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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.  After a mostly mild summer with a lot of rain, we are headed into the season of brisk air and falling leaves, costumes and candy, and turkey and family.  As you make your autumn 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
Since our last newsletter, another case handled by the Firm, Ali v. McClinton (ED PA, June 14, 2017) where we represent the Plaintiff, has received media publicity!  It was first featured by Religion Clause on June 27, 2017 in an article/post entitled "Fired Legislative Staffer Can move Ahead With Suit Alleging Use of State Funds to Promote Church Facility" (see here).  It was also featured by The Legal Intelligencer on July 7, 2017 (see here) and July 11, 2017 (see here).

We are pleased to inform you that the Firm has established a LinkedIn page, which you can find here.  Please be sure to "link" with us!

In June 2017 the Firm's Youtube page was updated with two brand new videos, which you can see here and here.  Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel here and watch the videos we have posted here.
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)!  

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 :  
  • Parties in Dependency: Proper Notice and Participation is Essential, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, published on July 11, 2017 in The Legal Intelligencer and can be viewed here.
  • Retirement While Paying Child Support, by James W. Cushing, Esquire originally published on March 20, 2017 in The Legal Intelligencer (see here) and reprinted in the Volume 39, Issue No. 2, June 2017 edition of the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer (see here).
  • When Marriages and Relationships Go Bankrupt, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, originally published on June 28, 2016 in The Legal Intelligencer (see here) and reprinted in the Volume 39, Issue No. 2, June 2017 edition of the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer (see here). 
  • Dependent on Child Support in Dependency, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, published on July 29, 2017 in The Legal Intelligencer can be viewed here.
  • Redemption Available Immediately After a Sheriff's Sale, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, published on June 7, 2017 in Upon Further Review can be viewed here.

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

On June 3, 2017 Adam S. Bernick, Esquire was a panelist to discuss "Requests for Physician Assisted Suicide" at the 6th Annual Palliative Care Spring Symposium sponsored by Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Office of Continuing Medical Education, about which you can learn here.
TA: Knowledgeable & Compassionate...Highly recommend! Towards the end of a very difficult employment legal battle, I sought out another attorney to get a second opinion on my case and release documents. I am so lucky my search led me to Faye Riva Cohen! Recommended by the Philadelphia Bar Association & highly rated on Avvo, Faye was quickly able to make sense out of all of the nonsense. She was understanding and patient...but more importantly she listened! She wants what's best for her clients...not what's quickest, easiest or best for the firm. I highly recommend Faye Riva Cohen. I only wish I found her sooner! She will certainly be the first attorney I call should I find myself in another unfortunate situation & need legal advice or counsel. A breath of fresh air, in the legal world of doom & gloom. Thanks Faye!

LP: I was assisted by James Cushing and Brian Doyle as well. Both gentleman were very professional. They were always at the courthouse before I was and would already start plea dealings with the other side making my visit to the courthouse quicker. I felt legally secure as they stood by my side throughout my entire dilemma. Prices are also affordable and I was never given the run around. From a technical standpoint, they promptly return calls and emails and they seamlessly display a level of organization I never seen in a law firm before. I'm very pleased with their service.

AS: It was such a pleasure working with Faye Riva Cohen and Shan R. Shah regarding a challenging situation I was having at my place of work. Both Faye and Shan immediately made me feel at ease and worked with me to ensure the best possible outcome occurred for all parties. The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. always made me feel like my circumstance was their number one priority and I believe I would not have been able to come to a resolution without their assistance. They truly do have their client's best interest in mind and work diligently to resolve disputes timely.

hola h.: San Carlos, CA 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. Faye and her team always respond in a timely manner and she will give you advance notice of times she will not be available due to court appearances etc. I found her billing practices to be transparent, fair, and honest. 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. (on Yelp)


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.