Michael B. Cohen

Michael B CohenMichael B. Cohen is an Associate at The Law Offices of Gilda A. Hernandez, PLLC.  Mr. Cohen focuses his practice on litigating complex class action employment law and wage and hour disputes.  Mr. Cohen is currently involved in several federal lawsuits pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cohen worked for a nationally-renowned plaintiff’s firm and served in summer clerkships for The Honorable James L. Gale, Chief Judge of the North Carolina Business Court, and The Honorable D. Thomas Lambeth, Jr., Judge in North Carolina’s 15A judicial district.  During law school, Mr. Cohen was a competing member on the Holderness Moot Court National Appellate Advocacy Team, acted as Senior Staff Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law, and was an extern for the Financial Fraud Unit of the N.C. Department of Justice.  He was also a recipient of the 2014 Eugene Gressman and Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award for his appellate advocacy skills, and the 2016 Seymour W. Wurfel Award for his managerial and editorial contributions to the North Carolina Journal of International Law.

Mr. Cohen currently resides in Cary with his wife, Amanda, and their two dogs, Bandit and Lily.

Professional and Community Activities

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar


  • UNC School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • George Washington University, B.A., cum laude, 2013