second Vice Chair. He is currently serving as Chapter Chair.


  • JD cum laude, University of Georgia (1989)
  • Master Degree Program in International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (1984-1985)
  • B.A. Political Science, University of Florida (1983)


  • Georgia Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Selected Awards/Honors

  • Martindale Hubbell AV-rated Preeminent Award
    • The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource, Martindale Hubbell
  • Catholic Social Services Pro Bono Award (1994)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2020

Selected Community Service/Leadership

  • Vice-President, Congregation Or Hadash: 2013 – 2014
  • Board of Directors, Congregation Or Hadash: 2012 – 2013
  • Board of Directors, Greenfield Hebrew Academy: 2003-2006
  • Amit Advisory Board: 2004-2005
  • Board of Directors – Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Southeast Region – 2019-2020

Selected Presentations

  • Speaker on various immigration topics: AILA National Conferences; State Bar of Georgia, Continuing Legal Education; American Law Institute of the American Bar Association (ALI-ABA); Dekalb County, Georgia, State Court Judges.
  • GA-AL AILA Chapter Conference


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