Pejman Ben-Cohen

Licensed in: CA


Pej Ben-Cohen is a steadfast Carpenter & Zuckerman partner committed to representing individuals injured by insurance companies and large corporations. An invaluable member of the firm’s leadership, Pej passionately and strategically fights for justice for his deserving clients.

Throughout his career, Pej has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients through jury trial wins and settlements. His work is characterized by a purposeful approach to each case and a deep understanding of his clients’ needs.

Pej understands that insurance companies and corporations are waging a quiet war on ordinary people suffering from injury. Their well-orchestrated public relations campaign demonizes victims who simply wish to be made whole again.

With a practice centered on authentic and heartfelt connection with his clients, Pej knows his clients are human beings with hopes, dreams, and families, all of which have been disrupted or destroyed due to the negligence of others. Pej teaches that a trial lawyer can only understand the profound human losses of their clients through spending quality time with them. Pej goes to his clients’ homes, meets with their families and friends, and ultimately tells the human story behind their accidents. 

As an experienced trial lawyer, Pej mentors up-and-coming lawyers, teaching them to apply strategic pressure on insurance companies and to hold them accountable to the community through jury trials. He teaches young lawyers to leverage the power of litigation to obtain verdicts compelling negligent corporations to pay victims fair compensation.


A graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, Pej honed his skills in trial advocacy and learned to successfully counter the tactics used by insurance companies and corporations.


Pej served as the second founding president of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities, which focuses on improving the quality of life for the underprivileged. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and actively participates in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), reflecting his commitment to legal advocacy and community service.


Named a Leader in Personal Injury Law in 2012 by Newsweek Magazine’s Showcase
Named to the Super Lawyers list from 2014 to 2016
Named a Top Attorney in California in 2010
Designated as a “Top 100 Lawyer Nationwide” and “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers
Listed among the 2018 “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Recognized on’s list of Top 50 Jury Verdicts in California for Personal Injury in 2020
Recognized on’s list of Top 50 Jury Verdicts in California for Motor Vehicle Accidents in 2019
Recognized on’s list for the Number 1 Jury Verdict in California for Trip & Fall Accidents in 2018
Recognized on’s list for the Number 1 Jury Verdict in California for Dog Bites / Animal Attacks in 2018