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Zachary Cohen Announces Candidacy For Lehigh County Judge

Local Attorney Brings Years of Experience and Community Service To Campaign


Zachary Cohen declared his candidacy for Lehigh County Judge, Court of Common Pleas. He is cross-filing for the May, 2021 Democratic and Republican Primaries.

Mr. Cohen, a partner at Lesavoy, Butz and Seitz, has focused primarily on civil litigation and commercial law for almost twenty years.  His extensive experience includes complex trail law in local, state and federal courts, as well as being a court appointed arbitrator at the state and federal level.  He is the Past President of the Bar Association of Lehigh County and served as a Judicial Clerk to Judge Robert Freedberg, former President Judge of Northampton County and Judge on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. 

Cohen, who ran previously for judge in 2019, was ranked by the Bar Association of Lehigh County as “Exceptionally Well Qualified,” its highest rating for a candidate for the County bench.

In announcing his candidacy, Mr. Cohen stated, “Growing up in Lehigh County and now raising my own family here, I am committed to our county and all of its people. I am running for judge to serve my community.”

Mr. Cohen talked about his judicial philosophy as well, “Too many people look at the courts with fear and dread.  The courthouse should be a place where people can have hope – a place where wrongs can be righted – a place where people’s lives can be changed for the better.”

Mr. Cohen serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Day School of Lehigh Valley, and B’Nai Brith Housing Corporation that provides Section 8 housing in Allentown, as well as on the Executive Boards of the Judge Donald E. Wieland Sr. Barristers Inn and Tikvah House Group Home. 

He and his wife, Virginia, have two children, Brendan and Caitlin.