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David Kotler, Esquire is Of Counsel to the law firm of Cohen Kotler, P.A. located in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Kotler litigated matter and practiced in a wide variety of areas for over 20 years. In 2014 Mr. Kotler began focusing on the regulated cannabis and hemp industries. He is nationally recognized for his work within the those industries. More on his work may be found at David Kotler is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While attending Widener University in Harrisburg, he was inducted into the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and based on his trial skills, represented the school at the ABA National Criminal Justice Trial Competition. While in Harrisburg, the Capitol of Pennsylvania, Mr. Kotler worked for the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, Criminal Law and Insurance Fraud Divisions.David Kotler began his legal career in Florida representing the State of Florida as an assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County. Based on his achievements as a division state attorney in the county court division, he was asked to become a committed prosecutor and manage the day-to-day courtroom activities of incoming assistant state attorneys. Based on his success in this position, Mr. Kotler accepted the responsibility of being assistant crimes chief of misdemeanor crimes for the county court division for all of the misdemeanor crimes in Miami-Dade County, Florida. After his time as assistant chief of misdemeanor crimes, Mr. Kotler took on felony level cases and in that time, prosecuted and tried cases ranging from simple drug possession to murder, in addition to whitecollar and economic crimes. Mr. Kotler completed his time with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office as a career criminal/robbery division prosecutor wherein he prosecuted violent career criminals and those involved with sophisticated robbery schemes.David Kotler is admitted to practice in Florida, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, and the Supreme Court of the United States. In 2009 Florida Super Lawyers Magazine deemed Mr. Kotler a rising star, an honor bestowed on a minority of attorneys practicing in Florida. His professional affiliations include the League of Prosecutors, the Criminal Law Division and Trial Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar, the American Association for Justice, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Chairperson of the Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee 15B. He is a former member of the Florida Justice Association, the Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee Number 11, and the Dade County Criminal Courts Committee. David Kotler volunteers his time each year as an instructor for the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


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cannabis law, personal injury law, medical malpractice, civil litigation and criminal defense


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David C. Kotler - Florida's Top 50 Cannabis Lawyer

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