In the course of the over 45-year history of this firm, we have served thousands of clients, many of whom have offered kind words and testimonials regarding our representation.  We have placed a small sampling of these testimonials here.


Employment / Civil Rights / Disability

Ms. Faye Riva Cohen and The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen are excellent attorneys who are understanding, honest and take great pains in becoming knowledgeable about every aspect of the law, no matter how complex, while always representing the best interests of their clients. They are friendly
and courteous and always available to listen to your every concern with undivided attention while guiding you through every step of the legal process. They will put your mind at ease and rest assured that your best interests will be represented as the firm always strives to obtain the best possible result for you. There is no such thing as a small problem at The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen. They will work tirelessly to resolve every issue for you.


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.


I was wrongly terminated by my employer in a classic David and Goliath story and I was impressed with the Firm’s commitment to their clients and a willingness to fight the hard fights. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for candor, competency, and commitment in a law firm. I am not only a satisfied client, but also as an attorney who understands the complexities of law practice.

As a young minority woman in a male dominated industry the Firm has been an amazing, priceless and indispensable resource for me. Ms. Cohen’s extensive experience, knowledge, and practical sense are unmatched, and she has empowered me to follow my rights. I highly recommend the Firm and would not go to anyone else for legal advice.

The Firm was very responsive, kind-hearted 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. I am extremely appreciative of their highly satisfactory efforts to resolve my case, which included a favorable monetary settlement along with recoupment of my legal fees.

The Firm has achieved phenomenal results for me in several matters. I was a federal government employee 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 and payment of my attorney’s fees and costs. Later they obtained disability retirement benefits and Social Security disability benefits for me. I would be without any income except for their efforts.

The Firm represented me in an age discrimination case against a prominent recreational facility in the Philadelphia area. They achieved an excellent result after a hard fought legal battle in federal court.  I was able to maintain my confidence and self-respect in a situation in which my employer falsely accused me of being the party at fault.

​The Firm’s lawyers provided me with top-notch legal representation. After being terminated from my job, the lawyers worked with my union and developed strategies to help me get my job back while also keeping my legal fees minimal. Due to their hard work my employer reinstated me. I am very thankful for their services and would recommend them to anyone.

I am a federal employee who needed representation in the administrative EEO process. I tried unsuccessfully for some time to resolve my legal issues on my own, but after I retained the Firm, they quickly and diligently resolved my problems and secured a monetary settlement for me, which also included reimbursement for legal fees. I am extremely appreciative of their efforts.

The Firm has represented me for a number of years in securing and retaining disability coverage from my employer’s insurance carrier by producing correspondence and working with my doctors in securing the voluminous reports I needed. After the carrier attempted to terminate my coverage, the Firm filed a federal court case which prevented the termination and also secured me the past benefits withheld. This was an emotionally daunting matter, and the end result is a great relief to me and provides me with real peace of mind.

Family Law

James Cushing is an excellent family law attorney. He has vast experience representing clients in and out of the courtroom, and maintains an impressive win record. I would certainly recommend James to anyone seeking a responsible and highly competent attorney in the area of family law.

James Cushing represented me in my case with expertise. He came to court determined to make sure I got the ruling I came for, and in the end he succeeded, satisfying both my opponent and me. Thank you, James. Much appreciated!


The Firm represented our family in lengthy and difficult guardianship proceedings involving my father whom we felt was being unduly influenced by others as a result of a disabling medical condition. The Firm’s attorneys worked with and secured an expert who testified, 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.


I am the managing officer of a 75 year old, third generation, family-owned real estate company in Philadelphia, and we have had an attorney-client relationship with the Firm for over two decades. 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.

James Cushing represented me in a division of property matter. I was quite worried about the process at first, but he 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.

Landlord Tenant

I had a matter that required aggressive action and James Cushing was wonderful, straightforward, knowledgeable, cost efficient, and he kept me informed. I have referred family members to him as well.