MSU College of Law

Philip Berens

Cozen O'Connor, Associate Attorney

2011 | Los Angeles, CA

Michigan State University| B.A., Political Science/Pre-Law

“The skills developed in Moot Court and TPI gave me a head start in my career.”

Philip Berens is a litigation associate, and his cases involve defective products, fires, and construction negligence, among other things. He handles many cases from their inception through their conclusion. He also assists partner-level attorneys with their work.

"My work is litigation-intensive. I take depositions, argue motions, negotiate settlements, and mediate and try cases.  My cases involve complex scientific, factual and legal issues, and I find it very rewarding," Philip said. 

Philips said his time spent in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute and on the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Board prepared him for a career as a litigator. "The programs introduced students to every step of the litigation process, and the skills developed in Moot Court and TPI gave me a head start in my career," he said. 

"Michigan State University College of Law provides a collegial atmosphere," Philip said. "The faculty is impressive and the school continues to accomplish wonderful things. MSU Law's partnership with Michigan State University will help the law school and its students achieve great heights."