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


Faye at Desk

Greetings from the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.  We hope you had a fun and wonderful summer.  As the summer now draws to a close and the school year begins in earnest, 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

As we mentioned in our last newsletter, Brian M. Doyle, Esquire joined the firm in May 2016.  He has settled in quite nicely and is representing his clients very well.  Mr. Doyle practices in the areas of employment, civil rights and disability law and is licensed to practice in PA, NJ, and NY.  You can read more about Mr. Doyle here on our website.

We offer our congratulations to Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire who has been named a 2016 Thomson-Reuters Pennsylvania Superlawyer (see here) and James W. Cushing, Esquire who has been named a 2016 Thomson-Reuters Pennsylvania Rising Star (see here).
Be sure to subscribe to our new Youtube channel here and the videos we have posted here.  Since our last news letter, we have published the following video:
  • James W. Cushing, Esquire on Landlord-Tenant Law (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 : 
  • Lacking Specificity About Specificity, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, published on August 5, 2016 in The Legal Intelligencer Blog can be viewed here.
  • When Marriages and Relationships Go Bankrupt, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, published on June 28, 2016 in The Legal Intelligencer can be viewed here.
  • Superior Court Allows Child Support Deviation for Inheritance, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, published on March 7, 2016 in The Legal Intelligencer Blog can be viewed here and reprinted in The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 38, Issue No. 2 June 2016 edition and can be seen here.
  • Doggone It!  Court Cannot Condone Canine Custody, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, published on June 21, 2016 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 August 24, 2016 James W. Cushing, Esquire led a Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled "Advanced Family Law" hosted by the National Business Institute and, in November 2016 Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire will be leading a National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education seminar regarding employment law. 
DM: I contacted the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. when the Social Security alleged that I had been overpaid over $180,000. I was beside myself with worry, because I knew that the alleged debt was due to incorrect information. The Firm's attorneys worked tirelessly and were able to reduce that debt to a fraction of the alleged amount owed, and are continuing to work to reduce that amount further. I rely on them for moral support and their fine legal expertise.

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.