Ron Cohen founded Cohen Dowd Quigley in 1991 after an outstanding career as one of the first partners of the Streich Lang law firm. Ron had a clear vision of CDQ’s present and future professional profile. CDQ would be a small, boutique law firm, specializing in complex commercial litigation. CDQ’s goal was to embrace the toughest cases and the most interesting, demanding clients, and to hire only top lawyers who can play in the street. CDQ’s guiding principles are sound, practical judgment, and unparalleled excellence in our legal research, written product, and oral advocacy. CDQ recognizes and honors its ethical responsibilities while exercising every bit of our fabric to benefIt our clients.
Ron chose his partners carefully. Dan Dowd joined the firm in 1993, following Ron from Streich Lang and bringing his razor-sharp analytical mind, masterful oral and written advocacy, and formidable managerial skills. Dan became CDQ’s Managing Partner in 1998 and its President in 2008. Dan Quigley left a successful tenure at Brown & Bain to join CDQ in 1997. His legal skills, particularly in the intellectual property, real estate, and antitrust areas of practice, are well-renowned. Every member of the CDQ team brings a unique perspective and add value to CDQ’s representation of any client.
For more than thirty years, CDQ has been successful in its model, as it has maintained a small, tight-knit group of lawyers and staff who know each other, and respect each other and our profession. CDQ’s team-based approach provides its clients with the best representation that could be offered by a large litigation firm, but treats clients as part of the family. Welcome to CDQ.