January 01, 2019 Waymaker

A Champion for Children: Judge Maurice B. Cohill Jr.

By Judge Stephanie Domitrovich

Judge Maurice B. Cohill Jr. was born in Pittsburgh in 1929. He graduated from Princeton University in 1951. While serving in the Marines at Cherry Point, North Carolina, in the early 1950s, another Marine asked him to represent him at a military disciplinary hearing, and Cohill won his case and many others. His Marine commander was so concerned that he was so skillful for the defense that the commander sent him to study military justice on the prosecution’s side. Judge Cohill was a U.S. Marine Corps Captain from 1951 to 1953.

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