V. Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen’s practice involves primarily commercial and civil litigation in both state and federal courts, including complex business cases, employment, trade secret, and unfair competition actions, corporate and partnership disputes, securities litigation, contracts, and landlord/tenant representation.  Mr. Cohen also represents landlords and tenants in negotiating and drafting leases and counsels clients on various business matters and transactions.


Stephen began his career as a judicial clerk to Florida Supreme Court Justice Stephen H. Grimes. After completing his clerkship, Stephen returned home to Tampa to practice law.  Prior to founding Bajo Cohen Agliano, he was a shareholder in two full-service Tampa based law firms.


Agliano practices

Contact Us

Direct: (813) 868-6162
Main: (813) 223-3130
Cell: (813) 245-0695
Fax: (813) 490-1026
Email: scohen@bcalaw.com

Education and admissions


Florida State University College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1992

Law Review, Associate Editor, 1992

The Florida State University Law Review, Best Legislative Article Award, Vol. 19 (for Comment, Exempting the Mentally Retarded from the Death Penalty: a Comment on Florida’s Proposed Legislation, 19 Fla.St. U. L. Rev. 457), 1991


Emory University, B.B.A., 1989

Major: Accounting



Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen H. Grimes, Justice, Florida Supreme Court, 1992-1994

Intern for Judge William Stafford, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1991



Bar Admission

Florida, 1992


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors, 1998-2003; President, 2001-2002
Board of Directors, 2001-2003, 2009-2010
Trustee, Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, 2001-2002

The Florida Bar, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2005-2008 and 2012-2015


Chairman, 2015


Awards and Recognitions

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Florida Super Lawyers, 2017 – Present

Listed in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2006-2007, 2017
Hillsborough County Bar Association – Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2003
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