David Cohen was born to Bertha and Alexander Cohen in Manchester, New Hampshire on November 8, 1942. At the age of one, his family moved to Lewiston, Maine. During the summer between high school and college he was an intern with Senator Muskie. He attended Bowdoin College, majoring in Government. He earned his law degree from Boston College and spent a year clerking for Frank Coffin. He then began a twenty-year law career in Portland, Maine. He first worked with Berman & Berman, Wernick and Flaherty, and then with Petrocelli, Cohen, Erhler, and Cox, where he stayed until he was appointed a U.S. Magistrate Judge in 1988, the position he still held at the time of this interview.
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