Larry Cohen

Host of Ringler Radio

Larry Cohen is the host of Ringler Radio and is the head of Ringler Associates operations in the Northeast. Larry brings more than 35 years of claims and legal experience to the Ringler Radio studio. His expertise allows him to gather the leading structured settlement experts for in-depth discussions and analysis. Larry also served on the Ringler Associates Board of Directors for ten years.

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May 24, 2017
The Mission of WILG to Help Injured Workers

Michael K. Gruber, president of the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, talks about his mission for 2017 and what to watch for in legislation that might impact workers.

May 1, 2017
Drone Liability and Litigation

Host Larry Cohen and co-host Janet Rosie, talk to Attorneys Bill Bulfer and Bryan Simpson from Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham LLP, about drone liability, litigation and regulation.

April 10, 2017
Tackling Issues on the Hill

As James M. Early, CSSC, a Senior Advisor at Ringler, becomes the 2017 President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), there’s work to do on Capitol Hill. Listen as Jim Early, talks with Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with Executive Director of NSSTA, Eric Vaughn, about tax code reform legislation, tort reform...

March 13, 2017
Dissipation of Personal Injury Settlements

Greg Micoletti talks about the dissipation of personal injury settlements and what to do to prevent it.

February 27, 2017
Nursing Home Residents and Litigation

Host Larry Cohen and co-host Peter Early take on the topic of litigation when it comes to nursing home residents.

February 13, 2017
Myth vs. Fact: The Civil Justice System

Discussing a report on misconceptions when it comes to lawyers, litigation, and the civil justice system.

December 19, 2016
Exploding Samsung Cell phones and Litigation

Larry Cohen, Robert P. Caples, Jr., and Gene J. Stonebarger, discuss the recent problems with Samsung cell phones from a consumer protection and litigation perspective.

November 28, 2016
Inside Essure Litigation

Larry Cohen, Joan Pagnano, and guest Fidelma Fitzpatrick from Motley Rice LLC, take a look at the birth control product and the litigation surrounding it.

November 14, 2016
Exploding E-Cigarettes and Litigation

E-cigarette explosions, what’s causing them, and litigation surrounding these products.

October 24, 2016
The Osprey Helicopter Crash and Wrongful Death Litigation

Lance Corporal Matthew J. Determan of Tuscon, Arizona discussing his military family and the details of his MV22 Osprey helicopter crash.

October 5, 2016
Customer Feedback on Structured Settlement Plans

Customer feedback is essential to any company and often product or service improvements can be discovered after that engagement with customers. That’s also true within the settlement planning business. Our partners at AIG/American General gathered customer insights from recent surveys and here on Ringler Radio, we’re going to hear the details. Host Larry Cohen and...

September 13, 2016
Trucking Accident Claims

Cases involving big trucks are very different than a standard case involving a car crash with rules and regulations surrounding commercial vehicles that lawyers have to be familiar with in order to serve their clients fully. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with Attorney Chris Glover from the Beasley Allen...

September 12, 2016
Ringler Rings in their New Brand

Companies from time to time rebrand their look and messaging to connect better with audiences. We’re excited to tell you about our own rebranding at Ringler that’s being launched today! It’s the first real change that you can see since Ringler was founded in 1975. Ringler is still the largest settlement planning company in the...

August 22, 2016
Asbestos Litigation and Our Veterans

Veterans comprise 30% of all known mesothelioma deaths that have occurred in this country. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Manny Valdez, Sr. talk with attorney Steven Kazan as they take a look at asbestos litigation involving veterans, mesothelioma, and other asbestos related diseases.

July 18, 2016
Mediation and Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases should end in settlement, but often times there is no resolution, leading to frustration for those in the mediation. In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins co-host and colleague, Manny Valdez, Sr. and special guest, the Honorable Lynn Duryee, a San Francisco JAMS neutral. Judge Duryee offers helpful insights...

July 6, 2016
The NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement: Part Two

In Part Two of this two part series on Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins Attorney Daniel S. Chamberlain, as Dan gives the latest update on the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement. Don’t miss it! Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

June 7, 2016
NFL Settlement of Concussion Lawsuits: Part One

Hear what the estimated 1 billion settlement of a class action lawsuit between the NFL and retired NFL players means for the long-term impact of brain trauma they suffered from during their career. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen gets and inside look from Attorney Daniel S. Chamberlain, as they talk about the NFL concussion lawsuit...

May 16, 2016
An Update on Structured Settlement Legislation

Eric Vaughn, Executive Director of NSSTA discusses a major legislative movement making improvements to the Structured Settlement Protection Act.

April 11, 2016
What WILG is Doing for Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, also known as WILG, is the national non-profit organization of legal professionals dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who suffer work-related injuries or occupational illnesses and who need expert legal assistance. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with...

March 11, 2016
Structured Settlements and Insurance Companies

On this Ringler Radio podcast, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea have a special guest on the show, Caryn Siebert, Vice President/Head of Claims for Knight Insurance Group, to take a look at the insurance company’s perspective on structured settlements. They discusses regulations, payments to structured settlement claimants, and educating clients on the benefits of...

February 26, 2016
Litigating Sudden Unintended Auto Acceleration

A federal court jury awarded a woman and her husband $8 million in a case of sudden unintended acceleration that left Cheryl Bullock severely and permanently injured after an automobile crash. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with Attorney Mike Andrews from the Beasley Allen Law Firm, about this case...

January 12, 2016
Trial Preparation, Jury Consulting and Strategies to Win your Case

Using the right strategies during trial preparation can help win a case in court. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert join Ross Suter, Esq., Litigation Consultant at Magna Legal Services, as they take a look at what works best to increase the odds for success. Visit Ringler Associates to...

January 2, 2016
Contaminated Scopes and Litigation

Thousands of people every year have an endoscopy, a non-surgical procedure to examine their digestive tract for potential issues. Unfortunately, the use of a contaminated duodenoscope or scope, manufactured by Olympus Corporation. of the Americas, the device used in the procedure, led to a superbug outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. In this podcast,...

December 21, 2015
Motor Vehicle Collisions, Structures and the Injured

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 19,000 people died in traffic crashes in the United States in the first six months of 2015, and 2.2 million people were seriously injured. On this edition of Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen, along with co-host John Muir, Sr., join Attorney Grant Dixon from the Dixon...

November 2, 2015
RSD Litigation and the Physical Impact on the Client

Millions of Americans suffer from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS, also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy or RSD). RSD is caused when the body experiences trauma that damages or otherwise causes malfunction to the nervous system. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Joan Pagnano and guest, Attorney Michael Conley...

October 12, 2015
Choosing a Structured Settlement in a Workers’ Compensation Case

When an individual is injured in the workplace, there is not only a long-term physical impact, but a financial one. Workers’ compensation is paid on a periodic basis in weekly payments, so a structure is simply another way of delivering benefits. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague, Peter Early and special guest, Alan S....

September 15, 2015
Affordable Care Act and Structured Settlements

With the recent Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, regarding the Affordable Care Act, how will the ACA impact structured settlements? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea with special guest, Jordan Bossler, Director with the AIG Structured Settlement Department, as we simplify this sometimes complex topic to consider what types...

August 17, 2015
Spotlight on a New, Non-Traditional “Structured Settlement” Product

Qualified as well as non-qualified product plans are currently being offered for claimants or contingent fee attorneys to defer receipt of their settlement award or fee on a pre-tax basis. This new fixed investment product can be used for attorney fees, wrongful termination, discrimination and most personal and non-personal injury situations. On Ringler Radio, host,...

July 13, 2015
Judgment in Children’s Motrin Case

In a closely watched case in the legal community, Massachusetts’ highest court upheld a $63 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson, maker of Children’s Motrin, in the case of Samantha Reckis, who developed toxic epidermal necrolysis after receiving multiple doses of Children’s Motrin. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins Attorney Michael Bogdanow to discuss this...

June 30, 2015
Structured Settlements and Non-Qualified Assignments

A non-qualified assignment involves the transfer of a future periodic payment obligation arising from the settlement of a dispute from the defendant or its carrier to a third-party assignee. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert join Tom Donahue, Vice President of Structured Settlements Marketing at Liberty Life Assurance Company...

May 19, 2015
Traumatic Brain Injuries: From Battlefield to Football Field

After years in Afghanistan and Iraq, our troops are returning home with traumatic brain injuries stemming from their time in combat. Traumatic brain injuries are also prevalent in sports-most recently on our football fields. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host Anne Marie VonBank welcome Attorney Gordon Johnson, one of the...

May 5, 2015
Inside the Airbag Recall & Litigation

After many reported injuries, more than 14 million vehicles with Takata-manufactured airbags have been recalled due to defects. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie join guest Attorney Cole Portis from the Beasley Allen law firm, to discuss the airbag recall, the litigation surrounding defective airbags and the impact on air bag...

April 21, 2015
Get to know the new President of Ringler Associates

On this special edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen chats with the new President of Ringler Associates, Geoffrey E. Hunt, about his goals and thoughts on the structured settlement industry in Ringler’s 40th Anniversary year. Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

April 2, 2015
Structured Settlement Questions and Answers

Lump sum payment over a structure. The unpredictability of the market.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co-host Angus Kennedy to discuss some of the questions, solutions and what people should know about the benefits of the structured settlement. Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area...

March 2, 2015
Brain Injury Association of America and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Aside from the physical, traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can have a lasting effect mentally and financially on an individual and their families. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague Char Johnson and Attorney Daniel S. Chamberlain, who is helping victims of TBIs cope with their injury. They will talk about these TBIs,...

January 26, 2015
Ringler Associates: Celebrating 40 Years in the Industry

Since 1975, Ringler Associates has been a huge player in the structured settlement industry and this year, celebrating a 40th Anniversary! On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen joins colleague, Mike Casey and one of the original five Ringler hires, Cecil Matthews, as they discuss the structured settlement industry and how far they have...

January 13, 2015
Spotlight on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Since 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, better known as GTLA, has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with colleague, Bill Wright, and special guest, Linley Jones, the 59th President of...

December 15, 2014
From Wealth Management to Structured Settlements

Financial security is an important factor for individuals and their families when choosing to go with a structured settlement. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins Phillip Krause, a new structured settlement consultant for Ringler Associates out of Naples, Florida to discuss his journey from wealth management to structured settlements, his insight on financial...

December 1, 2014
Inside the Connecticut Bar Association

From its creation in 1875, the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) was instrumental in developing and improving court rules and providing quality educational and networking opportunities for its members. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen welcomes the 2014-2015 Connecticut Bar Association President, Mark A. Dubois and Executive Director of the Connecticut Bar Association, Douglas S....

November 17, 2014
CMS and the Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule

Just last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) withdrew their proposed rule for the consideration of future medicals in liability bodily injury settlements. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. (RMS) and guest, Peter Foley, from the American Insurance...

November 3, 2014
Structured Settlements: Third Party Administrator Management

In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert join Charles F. Martin from Marsh Risk Consulting, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, to discuss third party administrator (TPA) management and the importance of a solid relationship between risk managers and TPA’s for insurance claims and structured settlements. Visit...

October 20, 2014
A Call for More Consumer Protection Against Factoring

There is cause for concern about factoring companies offering quick cash for structured settlement payments that fall short of the total value of a structured settlement over a claimant’s lifetime. This is particularly worrisome in the cases of disabled people whose health costs may skyrocket over time. So how can we protect individuals from these...

October 6, 2014
Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics

After a serious injury requiring an amputation, there is not only a physical impact on the individual, but an emotional one. On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early join special guest, Matthew Albuquerque, founder and president of Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, to discuss the wonderful work they are doing with...

September 22, 2014
Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all crashes involving heavy trucks. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, co-host, John Muir, Esq. and special guest, Attorney David A. Brose from the firm Langdon Emison, as they talk about truck driver fatigue,...

September 9, 2014
Attorney Fees and Deferred Taxation

How does an independent assignment company work in your favor when it comes to attorney fees? And can attorneys structure their fees after a settlement agreement has been concluded? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea with guest, Lynne P. Martel, Managing Director of Havelet Services Guernsey Limited and marketing and service...

August 25, 2014
2014 NSSTA Study on Structures

In 2014, the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) commissioned CLM Advisors to conduct a study, where the focus was on how senior claims executives perceive the value of structured settlements and the value that structured settlement consultants bring to the table. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Robert Caples welcomes Taylor Smith, President...

July 28, 2014
Spotlight on the Alabama State Bar

The Alabama State Bar was created in 1923 and has jurisdiction over the conduct of all attorneys and is charged with stimulating interest in improving the administration of justice. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie join guest, Attorney Anthony A. Joseph, President of the Alabama State Bar, to discuss the initiatives...

July 14, 2014
CMS Medicare Set-Aside Review and Approval Process

The Medicare Set-Aside Review Process dates all the way back way back to 1980, when The Medicare Second Payer Act was enacted. Fast forward to 2014, where the Insurance industry is still waiting for promised improvements. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleague, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions,...

June 30, 2014
General Motors Litigation Update

Recalls. Congressional Investigations. Litigation. General Motors (GM) has taken center stage over its ignition switch problem, which has been linked to drivers’ catastrophic injuries and in some cases, death. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Jere Beasley, the senior member of the Beasley Allen Law Firm, to give an update on litigation involving...

June 17, 2014
Lawyers and Depression

Depression within the legal community is a very real issue. According to the American Psychiatric Association, lawyers as a group are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than the average person. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, and special guest, Professor Brian Clarke, Assistant Professor at the Charlotte School...

June 2, 2014
Spotlight on the Houston Bar Association

Established in 1870, the Houston Bar Association’s purpose was to maintain high standards in the legal profession and provide legal education for Harris County attorneys. Today, the HBA is the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation and has expanded its goals to include public service and better access to legal services for all...

May 19, 2014
Litigation Involving Actos, Transvaginal Mesh and Zohydro

A jury determined that drug makers hid cancer risks associated with the diabetes medicine, Actos, from the public. Complications stemming from transvaginal mesh and lawsuits by women against the manufacturers is another case of how a defective product can have a huge impact on a life. Zohydro, a controversial painkiller is making waves when it...

May 5, 2014
Litigation Surrounding General Motors Ignition Switch Problem

General Motors (GM) faces litigation stemming from an ignition switch problem in some recalled vehicles and now, families of the deceased or injured are seeking justice. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host Mike Casey from Ringler Associates talk with Attorney Adam J. Levitt, director at Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. about the...

April 21, 2014
Medical Marijuana and Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims

In recent years, medical marijuana has become a controversial topic. So what happens as medical marijuana use becomes legal? How will it impact your workforce? On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Richard W. Lenkov from the firm, Bryce Downey & Lenkov, to talk about medical marijuana within the workforce, defending workers’...

April 7, 2014
Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trusts

A special needs trust is designed to financially support a disabled individual, providing many benefits to the individual with long-term financial stability. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea, as they join Will Lindahl, MBA, CLPF, National Enrollment Director for CPT Special Needs Trusts, to discuss the process of setting up a...

March 28, 2014
Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession

In the structured settlement industry, relationships are very important. We interact with mediators, judges, experts, arbitrators and more, on a daily basis. So, it is extremely helpful to have some background on those experts before we walk into negotiations. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes John B. Willcox, Co-founder of Legaltronix, a...

March 10, 2014
The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story

Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early, talk with Congressman Jim Langevin, a Democrat, representing constituents from the 2nd District in Rhode Island since 2001. Congressman Langevin talks about his own personal experience with a structured settlement years ago that helped him and public policy for structured settlements today. Hear...

February 24, 2014
Trial Lawyers and Structured Settlements

There are many benefits of going with a structured settlement. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Carmella Limongelli join special guest, Attorney Jesse M. Suit III, a trial lawyer and supporter of structured settlements from Kalfus & Nachman, to talk about his experience with structures and the importance of taking care of the client...

February 10, 2014
A Look Inside the Massachusetts Bar Association

Many people don’t know how advocacy plays an important part of any lawyer’s job. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen talks with incoming President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Attorney Marsha Kazarosian, from Kazarosian Costello & O’Donnell LLP,  to discuss the Massachusetts Bar Association’s initiatives for 2014, some trends in the legal community and changing the sometimes not-so-good perception of lawyers one person at a...

January 17, 2014
Workers’ Compensation Top Legal Trends

Get educated and up-to date when it comes to workers’ compensation issues and trends. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague, Peter Early and special guest, Rebecca Shafer, President of Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc.  talk about reducing workers’ compensation costs, current trends and how the use of structured settlements is consistently growing for workers’ compensation cases.

December 30, 2013
Patient Safety Priority in Hospital Environments

Patient safety is essential when it comes to a hospital environment and there has been great progress with methods to increase safety and reduce risk. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen along with colleague,  John Machir and guest, Mary Anne Hilliard, Esq., Chief Risk Counsel and Vice President of Safety and Patient Experience...