Faye Riva Cohen Esq.

Faye Riva Cohen Esq.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Faye Riva Cohen is the President of the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., and has practiced law in Pennsylvania since 1974. She routinely represents clients before local, state and federal administrative agencies and she frequently litigates in local, state and federal courts. She has extensive experience in labor, employment, civil rights and other areas of the law. One federal judge stated that Ms. "Cohen has demonstrated significant legal experience, both in and out of the civil rights field. In this case she has achieved a near remarkable result…". She practiced with large firms and in a predecessor firm, Cohen and Cohen Associates, before she established her own law firm. She has authored over 70 articles for legal publications and she has been, and continues to be, a featured moderator and speaker at seminars in the areas of employment, civil rights, disability and real estate. She has been named a SuperLawyer, has the top AV rating and has been ranked as Pre-eminent in Labor and Employment Law by Martindale-Hubbell. She has served as a consultant to the Camden County, NJ Health Department and as the Solicitor of the Marple Township, PA Municipal Authority. She has also been an elected committeeperson in areas she has lived, and she has led political organizations throughout the years. She has owned and operated businesses and commercial and residential real estate for many years, and as a result she is well versed in real estate and commercial law and understands the intricacies of operating companies and dealing with some of the problems that can arise. She is also authorized to serve as a public arbitrator for FINRA and for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Civil Rights and Discrimination
  • Debt Collection
  • Disability Issues
  • Divorce
  • Estate Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Social Security
  • Unemployment Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Denver Law Journal, Senior Staff, 1972
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1969
    • Major: Sociology
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Associate in Liberal Arts - 1967

Representative Clients

  • Robin Apartments, Inc.
  • Center for Professional Education, Inc.
  • Mantua Community Improvement Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Named a Thomson-Reuters Pennsylvania Superlawyer for 2016 & 2017
  • 2017 Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
  • Rated Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell in the area of Labor and Employment Law, 2013
  • Rated AV (the highest rating for lawyers) by Martindale-Hubbell for many years
  • Super Lawyer 2007, 2014, and 2015 in Labor and Employment
  • Maryss Award for Family/Civil Law in Philadelphia, 2010
  • Received Mantua Community Improvement Committee Valor Awards for "Vision", 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Social Security Disability Committee, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Lawyers Information & Referral Service, Member
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of PA, Employment Law Panel, Member
  • National Organization of Social Security Claim Representatives, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • United States Eastern District Pennsylvania, Employment Law Panel
  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service, Philadelphia Bar Assn.
  • Participant in Many Company Legal Plans with Pro Bono Participation Provided

Ancillary Businesses

  • Legal Research Inc. (Research and Writing for Law Firms)


  • English