Joel Winston, Attorney


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My background as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey helped me develop litigation skills, which is one of my specialized practice areas at the Cohen Law Group. At CLG, I defend local governments from cable and wireless disputes in state and federal courts. I also draft wireless communication facility laws — I’ve written wireless laws for more than 50 municipalities in Pennsylvania and New York.

In addition to wireless, I also handle cable and broadband matters. I have negotiated more than 100 cable franchise agreements with all major cable operators. My public policy practice also concentrates in cable. For example, I drafted digital streaming services legislation that was proposed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. On behalf of municipalities in Maryland, New York, and Oregon, I successfully petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for an interpretation of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.

After graduating from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, I got my law degree at Seton Hall University in Newark. I’m licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Outside of the office, I enjoy coaching little league baseball and exploring outdoor parks in Southwestern Pennsylvania.