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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.  After a very rainy spring, summer seems to have arrived in full force.  As you enjoy the hot temperatures, shore days, and fun in the sun, 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

The Firm welcomes Brian Doyle, Esquire who has joined the Firm as our new associate.   Mr. Doyle received his J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law and subsequently clerked for Judge Paul Panepinto, who is a judge with the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, before joining our Firm.  He will practice 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.

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 videos:
  • Shan R. Shah, Esquire on civil rights and employment law (see here);
  • James W. Cushing, Esquire on Pennsylvania child support (see here);
  • Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire on employment law, business law, and a full service law firm (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 : 

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

On March 17, 2016 James W. Cushing, Esquire led his 16th annual seminar to the 10th and 11th grade regarding the American Legal System at Bucks County Technical High School (see here).

In August 2016 James W. Cushing, Esquire will be leading a seminar regarding family hosted by the National Business Institute and, in November 2016 Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire will be leading a National Business Institute seminar regarding employment law. 
MD: The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. represented me in an age discrimination case against a prominent recreational facility in the Philadelphia area. They achieved an excellent result for me after a hard fought legal battle in federal court. They were able to overcome a vigorous defense, as well as a change in the law during the case which could have been detrimental to my case, but for their efforts. I am appreciative of everything that they did, especially since I was able to maintain my confidence and self-respect in the face of a situation in which my employer falsely accused me of being the party at fault.

JD: Ms. Cohen and her team stood by my side and successfully sought out justice for unfair medical insurance practices.   After some months on the case, I received settlement and the Cohen team helped put a difficult period in my life behind me and my family.   The Ms. Cohen's team was Professional, Courteous, Responsive, Accessible and Knowledgeable, particularly about ERISA matters in my specific case.

RM: Faye Riva Cohen did an excellent job for me when I was faced with a difficult situation at my workplace, a large national corporation. She was able to negotiate a substantial severance package for me and work closely with my workers' compensation attorney. She developed a good relationship with my employer's attorney, and through extensive negotiations, a fine result was achieved. I was able to leave my employment with funds to sustain me in my new job search, and a reference I could use in seeking a new job.  I also referred a family member to her, and not to my surprise she did a wonderful job for him in his employment issue. She and I developed a friendly relationship, and I now count her among my friends and I feel confident that whomever I refer to her Firm is in very competent and caring hands. 

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.