Testimonials

Avvo.com Reviews
Mr. Cushing has provided very honest and direct information. He was very timely and efficient in providing details and has offered an optimistic yet realistic goal for my case.

Child Adoption Clients
KDW: Congrats to you both on your awards. A job well done !!! thanks for your help !!

Employment Clients
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!

Traffic Clients
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.

Employment Clients
TS: In February of 2016, I was wrongly terminated by my employer. Even worse, my life’s work of sacrifice and opportunity were in peril. This was the classic David and Goliath story. The stakes were high and I was forced to contend with an adversary that was bigger, stronger, and certainly more resourceful than I was. I first placed my trust in God and then in the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen. Immediately, I was impressed with the firm’s commitment to their clients and a willingness to fight the hard fights. Attorney Cohen and her associates skillfully combined aggressive advocacy with diplomacy to protect my rights and interest. Ferociously, Attorney Cohen attacked the credibility and conduct of my employer and forced irreversible errors. After a hard fought battle, I was made whole and my future was protected. I am deeply indebted to Attorney Cohen and her highly competent staff. Additionally, I learned first- hand what it means to be rated as a Super Lawyer and why such a rating has been conferred upon Attorney Faye Riva Cohen! I highly recommend the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen to anyone looking for candor, competency, and commitment in a law firm. My endorsement is not simply that of a satisfied client, but also as an attorney who understands the complexities of law practice. The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen will work hard for you to achieve the results you seek!! – satisfied client

Family Law Clients
DD: James W. Cushing, Esquire represented me in my case with firm expertise and perfectly delegated between me and the defendant throughout the hearing to make sure that not only I, but the defendant was satisfied with the ruling of the case. He came to court determined to make sure I got the ruling I came for and in the end he succeeded. Thank you James for your business. Much appreciated!

Legal Research Client:
I am a litigation paralegal by training and currently live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My review of attorney James Cushing and his firm (The Law Offices of Faye Riva Cohen) is similar to a Verified Purchase on Amazon.com. You can look up Diallo v, Dennis Hugues or Nu-View Services or Nu-View Window Systems, and my case will pop-up. I have had an authentic experience and pleasure of working with Mr. Cushing, and he clearly helped me win my case. I hired a roofing company four years ago and lost on prejudice and technicality in Small Claims Court. I appealed and moved the matter to the Court of Common Pleas. There, things took a different turn and Mr. Cushing played a big role in helping me refine my Pro Se skills. Please talk to him about your case before you see anyone else. He will set you straight. Good luck. A.D.

General Comments:
From avvo.com: Mr Cushing was my first attorney experience. In the beginning I was scared he might not understand my case but I felt very comfortable during the hearing day. He is very pro and friendly I recommend.

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients
SF: After being harassed for several months and then finally terminated with a less than mediocre severance package I contacted the law office of Attorney Cohen. After I explained my situation I really appreciated her first question, "do you want your job back?" Even though my response was no I appreciated the fact that she wanted to explore all of my options first. Attorney Cohen was able to effectively negotiate all the areas of concern in my severance agreement even the ones I did not think of. If you need attentive, effective counsel you would be wise to contact this law office.

Replevin Client
KD: I was referred to James W. Cushing, Esquire by my company's legal insurance plan (ARAG) for a case regarding the division of property, which in my case was a family pet. It was quite emotional for me, and the first legal issue I really had to deal with. I was quite worried about the process at first, but James explained the steps of the legal process, responded to legal requirements quickly and was detail oriented. He provided ample time for me to gather documents needed so discovery was not rushed and stressful. James remained dedicated to maintaining my position, and in the end the opposing party decided to settle because of our preparation and determination.

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients
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.

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients
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.

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients
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.

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients
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)

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients
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.

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients
NB: I have been working with Ms. Cohen for the last two years to secure and retain disability coverage from my employer. At a point when the process became emotionally daunting to me, she was able to calmly step in to negotiate with my employer's disability representatives to retain those benefits for me. In addition, through her cautious correspondence and negotiation efforts, she was recently able to get the disability company's decision to terminate my coverage reversed, helping me to retain full benefits without needing to go to court over this matter. This is a great relief to me and provides me with real peace of mind.

Other attorneys:
"The Lassen Law Firm endorses this excellent lawyer, [Faye Riva Cohen]." Christian Lassen, Esquire

Other attorneys:
"I endorse James [W. Cushing]. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community." Michael Waddington, Esquire

Other attorneys:
"I endorse Adam [S. Bernick]. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community." Michael Waddington, Esquire

Other attorneys:
"I endorce this lawyer [Faye Riva Cohen]." Herbert Ellis, Esquire

Other attorneys:
"James Cushing is a thoughtful, yet zealous advocate for his clients who does an outstanding job both analyzing issues and resolving conflicts." Gregory S. Shields, Esquire

Comments from the Court:
Judge Robert F. Kelly in Lewis v. Babbitt, E.D. PA, 1999 WL 551878 said 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."

General Comments:
KTDW: "Congrats to you both on your awards. A job well done !!! thanks for your help!!" (See here for this comment posted on June 6, 2014.) KNJR: "I spoke to Ms. Cohen today on behalf of my sister regarding an issue my sister and her family are having with their landlord. Ms. Cohen was very accommodating with answering some questions to help put my sister's mind at ease. I am referring my sister to speak with Ms. Cohen and possibly retaining her for her landlord/tenant issue. Thank you so much...I believe she will be the answer to your tenant/landlord issues."

Family Law Clients:
RS: The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. represented our family in lengthy and difficult guardianship proceedings involving a family member who we felt was being unduly influenced by others as a result of a disabling medical condition. The Firm's attorneys attended a number of hearings with us, worked with doctors when medical reports were required, developed an excellent relationship with the court-appointed attorney for the family member, and resolved the matter after lengthy negotiations involving a number of people who all had divergent points of view. With their support we were able to accomplish our difficult goal in an emotionally trying situation.

Family Law Clients:
TU: "I contacted attorney Faye Riva Cohen after she was recommended by a Pennsylvania law service organization. Faye immediately went to work on my case and I felt a sense of relief and security as the case progressed. Faye is straightforward, tells the client what to expect, what their options are and the potential results, short term as well as long term. I believe her empathy and passion for justice derives from a background and experiences that connect her to the lives and challenges her clients face. She definitely gets it, and I see her role as a major contributor in the big picture of serving justice for all in the realm of civil rights and employment."

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients:
PS: "After years of harassment and discrimination from my employer, due to my health issues, I finally contacted an attorney to represent me against my employer. My union did not help me at all and the stress was taking a further toll on my health. The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen represented me better than I had hoped and successfully resolved all of the issues and concerns that I had brought to them. While I was dealing with the roller coaster of emotions involved in the situation (betrayal, frustration, anger, etc), they were working to resolve the legal issues with my employer. Their professionalism and calming demeanor took a lot of pressure off of me and kept me focused on a positive resolution. I could not have resolved this matter without their assistance."

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients:
AC: "The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. was very responsive and helpful when I had a looming deadline to file my case in court. They guided me every step of the way and helped me with strategies to lower my expenses, including their legal fees. I am extremely appreciative of their efforts to resolve my case in a highly satisfactory matter, which included a favorable monetary settlement including recoupment of my legal fees. The lawyers at this office are kind-hearted people who are genuinely looking to help people in need."

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients:
EP: "This Firm has achieved phenomenal results for me in several matters. I was a federal government employee who was in the process of being terminated. The Firm negotiated a settlement for me, which permitted me to end my employment with self-respect, and included a financial severance package for me, which included payment of my attorney's fees and costs. After successfully resolving that issue, they then helped me obtain disability retirement benefits and Social Security disability benefits. I would be without any income except for their efforts."

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients:
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."

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients:
GM: "The Firm's lawyers provided me with top notch legal representation. After being terminated from my job, the lawyers at the firm worked with both with my union and me, developing strategies to help me get my job back while also keeping my legal fees minimal. Ultimately, due to their hard work, my employer reinstated me. I am very thankful for their services and would recommend them to anyone."

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients:
VM: "I am a federal employee and needed representation in the administrative EEO process. Prior to retaining their Firm, I had spent a large amount of time unsuccessfully trying to resolve my legal issues. However, due to their hard work and diligence, they quickly resolved my problems and secured for me a monetary settlement, which also included reimbursement for legal fees. I am extremely appreciative of their efforts."

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients:
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."

Employment / Civil Rights/ Disability Clients:
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.

Business and Estate Clients:
TT: "I have used this firm to assist me in a variety of legal problems ranging from employment issues to real estate issues. They consistently provide me with excellent legal representation and always work with me to achieve a favorable resolution. I would recommend this firm for any of your legal needs."

Business and Estate Clients:
"I am one of the officers of a seventy-five year old, third generation, family-owned real estate company in Philadelphia, and we have had an attorney-client relationship with the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. for over a decade. We have relied on the services and advice of their lawyers for personal and corporate legal matters, including business issues, landlord tenant issues and compliance with government regulations. The lawyers have always represented us in a prompt, efficient, and knowledgeable manner. We trust their advice and would highly recommend the firm to other companies."