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News From The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.

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Greetings from the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.  What a wet and grey spring!  Hopefully all that rain will lead to beautiful flowers, sunny skies, and outdoor fun as we enter into summer.  As you make your summer plans, please be sure to take a few moments to see what we have been up to here at the Firm.   

Below is a taste of what has been happening at the
Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. since our last newsletter to you.  If you want to be kept up-to-date as things occur, please be sure to click the links below to "like" us on  Facebook and follow us on Twitter , where you can stay connected instantly with what's happening here at the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.  Comments and testimonials are always welcome and encouraged.
Firm News, Recognition, Articles, Seminars, Testimonials, and Other News

We are proud to announce that Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire has received a Martindale-Hubble "Preeminent" AV-Rating for 2017 (see here).

On May 24, 2017 Ms. Cohen, Esquire was featured in an article entitled "Pushing at the Edges" published in the 2017 Superlawyers Magazine regarding her experiences as a female lawyer who got her start in the 1970s.  You can see it here.

Speaking of Superlawyers, congratulations to Ms. Cohen who was named a 2017 Thomson-Reuters Superlawyer (see here) and James W. Cushing, Esquire who was named a 2017 Thomson-Reuters
Rising Star (see here)!

We salute Eric Rayz, Esquire and the law firm of Kalikhman & Rayz, who
are part of our attorney referral network, as one of the sponsors of the Gala4ACure (see here).  They raised $70,000 for the American Cancer Society at their 2nd annual gala held at Golden Gates on February 23, 2017.  Ms. Cohen attended the gala and enjoyed eating the many varieties of Russian foods that were served, as well as the entertainment, auction, and meeting members of the Philadelphia Russian-American community.

On March 11, 2017 Ms. Cohen was invited to the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Reception (see here).  Here is photograph from the event:

Since our last newsletter, the Firm has been featured in the news across the country!  We have taken on American Airlines to seek justice for its employees.  We are representing two flight attendants who allege that they were subjected to a campaign of gender-based harassment on social media by their fellow coworkers. Despite providing American Airlines supervisory personnel with substantial evidence of this harassment, their complaints were systematically ignored.
Be on the lookout for this story in other news sources as it is gaining traction!

On a personal note, on March 4, 2017 Ms. Cohen's granddaughter Chloe won the fifth grade spelling bee for the for the City of Philadelphia!  Congrats to Chloe!

Finally, congrats to one of our alumni, Shan R. Shah, Esquire, who recently got married!  To celebrate his nuptials, he had a wedding ceremony in India in February 2017, and had a reception in the United States on March 25, 2017.  Mr. Shah is an attorney who practiced with our firm before moving to Washington D.C.  Best wishes to Shan and his bride!


Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel here and the videos we have posted here

Our attorneys are asked to be regular contributors to, and/or columnists for various legal publications, such as The Legal Intelligencer, Upon Further Review, and The Legal Intelligencer Blog.  Since our last newsletter, the following articles by our attorneys were published :  
  • Stepparents Stepping Up to Pay Child Support, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, originally published on January 9, 2017 in The Legal Intelligencer can be viewed here and reprinted in Volume 39, Issue No. 1, March/April 2017 edition of the "Pennsylvania Family Lawyer" (see here).
  • What Constitutes Mitigation of a Decrease in Earnings for Child Support?, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, originally published in The Legal Intelligencer Blog on November 10, 2016 and reprinted in Volume 38, Issue No. 4, December 2016 edition of the "Pennsylvania Family Lawyer and can be seen here and reprinted in Volume 39, Issue No. 1, March/April 2017 edition of the "Pennsylvania Family Lawyer" (see here).
  • Considering Retirement While Paying Child Support, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, originally published on March 21, 2017 in The Legal Intelligencer can be viewed here.

Our attorneys are often asked to lead seminars and/or teach classes on various areas of the law.

On March 13, 2017, James W. Cushing, Esquire led his 17th annual seminar regarding the American Legal System at Bucks County Technical High School (see here).  
On May 1, 2017 James W. Cushing, Esquire spoke to the 11th grade class at Freire Charter School as part of the "Lawyer in the Classroom" program organized by the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division (see here).
MK: Faye Cohen helped me negotiate a severance package with my former employer. She was able to settle quickly and worked very well with the employer's attorney during the process. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in labor/employment laws which made me feel at ease as she worked on my issue. I cannot say enough about her professionalism, accessibility, and expertise during the process. She helped reduce my anxiety level from 100% to 0% because I knew I was in good hands. Faye also assisted me a few years ago with issues I was experiencing with an employer while on short term disability. She truly is a "Super Lawyer" and I highly recommend her and her fellow associates.

JL: You could not ask for anyone better to be on your side. Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire has the reputation of being the best and after working with her it is clear why she is known for being the top lawyer in the area. The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. has been an amazing resource for me. As a young minority woman in a male dominated industry having Faye as resource has been absolutely priceless and indispensable. Ms. Cohen's extensive experience, knowledge, and practical sense is unmatched. Faye has a way of empowering you to follow your rights. She has a natural and assertive way of reinforcing your case. Faye pummeled the competing law team and quickly educated them on employment and harassment law that the opposing law team obviously were unaware of. I highly recommend Faye Riva Cohen and would not go to anyone else for legal advice.


Legal Research, Incorporated works closely with the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.  Its website is  It is a wonderful resource to assist you with legal research and writing in virtually any area of the law for very competitive prices.  We hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
Faye's Blog: Toughlawyerlady  



Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire has been blogging since August 2011 and has established a blogging site for that purpose. Her blog handle is Toughlawyerlady and you can find her blog here.  We encourage you to become one of her blog followers.

Since our last mailing, she has entered several blog posts which follow (each title links to the below post of the same name):

In her blog, Ms. Cohen shares with you nuggets of wisdom and law drawn from her forty-three (43) years of experience as a practicing attorney.  We hope that you find the blog informative and helpful.


Be sure also to check out and follow James W. Cushing, Esquire's blog Judicial Support from time to time, which you can find here.

About The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. 

The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. will help you aggressively navigate the complicated legal system. We also have excellent relationships with other law firms which practice in areas of the law that we do not.  We can refer your case to them and monitor the progress of your case.  Please contact us with your questions and concerns at 215-563-7776. Telephone consultations are welcome. Notary services also available.  We also serve the Deaf Community as one of our attorneys is conversant in American Sign Language; check our web page for more information on our Deaf Legal Services.


What We Do


- Business Issues and Litigation, Business Formation, Non-Profits, Collections and Contractual Disputes, Tax Law Issues


- Disability: Social Security, Short and Long Term Disability, Government Benefits, Repayment Issues


- Estate Planning & Litigation: Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Powers of Attorney and Estate Contests, Protection of Assets, Review of Assisted Living and Nursing Home Contracts, Estate and Inheritance Litigation, Will Contests, Power of Attorney Contests, and Asset Accounting 


- Family Law: Divorce, Support, Visitation, Custody, Paternity, PFA, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements


- Identity Theft, Collection Issues


- Labor, Employment and Civil Rights: All Discrimination matters, Severance Agreements/Contracts, Non-Compete Agreements, Union Representation Problems, Unemployment Compensation


- Personal Injury, Tort, and Police Brutality Claims


- Pension, ERISA, Wage and Hour Issues


- Real Estate: Agreements, Settlements, Foreclosures, Quiet Title, Ejectment, Zoning, Landlord Tenant


-Student's Rights: Administrative Appeals or Grievances, Discipline, and Discharge.


-Criminal Issues: Criminal Defense, White-Collar Defense Issues, and Qui Tam/Whistleblower Issues. 


- Traffic Court/License/Insurance Issues


-Deaf Legal Services

Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.
2047 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 563-7776 / Fax: (215) 563-9996
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This newsletter is designed for general information only. The information presented in this newsletter should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the form ation of a lawyer/client relationship. Please note that the prior results achieved by this Firm do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case.