Treasurer, Board Member
Joseph Cohen is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia. The ACLU-WV is nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and expand civil liberties for all people in West Virginia. Joseph oversees all of the operations of the ACLU-WV. Prior to joining the ACLU, Joseph was the General Counsel of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), where he coordinated the union’s legal activities nationwide and advised the union’s leadership and staff on organizing, negotiation and representation strategy.
Early in his career, Joseph represented public housing tenants associations and individuals facing housing crises as an Equal Justice Works Fellow and Staff Attorney at Florida Rural Legal Services. Joseph graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and summa cum laude from Washington and Jefferson College, where he was valedictorian. Joseph lives in Charleston with his wife, two young sons and a very moody cat.