Testimonials

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  • Criminal Defense

      "They met with me, kept me informed about my case and never stopped fighting for me."

      I was in jail at the darkest time in my life and facing a possible life sentence for a crime I didn’t commit. My lawyer told me I should accept a deal so I could go home to my family….. in 7 years. I was confused, depressed and scared when I fired my attorney and let the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP handle my case. Their tireless effort and belief in my innocence empowered me. They met with me, kept me informed about my case and never stopped fighting for me. Within a few months they got all of the most serious charges dismissed and I was free.

      R.F. criminal-defense
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "If you are in trouble, being investigated or know someone who is they are definitely the first and only number you need."

      I built my business with my own hands from the time I was 15 years old to one that employed over a thousand workers. The government came after me with trumped up charges. The attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP were able to get the indictment dismissed not just once but twice. I have dealt with dozens of lawyers throughout my career and for professionalism, determination and legal acumen Cohen Forman Barone, LLP are second to none. If you are in trouble, being investigated or know someone who is they are definitely the first and only number you need.

      R.B. criminal-defense
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "If it wasn’t for them my life would have forever been turned upside down."

      A few years ago I was arrested for allegedly being part of a drug trafficking conspiracy. The judge set over $100,000 bail, which I could not afford and I fought the case from inside jail. My public defender told me that he he could get me a great deal, which would get me out of jail. I explained to him that I did not want to plead guilty to something I did not do. I also explained that I was a lawful permanent resident and did not want to jeopardize my legal status in the U.S. He told me that if I went to trial I would wind up serving a significant amount of time in jail and would be deported, but if I pled to this “great deal” I would be released from jail and did not have anything to worry about with immigration because I was here legally. I wound up accepting the plea deal just so I could move forward with my life. This was not to be. Immigration authorities picked me up a few years later and I was ordered deported for having been convicted of an Aggravated Felony. After countless attorneys told me my case was hopeless, I hired Cohen Forman Barone, LLP who wound up winning a motion to vacate my conviction. My deportation order was lifted, my green card returned to me, and I was released from custody. To this day I am so grateful to the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP who never gave up on my case and were willing to fight to the bitter end, all while being understanding of my limited financial resources. If it wasn’t for them my life would have forever been turned upside down.

      H.B. criminal-defense
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "When I hired David to represent me he said that I became his family. It, indeed, felt like family. He answered every question, every call, text, and email."

      I met David at the worst time in my life. A thought that I am a 36-year-old professional and intelligent woman would find myself at central booking and Rikers has never crossed my mind. I taught at a private daycare. The incident involved me and a child under my supervision. David was my anchor during the 14 months of dealing with my felony and misdemeanor charges. He empowered me with his knowledge and confidence and made me realize how strong I was. David was in court with me every month during my pretrial and trial. He seemed to know every judge and prosecutor! He is truly knowledgeable of the system and its ways. When I hired David to represent me he said that I became his family. It, indeed, felt like family. He answered every question, every call, text, and email. Dave held my hand and let me be emotional. Although I was very overwhelmed, he managed to explain my options in a way that I could comprehend. I felt like I a have a choice to fight or not to fight, accept the plea or not, etc. He never showed doubt and I am so glad I kept fighting till the end. My case is sealed! I am a free woman! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you dear David.

      Ekaterina criminal-defense
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David Cohen literally saved my life."

      David Cohen literally saved my life. I have a wife two beautiful kids and a successful career. I made a stupid mistake 8 years ago and thanks to David Cohen I have the life I have today. The best part is, he made it look so easy. He was super confident and I will never forget these words. You go on with your life and you leave this to me. And that's exactly what happened.

      Angel criminal-defense
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "CFB attorneys have shown the abilities to challenge the legal system against all odds."

      I would like to sincerely thank Cohen Forman Barone Attorneys for their outstanding performance in my nephews recent trail case. David Cohen, Benjamin Simpson and staff worked diligently,countless hours, days, weeks and years. Their staff recorded all the facts and develop a phenomenal defense strategy. CFB attorneys have shown the abilities to challenge the legal system against all odds.

      Nancy criminal-defense
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Trusted by owners of fortune 500 companies and feared by the NYC's top prosecutors, Mr. Cohen is simply the best at what he does."

      Mr. Cohen takes the art of criminal defense to a new level. It is rare to find an attorney with the legal skills necessary to defeat the top Federal and State prosecutors in NYC. It is perhaps even more difficult to find a trial attorney with communicative and people skills necessary to negotiate a favorable plea deal for a client. David J. Cohen is a unique criminal lawyer who possesses both of these skills and in great abundance. Trusted by owners of fortune 500 companies and feared by the NYC's top prosecutors, Mr. Cohen is simply the best at what he does.

      Former Client criminal-defense
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Not only are his legal skills light years above and beyond the norm, but this legal acumen coupled with a keen insight into the human psyche, forged an advocated who is tenacious, dedicated while still being able to adapt to the changing currents around hi"

      David is hands down the best criminal attorney I have ever met. Not only are his legal skills light years above and beyond the norm, but this legal acumen coupled with a keen insight into the human psyche, forged an advocated who is tenacious, dedicated while still being able to adapt to the changing currents around him. He's the only guy you want in your corner if God forbid you find yourself on the other dude of the city room. In fact he's so good he was able to take the reins from my previous attorney after the trial proceedings had already begun and stear us away from not only a very long prison sentence but also a grievous wrongful conviction. If I had had David on retainer when this incident occurred I could have saved myself so much heart ache and collateral damage. If you have found yourself in a situation where you are thinking about retaining legal representation, believe me, you owe it to your self and your future to call David Cohen and schedule a consultation. I did. And so far I feel lucky to have such a stalwart champion in my corner.

      Patrick criminal-defense
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Professional and reliable"

      I was referred to David and couldn’t be happier with my results. My previous lawyer was not very helpful or trustworthy. David is very honest and hard working. The entire staff is very kind and makes you feel extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend him for any legal issues.

      Christina Queens, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thank you for all you have done for our family! You are the best and we are very thankful."

      You are the best!

      Terry family Manhattan, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Greatest man I every met in my life!"

      David is a good man and great at his job. I was very satisfied with the results! Not only is he a great lawyer but also a good friend.

      J terry New york, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Truly impressed!"

      I had the opportunity of witnessing the amazing work of Mr. David Cohen who recently represented a loved one who was facing over 15 years of incarceration. Cohen was extremely dedicated to the case and committed to the representation his client. Alongside his focus of the outcome, Cohen was attentive, compassionate, and most importantly tangible throughout the duration of trail. I am truly impressed with the work of Mr. Cohen and beyond appreciative that he made it possible to leave court alongside my loved one who was deemed not guilty on all charges. Without any hesitation I would recommend Cohen Forman Barone, LLP.

      KT New York, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Cohen Forman Barone, LLP is the best choice we could have made."

      When my mother called me and told me my cousin had been locked up, I couldn't believe it. All I kept saying is whatever this is for, he had nothing to do with it. He was an honor student at the time and was only focused on College so, when we found out what it was, I immediately knew this wasn't true. My cousin would never do drugs. Come to find out, he had only stopped to speak to people from his neighborhood. My aunt called my family to help and my uncle found Cohen Forman Barone, LLP. We were given an appointment for the next day and at the end of that meeting, we left feeling we had someone that truly cared and would fight for us, not for our money. My cousin was out of jail by that evening, so I just wanna say thank you so much! Cohen Forman Barone, LLP is the best choice we could have made.

      Jamel Millz New york, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I owe my life to that man. David Cohen and his team did everything possible to defend me. Right from the beginning he promised me that he was the best man to protect me and over our three years together he never gave me any reason to doubt that."

      I owe my life to that man. David Cohen and his team did everything possible to defend me. Right from the beginning he promised me that he was the best man to protect me and over our three years together he never gave me any reason to doubt that. Thank you.

      SP
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I trusted David with my freedom and my life. He stood by my side for years while battling the prosecutor’s office. He never once backed down and was always more prepared and smarter than everyone else in the courtroom. Thank god for that."

      I trusted David with my freedom and my life. He stood by my side for years while battling the prosecutor’s office. He never once backed down and was always more prepared and smarter than everyone else in the courtroom. Thank god for that. The whole CFB criminal defense team was amazing.

      JT
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David is simply amazing!"

      We give David Cohen our strongest endorsement – simply amazing! David’s extreme knowledge, experience, and competence served as a guiding light for our family when faced with the immense power and resources wielded by the government. David never stopped fighting for our family and helped to save my career and reputation. We will be forever grateful for his impeccable judgement and ability to stand up to the prosecution under pressure.

      Anon New York, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "The best!!!"

      I never expected to be caught up in the criminal system. However, I found myself involved in a situation that I needed legal advice. I quickly realized that I didn’t understand the system, or any of the procedures. I interviewed several attorneys to assist me with my case, but I ultimately picked David Cohen. David asked questions and offered solutions that the other attorneys had not. He looked closely at the individuals and personalities involved in the case, not just at the criminal charges. I felt as though he wanted to understand me and how I had come to be sitting in his office. He took the time to carefully explain the procedure to me, without a sugar coating. I was completely prepared for what might or might not follow. David and his staff worked hard to procure the best possible outcome for me, keeping me fully informed along the way. There are a lot of things about this incident that I would like to forget, but I won’t forget the way David Cohen guided me through this hard time. Thank you

      Viviana Bayas
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thanks for all Your Help."

      Mr. Cohen is just the best Lawyer in every way, and although, this case was not directly attained to me, I had to make sure that it was taken care of. Mr. Cohen made everything easier than what I expected, by always calling me back, right away, or staying in contact for any updates, which kept my anxiety in check, and he knew it. He solved the case 100%, in our favor, and this nightmare is almost over, I have nothing but gratitude for his help, honestly, he’s more than what I could ever expect. He’s a people person, but very professional, I will never forget his wonderful help!

      Alexandra Bayas
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thank You"

      Mr. Cohen is just the best Lawyer in every way, and although, this case was not directly attained to me, I had to make sure that it was taken care of. Mr. Cohen made everything easier than what I expected, by always calling me back, right away, or staying in contact for any updates, which kept my anxiety in check, and he knew it. He solved the case 100%, in our favor, and this nightmare is almost over, I have nothing but gratitude for his help, honestly, he’s more than what I could ever expect. He’s a people person, but very professional, I will never forget his wonderful help!

      Alexandra East Elmhurst, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I cannot recommend David Cohen and the Cohen Forman Barone firm enough, hire them and you will not be disappointed."

      After being arrested on a completely bogus charge, and having had never had any legal issues before, I looked for a firm to represent me and get me out of a situation that felt completely surreal and unfair. I called several firms, read some reviews, and after chatting on the phone with David Cohen I knew I had found the right attorney and the right firm. David and his team were true consummate professionals. I met David at his offices, he went over my case very clearly and thouroughly, laid out our course of action, and explained all the various possibilities. David met me at the courthouse for my first appearance, stood by me, and after went to work on getting my charges dismissed (an additional charge had been added during the first appearance). By the time of my second court appearance, David had worked out an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD), and had one of his long time associates, Ben Simpson, meet at the court to see the ACD through. Just like David, Ben was a complete professional, he was waiting for me at the court house, went over everything with me before the appearance, got the ACD, and after the short appearance went over everything again, and followed up with an email later that day. I cannot recommend David Cohen and the Cohen Forman Barone firm enough, hire them and you will not be disappointed.

      C.G. New York, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thank you!"

      I won't ever be able to repay you (David Cohen) for all you've done for our son, so, this is the very least we can do. I want to extend myself to be there for whatever you might need at any time in the future. I don't know if (son of writer) told you or not but he was in jail with two other men that were serving a 13 and 17-year sentence for the same crime, so, it blows my mind, that our son was able to receive such a lighter sentence. When my wife and I heard about the men our son met while in prison our jaws dropped and we went cold thinking how blessed we were to have you defending our son. Having our son present and available to life on life's terms is another one of my life's greatest gifts and we have you to thank for that as well. We know the sentences are, over the years, becoming more reasonable on people willing to face their addiction but the world has people like you to thank for that.

      Former Client
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

      That was such an intense and stressful time in our family’s life and David Cohen was an amazing advocate! His advice was deeply felt on more than just the legal level. It’s with gratitude that we thank him for helping our son walk through his feelings, his charges, and the steps he needed to take in order to navigate the system, be accountable for his actions and start taking deeper steps into his sobriety. I feel like I have my Son back again. We have long conversations on a regular basis and that’s in no small part due to your support, friendship, and service to him. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope the reviews I left will be helpful for potential clients. For anyone who chooses you because of them, I know it will be helpful for them!

      Former Client
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Great Lawyer"

      Mr. Cohen is one of the best lawyers I've come across I really appreciate all the hard work he put in to make it possible for my fiance to be able to be home. Thank you so much! I would recommend Mr. Cohen to anyone.

      Former Client New York, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Always there when you need him!"

      I been dealing with David Cohen for years and he’s been consistent. He’s smart, straight up he knows his job, and if he’s able to help you with anything he will!

      Michael McIntyre New York, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Best Lawyers in NYC"

      I had my fair share of lawyers in my day, but Cohen Forman Barone, LLP are beyond amazing. They helped me with so much in my stuff in my life. It’s not just the legal services they provided me I felt like they really care about me. They checked on my family when I was away and really went above and beyond for me and I’m forever grateful to them for helping with my legal situations. And also for giving me hope and strength again to fight for something I believe in. Thank you so much, Cohen Forman Barone, LLP!

      Chris Delanosa New York, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David Cohen is the best lawyer in NYC"

      I had my fair share of lawyers in my day, but David Cohen did things for me that no other lawyer would do. From helping to get my life back in order and for just giving me hope and strength at a dark time when I didn’t have either. He went beyond by checking up on my family while I was away. He’s a saint and I owe him everything. Thank you again, David.

      Christian Figallo New York, NY
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I highly recommend him"

      Good advice, saved me an unnecessary trip to court, and was easily available (7 days a week) and frequently in contact via email. I initially had some trouble reaching his office staff by phone, in part due to my limited phone access during the workday, and didn't wish to use his cell phone for a minor legal matter, though the number was available on his website. Once I did get in touch, all went smoothly. My family and I were very pleased with his recommendations and followed through. I highly recommend him.

      David
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "A true class act all around"

      I don't think I could ever put into words the kindness, sympathy, intellect and professionalism that David Cohen showed to myself and my family. To give a brief background, my mother was stuck in Europe after she mistakenly traveled on an expired permanent resident card. I thought that she would be stuck for months alone in the midst of a broken immigration system, with delay after delay to her documents. David somehow knew exactly how to solve this situation and immediately made all the calls necessary, spoke to the right people, filed the right things and pulled off nothing short of a miracle. My mom was back home safe and sound on American soil within days. She was treated with the care and attention by this entire firm as if it were their own mother stuck in some foreign country. Safe to say, there is no where else I will go for all immigration concerns from here on out. 5 stars is not nearly enough for the great job these guys did. A true class act all around, we are forever indebted to them.

      Dennis
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thank you again Mr David Cohen"

      I very rarely write reviews online but I am so thankful to David Cohen I cannot say a bad word about him and his Law Firm. His persistence and dedication really produced excellent results for my brother’s case. A good friend told me about Mr Cohen, Firm I was nervous to call and tried with someone else after a bad experience with a previous Lawyer but thank God I did. David Cohen knows the law and gets his point across. He really came through for us when my brother previous lawyer couldn’t do anything and took our money. I highly recommend Cohen Forman Barone Law Firm. Thank you again Mr David Cohen for everything , you are our angel !!

      Erika E.
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "He's truly a great attorney"

      David is an excellent attorney and extremely passionate about his job as a lawyer. Even in the beginning of the case, he told me he wants to achieve the best possible outcome for me, and he delivered just that. During the process, he treated me as a friend and keeps me calm and optimistic while charges were pending. He's truly a great attorney to have and consult and a great friend to have as well!

      Thomas
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Grateful for this expertise!"

      Mr. Cohen has been overseeing my legal needs for over 5 years. His attention to detail is excellent and his compassion really shows through his work. Grateful for this expertise!

      Pierrah
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "He was a wonderful advocate, counsellor, and friend."

      David was dedicated and passionate about achieving the best possible result for my niece--and he did. He also cared for her as a person, doing all that he could to relieve her stress and keep her mentally stable while charges were pending. He was a wonderful advocate, counsellor, and friend.

      Ezra
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "He was effective, compassionate and responsive."

      David J Cohen quickly understood my daughter's situation and worked knowledgeably and successfully to resolve her legal issues. He was effective, compassionate and responsive.

      Ethan
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I wholeheartedly endorse working with David and his team"

      David is an excellent attorney with a tremendous staff. When faced with an uncertain situation, David was reassuring, communicative and insightful. His attention to detail is excellent. He was able to deliver a very swift resolution. I wholeheartedly endorse working with David and his team if/when needed.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David J Cohen was victorious"

      David J Cohen was a miracle at a time when we truly needed one. When your life is in the balance and you have no choice but trust someone to get you through and see you through the obstacle course of the legal system, David J Cohen is that Lawyer you want. He was able to get my husband through a very difficult and unexpected legal situation with dignity. He did not settle and fought for my husband and our family. He was informative and gave us the confidence that we didn’t get from any other attorney. David J Cohen was victorious and did not settle which we will be forever grateful to him!

      Athena
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER!"

      I can’t thank David Cohen enough David Cohen has made a Miracle happen at my lowest and dark difficult time Not only has David Helped me battle my case but he also shown how great his professionalism is and How well he treats his clients. David treated me like family and always remained positive and with great confidence throughout the case And always shown hope and positivity at the times I would feel discouraged or upset. Not only that but David was able to dismiss all my charges on the first court date successfully like never had ever happened. If you are in need of a criminal lawyer I highly Recommend you go with David Cohen he has to be the best criminal lawyer in New York City I promise you will be satisfied and will get your money's worth.

      Pranvera
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "He is an amazing attorney"

      David Cohen from Cohen, Foreman, Barone, LLP represented me. All I can say about this gentleman words can not describe. Communication, Professionalism, and being there for me with true concern was Top Notch. Through my whole court process David was there for me at anytime I needed him and answered all questions keeping my concern for situation at ease knowing my best interests were his top priority. David Cohen made me feel like he and his firm were family and would not let any wrong doing happen to me.. He is an amazing attorney and will recommend him to anyone who has found themselves in any kind of hard place to rest assure his work outshines the rest of the attorneys out there.

      Carlos
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David J Cohen is a very reliable lawyer"

      David J Cohen is a very reliable lawyer. He is punctual. He helped me with my court situation. And I am very happy with my results.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David J Cohen is a very reliable lawyer"

      David J Cohen is a very reliable lawyer. He is punctual. He helped me with my court situation. And I am very happy with my results.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Cannot thank them enough."

      When we got the call about my brother’s arrest I thought my pops was gonna have a heart attack. Nobody in our family had ever been in trouble with the police and we thought that stuff only happened to other families. We called law firms from all over the internet who made us feel like they were doing us a favor to even take our call. When we called Cohen Forman Barone, LLP they invited us to come right to their office. Me, my mom and dad went to their office and met with an experienced criminal attorney for over an hour at no charge. They answered all our questions and made my parents extremely comfortable. They got my brother out of jail that same day. Cannot thank them enough.

      A.L. criminal-defense
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David Cohen is hands down the best lawyer!"

      I found myself needing a lawyer and I had heard about David. I contacted him and he had me home with my family right away. He was there for me and was very professional. He’s dedicated to his clients. I appreciate everything he’s done for me on multiple occasions. I’ve called him in the middle of the night last minute and he appeared for me hours later. If your looking for a great lawyer just contact him and if he can help you he will!

      Michael McIntyre
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "We are forever appreciative of Mr. Cohen's efforts and expertise."

      Prior to hiring Mr. David Cohen, I had tried to independently help an incarcerated family member solve a problem that didn't seem to have a solution. After 6 months of numerous unsuccessful attempts, we realized it was time to seek professional help. We are so glad we decided to go with Cohen Forman Barone, LLP. We hired Mr. Cohen on February 15, 2022. With his diligence and expertise, that same problem was amazingly resolved on March 2, 2022!!! YES, JUST TWO WEEKS!!

      Throughout the entire process, Mr. Cohen was extremely professional and courteous. My overall experience with this firm was fantastic! I highly recommend Cohen Forman and Barone, LLP. We are forever appreciative of Mr. Cohen's efforts and expertise.

      Milky
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I would recommend them to anyone looking to win their case!"

      My wife and I were blessed to have found this firm for my case. Not only did my lawyer Mr. Cohen make the entire process extremely easier, but he and his staff made it a priority to reassure me of every step of the process. I was so very pleased with the outcome of my case and I have Cohen Forman and Barone, LLP to thank for that!!! I would recommend them to anyone looking to win their case!

      Sarah
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Would hire again."

      I was looking down the barrel at, if convicted, a mandatory prison sentence of seven to thirty years.

      It was an absolute pleasure working with David. From getting me out of central booking the day of the arrest, to managing volatile witnesses, his expertise and experience clearly showed in every step of the process. As a former prosecutor, David seemed to know everyone at 100 Centre -- which as you might imagine, can go a long way.

      That I'm able to sit in my office as a free man and write this review is testament to his prowess. All felony and misdemeanor charges were dropped to a mere violation; no prison time whatsoever.

      5/5. Would hire again.

      Rick
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thank you Mr. Cohen"

      I had the pleasure of having Mr. Cohen as my Attorney and let me tell you, he is by far the best attorney yet. He was amiable, professional, smart and with common sense. Mr. Cohen and his team are exceptional. Great customer service, reliable and very attentive. Always answered all my inquiries and never with an attitude or upset mood. Thank you Mr. Cohen for your service, I am truly happy I chose you in a difficult moment of my life and I'm glad that with your knowledge and expertise we had a great outcome.

      Romer
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David Cohen should be your first and only call!"

      My brother was arrested and looking at some serious time (10+ years) and then here comes the best criminal lawyer ever - David Cohen, Esq. I have never experienced such personal attention to the case and our family. My brother received probation and restitution and is a free man, no time served, because of the expertise of David Cohen. He is the BEST in the business!! David Cohen should be your first and only call!

      Thomasina Morris
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "My sincere and heartfelt thanks"

      I came to Cohen Forman Barone during the hardest period of my life having been falsely accused of a Felony charge, been badly let down by my previous attorney and left thoroughly on the backfoot in my case. David Cohen was exceptional in the expert legal advice and guidance he was able to give me and he made me feel comfortable from the start. He was able to lead my case to a very satisfactory conclusion, based on where we started, and my only regret is that I didn’t find David and his team sooner. My sincere and heartfelt thanks to him and his amazing team

      Jack
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "We are extremely grateful"

      David Cohen of Cohen Forman Barone LLP stepped in to represent our son in repudiating a serious legal matter when his original lawyers let him down badly. Not only did David steer the case to a very satisfactory conclusion, he was a bastion of calm and competence throughout the process amid a very stressful time for the family. We are extremely grateful for his expertise and would not hesitate in recommending his services.

      Jeff
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David Cohen stepped in immediately"

      Having been let down badly by the legal firm that our son had originally engaged, Cohen Forman Barone LLP was recommended to replace them to represent our son in repudiating a serious, unsubstantiated, criminal charge. David Cohen stepped in immediately, dealing with the matter professionally, coherently and intelligently, explaining procedures and offering guidance at every step of the way. David has considerable experience in his field and a clear understanding of the system. After a very stressful year for our family, David brought proceedings to a very satisfactory conclusion. We are extremely grateful for his help and expertise.

      Susan
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "He’s just a pleasure to work with"

      They were recommended to me by another lawyer and could not be more grateful. I worked with David Cohen in a sensitive legal matter and he was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and just made the whole process so much easier.

      Working with any lawyer can be intimidating but David was great in providing guidance, making time to discuss any questions or concerns I had and was very compassionate. He always asked how I was doing and always ready to appease any anxieties I had.

      I reached out to him pretty much in a panic and not knowing what I was going to do and he quickly understood what needed to be done, he calmly explained everything to me and just made me feel confident that everything was going to be ok and it was. He’s just a pleasure to work with and would recommend him to anyone.

      Lady
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "It was a pleasure working with Mr.Cohen"

      It was a pleasure working with Mr.Cohen. They were very knowledgeable and had my case dismissed quickly. I would highly recommend this firm.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I highly recommend his services."

      David Cohen was my attorney. He was compassionate and helpful. He did what he said he would, which was get my case dismissed. I appreciated his kindness through the whole process. I highly recommend his services.

      Koryn
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Mr. Cohen is simply the best"

      Mr. Cohen takes the art of criminal defense to a new level. It is rare to find an attorney with the legal skills necessary to defeat the top Federal and State prosecutors in NYC. It is perhaps even more difficult to find a trial attorney with communicative and people skills necessary to negotiate a favorable plea deal for a client. David J. Cohen is a unique criminal lawyer who possesses both of these skills and in great abundance. Trusted by owners of fortune 500 companies and feared by the NYC's top prosecutors, Mr. Cohen is simply the best at what he does.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I would like to sincerely thank Cohen Forman Barone Attorneys"

      I would like to sincerely thank Cohen Forman Barone Attorneys for their outstanding performance in my nephews recent trail case. David Cohen, Benjamin Simpson and staff worked diligently, countless hours, days, weeks and years. Their staff recorded all the facts and develop a phenomenal defense strategy. CFB attorneys have shown the abilities to challenge the legal system against all odds.

      Nancy
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I'm truly am thankful that Mr.Cohen was my lawyer"

      David Cohen is a great guy he's passionate and understanding. I went to trial twice and after 3 years I'm finally free thanks to Mr. Cohen. I recommend this lawyer to anyone having legal issues he gets the job done He's the best lawyer I ever had he's well spoken and has a lot of experience it shows through his work I'm truly am thankful that Mr.Cohen was my lawyer.

      Saquan
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I'm so happy that I hired David Cohen"

      I'm so happy that I hired David Cohen to represent me. I had a case that I was going to do 6 months to a year in prison. Everyone makes

      Jeannette
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "You are the best!!!"

      He was recommended by a friend and I can't be more satisfied for hiring him. He represented me like a pitbull, never backed down until he got me the best deal possible. I wouldn't go to any other lawyer from now on and will recommend to friends in need of an excellent lawyer. Thank you David Cohen!!! You are the best!!!

      Richard
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "5 STARS! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"

      David is hands down the best criminal attorney I have ever met. Not only are his legal skills light years above and beyond the norm, but this legal acumen coupled with a keen insight into the human psyche, forged an advocated who is tenacious, dedicated while still being able to adapt to the changing currents around him. He's the only guy you want in your corner if God forbid you find yourself on the other dude of the city room. In fact he's so good he was able to take the reins from my previous attorney after the trial proceedings had already begun and stear us away from not only a very long prison sentence but also a grievous wrongful conviction. If I had had David on retainer when this incident occurred I could have saved myself so much heart ache and collateral damage. If you have found yourself in a situation where you are thinking about retaining legal representation, believe me, you owe it to your self and your future to call David Cohen and schedule a consultation. I did. And so far I feel lucky to have such a stalwart champion in my corner.

      5 STARS! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

      Patrick
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David Cohen literally saved my life"

      David Cohen literally saved my life. I have a wife two beautiful kids and a successful career. I made a stupid mistae 8 years ago and thanks to David Cohen I have the life I have today. The best part is, he made it look so easy. He was super confident and I will never forget these words. You go on with your life and you leave this to me. And that's exactly what happened.

      Angel
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thank you dear David."

      I met David at the worst time in my life. A though that I am a 36-year-old professional and intelligent woman would find myself at central booking and Rikers has never crossed my mind. I taught at a private day care. The incident involved me and a child under my supervision.

      David was my anchor during the 14 months of dealing with my felony and misdemeanor charges. He empowered me with his knowledge and confidence, and made me realize how strong I was.

      David was in court with me every month during my pretrial and trial. He seemed to know every judge and prosecutor! He is truly knowledgeable of the system and its ways.

      When I hired David to represent me he said that I became his family. It, indeed, felt like family. He answered every question, every call, text, and email. Dave held my hand and let me be emotional. Although, I was very overwhelmed he managed to explain my options in a way that I could comprehend. I felt like I a have a choice to fight or not to fight, accept the plea or not, etc. He never showed doubt and I am so glad I kept fighting till the end.

      My case is sealed! I am a free woman! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you dear David.

      Ekaterina
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I highly recommend him"

      David was hired to handle a dispute, related to my son, and between myself and his school. Within 2 weeks this issue was resolved to my satisfaction. Excellent work and would definitely use him again and I highly recommend him.

      Theresa
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "He was very patient"

      I walked into David’s office Scared, nervous, anxious and my heart rate was probably over 100. The District Attorney’s Office Had just reached out to me in regards to being prosecuted for Medicaid fraud. Which if convicted, would probably mean jail time for me. I am a mom of 4, and a wife, thus going to jail was never an option for me and my family.

      I was referred to David by a family friend. As I sat in his office with so much doubts about my future, David walked in with the brightest smile on his face he gave me the most comforting hug though he had just met me

      David walked in with the brightest smile on his face he gave me the most comforting hug though he had just met me. He listened intently to me, all while taking notes. He was brutally honest when it came time for his feedback, about my chances at beating the charges, and also he did not hesitate to tell me the changes I needed to make in my own life so I would not be back in the same situation. I hired him the same day because of his honesty, and the confidence he gave me. He stated: “ You are In for a long flight but I promise to be right by your side while fighting I will be your shield and I will be your armor.” David was always available to me via cell phone and text. If I was having an anxiety attack in the middle of the night I would not hesitate to call David and he always answered. When it was time to turn myself in, David explained the process step-by-step to me. He was in court waiting on me what before my arraignment. Of all the things I personally witnessed, One thing stuck out to me the most; David is well known and respected by all Assistant district attorney’s, by the district attorneys and judges and court officials in the district of Kings County. He was him self a former prosecutor there. He has great work ethic, I saw this first hand as he was always in court before me with his nice suit and bright smile.

      David had me in his office once every two weeks to work out the details of the case and to help find supporting documents

      David had me in his office once every two weeks to work out the details of the case and to help find supporting documents. I stayed as long as I wanted. I never felt that he was rushing me out of his office, or he had another client that was more important than me, while In his presence, it was all about me.

      He was very patient when I couldn’t obtain certain supporting documents. When I obtained letters of recommendation/character letters he would reach our to the person and make suggestions on the wording and grammar.

      He was also patient with the district attorney whom initially played hardball. David knew just how to soften her up with an extensive PPI package that was submitted on my behalf. The District Attorney’s Office even complemented David in front of me about the extensive of that package that was submitted on my behalf. Ultimately David wisdom his connection that bright smile and that expensive package. Even when the district attorney was unavailable days after days, after days, of phone call David never lost patience. Ultimately David’s wisdom, his networking, and that expensive package won. Instead of being convicted of multiples charges such as Medicaid fraud, possession of a forged instrument, grand larceny, and going to jail for up to three years; I plead guilty to only one charge of petty larceny, and paid the restitution in full. This was better than the outcome, that I expected and also better than the outcome David himself predicted.

      Manmie
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "So glad we went with him"

      David was incredibly professional throughout the entire case. So glad we went with him, it made our lives so much easier. Well worth it.

      Jordan
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thanks again!"

      David Cohen and Ben Simpson did an outstanding job with my case. I was facing a very difficult situation that affected both my financial future and career. The case was ultimately dismissed with an ACOD and modification of an order allowing me to live a normal life again. Excellent attorneys, amazing communication, and timely resolution of a difficult legal matter. Professional and aggressive attorneys. Thanks again!

      John
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I cant begin to express my gratitude for David"

      I cant begin to express my gratitude for David. He was able to win a case for my family that other lawyers we met with deemed unrealistic to win. My brother was facing some pretty serious charges and he was able to work and find a way to keep my brother with his family. He was honest about the what to expect but always assured us he would work his hardest to get the outcome we wanted.

      John
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thank you very much!"

      I would highly recommend Mr. Cohen.

      As a F1 student in US, I am so worried when I get a criminal charge.

      Mr. Cohen's law firm has both criminal and immigration lawyers, so I decide to choose they as my attorneys. I glad that I made the right decision.

      Mr. Cohen is a very experienced layer and knows a lot of people, finally he helped me get the dismissal for the criminal charges.

      Thank you very much!

      Chuang
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I won’t forget the way David Cohen guided me through this hard time"

      I never expected to be caught up in the criminal system. However, I found myself involved in a situation that I needed legal advice. I quickly realized that I didn’t understand the system, or any of the procedures. I interviewed several attorneys to assist me with my case, but I ultimately picked David Cohen. David asked questions and offered solutions that the other attorneys had not. He looked closely at the individuals and personalities involved in the case, not just at the criminal charges. I felt as though he wanted to understand me and how I had come to be sitting in his office. He took the time to carefully explain the procedure to me, without a sugar coating. I was completely prepared for what might or might not follow. David and his staff worked hard to procure the best possible outcome for me, keeping me fully informed along the way. There are a lot of things about this incident that I would like to forget, but I won’t forget the way David Cohen guided me through this hard time. Thank you

      Viviana
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I will never forget his wonderful help!"

      Mr. Cohen is just the best Lawyer in every way, and although, this case was not directly attained to me, I had to make sure that it was taken care of. Mr. Cohen made everything easier than what I expected, by always calling me back, right away, or staying in contact for any updates, which kept my anxiety in check, and he knew it. He solved the case 100%, in our favor, and this nightmare is almost over, I have nothing but gratitude for his help, honestly, he’s more than what I could ever expect. He’s a people person, but very professional, I will never forget his wonderful help!

      Alexandra
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "hire them and you will not be disappointed"

      After being arrested on a completely bogus charge, and having had never had any legal issues before, I looked for a firm to represent me and get me out of a situation that felt completely surreal and unfair. I called several firms, read some reviews, and after chatting on the phone with David Cohen I knew I had found the right attorney and the right firm.

      David and his team were true consummate professionals. I met David at his offices, he went over my case very clearly and thouroughly, laid out our course of action, and explained all the various possibilities. David met me at the courthouse for my first appearance, stood by me, and after went to work on getting my charges dismissed (an additional charge had been added during the first appearance). By the time of my second court appearance, David had worked out an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD), and had one of his long time associates, Ben Simpson, meet at the court to see the ACD through. Just like David, Ben was a complete professional, he was waiting for me at the court house, went over everything with me before the appearance, got the ACD, and after the short appearance went over everything again, and followed up with an email later that day.

      I cannot recommend David Cohen and the Cohen Forman Barone firm enough, hire them and you will not be disappointed.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "We were extremely pleased with David's service"

      When we were looking for a lawyer we were under extreme stress because we wanted to hire the best one to represent our son so we searched google and really didn't know how to pick the right one out. Some charged less and others charged more but thankfully my retired psychologist friend had experience in hiring a lawyer and told us to interview them and to follow our intuition and our son's intuition. Based on a recommendation by someone our son knew from a spiritual/support group he belonged to, he interviewed David J. Cohen and there was an instant rapport. He was caring, understanding, patient, timely, efficient and communicated well. He has upwards of twenty five years experience defending clients so he was familiar with numerous federal prosecutors and judges. He taught law at a local Long Island community college which told us he believes in what he does. Based on all this we hired David and when our son was assigned a conservative judge we watched him take a personal interest in our son to get to know him (one of his greatest traits) and build a case that lead to an unprecedentedly low sentence, numerous years (~10 - 12) shorter than what other people in the past received with similar charges and circumstances. We were extremely pleased with David's service and we highly recommend him to anyone needing a criminal defense.

      Todd
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "We give David Cohen our strongest endorsement"

      We give David Cohen our strongest endorsement – simply amazing!

      David’s extreme knowledge, experience, and competence served as a guiding light for our family when faced with the immense power and resources wielded by the government. David never stopped fighting for our family and helped to save my career and reputation. We will be forever grateful for his impeccable judgement and ability to stand up to the prosecution under pressure.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I truly believe that Cohen had my best interest"

      Working with Mr. Cohen has been more than a pleasure. He was very knowledgeable and professional. I truly believe that Cohen had my best interest during my trial and his positive attitude assured me that I picked the right lawyer.

      Omar
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David and his team were amazing"

      David and his team were amazing through every step of the way. I really can't thank them enough.

      I had never been in trouble like this before and I was completely terrified. Luckily, I was referred to David through a friend of mine. David explained everything I needed to know in a way I could understand. He even got on multiple conference calls with my family and I to answer questions and talk about the path we were going to take.

      He went above and beyond, he treated me like an equal, and he actually cared about me and what was happening to me. He was not only concerned about my case but he was also concerned about my addiction problems in general. He helped me get the help I needed and I'm happy to say that its working! I have been drug free for 2 years now. I can honestly say that if it wasn't for David I would have had a much different outcome.

      David is very well connected and knew everyone in the courtroom. He seemed to have a good rapport with everyone he interacted with as well which only made things more comfortable for me. He is a great person and cares about his job.

      In the end, I did not have to go to jail. Instead, David got me into a rehab program and I will forever be grateful because now I have my life back. I highly highly highly recommend David and his team.

      Bruce
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "David, I thank you from the bottom of my heart"

      In the beginning, the first attorney I saw said, “If I were you, there is only one attorney I would want to defend me, and that is David Cohen. If you’re lucky enough, he’ll take your case. I consider him to be among the best defense attorneys in New York, perhaps the very best.”

      So I met with David. After a thorough consultation, he took my case. One of the first things he said was “I am not the type of attorney who will take your money then throw you to the wolves. I will work for you until the very end.” He did just that, calling the DA’s office continually, making frequent visits, and sending them letters. He constantly kept the pressure on. One assistant DA said, “I’ve never seen a defense attorney take such a personal interest in a case in all the years I’ve practiced law.” David always answered any questions I asked. He is peerless and, I believe, really cares for me as a person.

      It was a long road, but in the end, charges were dismissed. The outcome was outstanding. David, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me my life back.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "If you need a great lawyer try him out"

      He took care of 2 cases for me and another 2 for some other friends of mine. He’s dedicated to his clients. Smart & knowledgeable of the law. If you need a great lawyer try him out. He’s always available and will give you 100%

      Michael
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "My whole family thanks you, David."

      Words can’t express my gratitude to David Cohen. He is the consummate professional, a lawyer of distinction. He represented my husband at a very low point in his life. He carefully advised us, and we had complete trust in his ability as he guided us through a long journey. David was always honest with us, answered our calls, and has a full knowledge of the law. He is a caring, compassionate man.

      I have great respect for David Cohen and thank him for fighting for my spouse and bringing about an excellent resolution. My whole family thanks you, David.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "My whole family thanks you"

      Words can’t express my gratitude to David Cohen. He is the consummate professional, a lawyer of distinction. He represented my husband at a very low point in his life. He carefully advised us, and we had complete trust in his ability as he guided us through a long journey. David was always honest with us, answered our calls, and has a full knowledge of the law. He is a caring, compassionate man.

      I have great respect for David Cohen and thank him for fighting for my spouse and bringing about an excellent resolution. My whole family thanks you, David.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "He genuinely understands people"

      David Cohen is renowned for his legal acumen and distinguished by his rapport with clients, colleagues, district attorneys, and judges. He genuinely understands people, and that makes all the difference.

      Mr. Cohen rescued my father from a legal labyrinth, a surreal maze in which those without guidance remain lost. If you don’t know which way to turn, let David Cohen be your pathfinder.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "“among the best defense attorneys in New York.”"

      Unsolicited, a public defender told me that David Cohen is “among the best defense attorneys in New York.” Distraught and skeptical, I called his firm, Cohen Forman Barone, and spoke with him. During that phone call, David gave me what I needed most—hope.

      Walking through the courthouse, I witnessed what is well-known: David Cohen is renowned. Employees, colleagues, and friends greeted him as we made our way to the courtroom. Once inside, David commanded the respect of the judge and the prosecutor. Standing by my side was my champion, metaphorical sword and shield in hand.

      My case was intricate, yet David recognized its disparates and crafted a cohesive defense. But my cause wasn’t won by legal skill alone. Indispensable to that defense was a singular fact: David understands people. His rapport with the opposition was victory's sine qua non.

      I owe my freedom to David Cohen. Why entrust your future to anyone else?

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Mr. Cohen and Staff are doing an excellent job"

      Mr. Cohen and Staff are doing an excellent job with my case. In a time when nothing was clear. While facing uncertainty, I was reassured and confronted by Mr. Cohen and Staff. When everything else was failing, they were the people with every visit, my fear slowly dissipated. Having experienced, I know the fear of being in an inevitable ending, yet here I am.

      Sherwin
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Overall a great choice for a lawyer"

      David Cohen has been the best decision I made to help me through my legal problems. The process was made as easy and quick as possible. He was always accessible whenever I had questions or concerns throughout the process. Overall a great choice for a lawyer.

      Mario
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I will forever be truly grateful"

      I hired David Cohen during a very tough point in my life. My legal challenges were serious and nerve wrecking . He handled my cases with great professionalism and knowledge of the system. David was easy to communicate with and was always available for consultation and questions. He took the time to thoroughly explain my options and ensured that I understood the process and possible outcomes. My cases were concluded with the best results!!! I recommend his services to anyone looking for a phenomenal lawyer. He is trustworthy, works to DEFEND his clients, and actually cares about the case outcome. He also has a great rapport and is well respected by court staff. He had my best interest at heart and was so supportive. I will forever be truly grateful to have hired such a skilled attorney.

      Richard C.
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "A+++ Highly recommended"

      Facing legal issues was stressful and confusing, I needed an attorney I could trust. David Cohen was empathetic, professional, realistic, and extremely knowledgeable. I truly left every court date with confidence and a clear understanding of my options. I always felt respected and comfortable when speaking to Mr. Cohen. My personal circumstances surrounding employment, family needs, and possible upcoming challenges were always taken into consideration. I have also recommend Mr. Cohen to family and friends, who have had similar positive experiences. He is absolutely an amazing attorney and a great person.

      Dani Aponte
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "We would highly recommend"

      David helped our business navigate through complicated contracts, internet security and the latest privacy laws to be more compliant online. He was friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and acted responsibly throughout the process. We would highly recommend him as an attorney.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I'm glad we had David on our side!"

      David helped me and my family feel like we were in good hands as we got a misdemeanor charge dropped. His professionalism and level of knowledge gave us comfort in an otherwise difficult time. I'm glad we had David on our side!

      Mark
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I am very thankful"

      Over a period of 6 months David Cohen and Ben had helped me with a criminal case and was very successful in getting me the best results I could asked for they were very competent and skilled and well knowledge and I am very thankful to them for there help and my family thank you as well

      Kasheim Banton
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I am beyond appreciative"

      Cohen was the best thing to happen to me. David and his firm made resolving my legal issue an absolute breeze. I was a nervous wreck but David made me feel comfortable with the whole process. He is attentive, accessible, and responsive. He went above and beyond and cared about getting the best possible outcome for my case.

      I am beyond appreciative for what David did for me.

      Do yourself a favor and hire David and his firm to help you

      Ross
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I could not have asked for a better legal outcome"

      I am an immigration attorney based in Los Angeles. Recently, while preparing an application for a client, we hit a snag - he had an outstanding bench warrant from 2001 in New York City. It had to be fixed ASAP or my client was going to miss out on a big work opportunity. I was fortunate to be referred to CFB and David Cohen through a colleague. David Cohen's quick action, understanding, and expertise saved the day.

      Despite being a total stranger to David, he was on the phone with me within minutes of being introduced by email. He immediately understood the situation and had a plan to expedite the solution. He was, at all times, friendly, courteous, empathetic and professional - I had great confidence that our New York criminal court matter was in skilled hands.

      In just a few days, David was able to use his criminal law expertise and his connections with local Courts to not only get this 2001 file back onto the Court's radar, but to get the situation fully resolved - much to my client's relief. This file could have languished on a lawyer's desk and in Court processing for weeks or months, but David made it his priority and got the job done right away.

      I could not have asked for a better legal outcome for my client or a better professional and personal experience. As an attorney, I would not hesitate to recommend David Cohen and his firm to anyone who needs criminal law expertise in New York.

      Maggie
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Amazing firm with hardworking and focused lawyers"

      Amazing firm with hardworking and focused lawyers who go above and beyond for their clients. David Cohen is professional, dedicated, and is committed to providing his clients with quality work.

      Steph
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "Thank you for all you did for me"

      I was dealing with a case that had me completely stressed out. Not only did david pick up his phone when I called, he also made me feel like everything would be fine. Turns out he was right!! I will never use another lawyer. Very professional and took care of my matter with no issues. This is by far the best man to deal with. Thank you for all you did for me.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Criminal Defense
      "I wish I could give more stars"

      I wish I could give more stars.

      I am honored to express my gratitude, appreciation, and experience with Mr. David Cohen and his team. About 2 years ago, a family friend of mine went through a very difficult period. The family was fortunate enough to be referred to Mr. Cohen and have him represent my friend during a helpless time.

      As a graduating law student, I want to share my experience with Mr. Cohen. I could not have gained a better insight into what high level criminal defense advocacy looks like. From start to finish, Mr. Cohen was always prompt and informative with his client and thoroughly prepared brilliant legal strategies, motions, alternatives to those strategies, and responses to opposing counsel arguments. His practice expertise, strong negotiation tactics, and knowledge of the criminal law and procedure were the reasons for an amazing outcome. Mr. Cohen was brilliant in his understanding of the law to leverage his position against opposing counsel.

      The outcome would not have been possible without Mr. Cohen and his team. Their representation was truly professional and they went above and beyond for their client.

      I, personally, am privileged to have learned from Mr. Cohen and his team as I begin my legal career. Observing Mr. Cohen successfully represent someone so dear to me was nothing short of inspirational.

      Thank you!

      John
      Categories: Criminal Defense
  • Family Law

      "I'm so glad that Carla was in my corner, and I really can't thank her enough."

      I worked with Carla Barone to help settle a divorce agreement, and I certainly felt secure with her on the case. Compassionate, sharp, diligent, and helpful, Carla always made time to discuss the many questions I had and fought hard to see that I was treated fairly in the agreement. I'm so glad that Carla was in my corner, and I really can't thank her enough. Carla Barone and the rest of the legal team are wonderful, thoughtful people, and I couldn't be more grateful for the work that was done on my behalf. Immense thanks to the law offices of Cohen Forman Barone for their life-changing help in settling the matters for my divorce!

      Adrian Briscoe
      Categories: Family Law
      "They made me feel like we were a team dedicated to getting me out of a difficult situation."

      I can’t say enough good things about the law firm Cohen Forman Barone, LLP. I called them almost everyday and was always able to get information on my case. They called me with case updates and mailed me whatever documents I requested. They made me feel like we were a team dedicated to getting me out of a difficult situation.

      M.M.
      Categories: Family Law
      "She is dependable, kind, and, knowledgeable."

      At a very difficult time in my life, it was of great relief to have Carla Barone as my lawyer. She is dependable, kind, and, knowledgeable. She helped me very much with the whole divorce process including, providing me with some greatly needed resources.

      Former Client
      Categories: Family Law
      "They were a blessing to me."

      To start, I have to say that the Team of Carla Barone, Constance Coleman, and Morgan Anthony were more than just a team of attorneys representing me in my divorce proceedings. They were a blessing to me. They were my rock, my peace, and always a constant reminder to me, to maintain my Faith in Christ throughout a year-long struggle, which at times threatened my very existence. What's more, there was always someone available to talk to when I called. There was always legal, financial, and emotional support on the other end of the phone. Nights, weekends, holidays ... if I called ... one of them were there for me. In fact, when things were at their worst for me, the team of Cohen Forman and Barone were at their best!!! I highly recommend Carla Barone and her team for your legal needs. You won't be disappointed with the results. Thank you so much, Carla, Constance, and Morgan.

      Peter Lacagnina
      Categories: Family Law
      "Anybody we know that needs an attorney there is no hesitation, we call Cohen Forman Barone, LLP."

      Smart, confident, aggressive. They take credit cards and were very reasonable with their fees. They were even willing to accept a payment plan. Anybody we know that needs an attorney there is no hesitation, we call Cohen Forman Barone, LLP.

      R.C. family-law
      Categories: Family Law
      "Highly recommend"

      Carla Barone is a skilled, competent and trustworthy divorce attorney. Her knowledge and experience led me to the right outcome during a difficult time. I appreciated her patience throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Cohen Forman Barone.

      T.S. New York, NY
      Categories: Family Law
      "Without the help of Carla Barone, I know that I would not have had the successful outcome I had."

      Without the help of Carla Barone, I know that I would not have had the successful outcome I had. Ms. Barone is a highly qualified lawyer who has terrific interpersonal skills in addition to a keen legal mind. Ms. Barone took on an extremely difficult divorce case and overcame many unforeseeable roadblocks. She worked tirelessly to make sure that the truth was heard and no stones were left unturned. She has promptly and diligently honored every one of my requests and guided me through the entire lengthy legal process. Though we faced many challenges, Ms. Barone did not falter. Her thorough research, attention to detail and unwavering commitment to seeking justice provided the pathway needed to rise to victory. I am forever grateful for her commitment, professionalism, passion, knowledge, and fearlessness. I unequivocally highly recommend Carla Barone!

      RBK NY, NY
      Categories: Family Law
      "Carla Barone is a true professional."

      Carla Barone is a true professional. Her knowledge of the law and willingness to listen really helped me through a very tough time in my life. She helped me fully understand the process, and was able to break down complex matters while advocating persuasively on my behalf. Carla is very honest and forthcoming with information....no sugar coating. She really helped me handle a tough divorce and without hesitation, I give Carla my highest recommendation.

      Marcel Knapp New York, NY
      Categories: Family Law
  • Immigration

      "Your are the best"

      Words can not express how grateful we are to have Cory Forman represent us and for all his hard work and expertise in immigration law after being told to get ready for deportation from previous lawyer. In meeting with him I knew he could help us keep our family together. It was a long journey but well worth it . Our nightmare is finally over thank you for all you have done for us and many more families !

      Navarro Family New York, NY
      Categories: Immigration
      "Their professionalism, sincere concern over my family’s well being, and commitment to my mother’s case provided an extremely calming influence during a very stressful time in our lives."

      I come from a close family who all immigrated to the United States from South America. Our world was rocked when just a few months ago immigration authorities detained my mother due to an old conviction, which none of us had thought was a big deal. To say that my mother-as well as the rest of our family- was terrified is an understatement. We were in constant fear that she was going to be deported and that our family would be ripped apart. The attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP not only won her case, but also helped see all of us through one of the most stressful times of our lives. Their professionalism, sincere concern over my family’s well being, and commitment to my mother’s case provided an extremely calming influence during a very stressful time in our lives.

      I.F. immigration-law
      Categories: Immigration
      "I am so thankful to the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP for having given me that chance."

      I fled my hometown in South America from what was a lifetime of persecution at the hands of certain individuals. I attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border and was stopped by customs and placed in an immigration detention facility. As I sat in that facility the fear of what was to come was just as emotionally trying as the abuse I had suffered back home. Had I known then that I would be placing my life in the hands of the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP I would have felt a lot better. Not only did they assist me with getting released from custody, but they ultimately won my Asylum case. Their devotion to my case, as evidenced by the hours of time they put in to working on my behalf- all for an extremely reasonable fee- was eye opening. I am now living legally in the U.S. and look forward to building a new life free of the anguish I had become so accustomed to living with. And I am so thankful to the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP for having given me that chance.

      W.O.M. immigration-law
      Categories: Immigration
      "They truly believe in what it means to be a “Counselor of Law.”"

      My wife and I retained Cohen Forman Barone, LLP to handle our marriage based green card petition. Not only are their prices reasonable, but they truly do go above and beyond in their representation. While many friends of ours who have gone through the green card application process often complained about having rarely heard from their attorneys or being left in the dark about the status of their case, the same cannot be said for the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP. It was clearly very important to them that my wife and I be kept fully informed about how the entire process would play out, from putting the application together to our final interview with immigration. By the time our interview came we were both relaxed and fully prepared for any possible curve balls that could have come up. In the end my green card was approved on the spot. When it’s time for me to apply for my citizenship, there is no doubt that I will be hiring Cohen Forman Barone, LLP to handle the process. They truly believe in what it means to be a “Counselor of Law.”

      C.C. immigration-law
      Categories: Immigration
      "I am now living legally in the U.S. and look forward to building a new life free of the anguish I had become so accustomed to living with. And I am so thankful to the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP for having given me that chance."

      I am now living legally in the U.S. and look forward to building a new life free of the anguish I had become so accustomed to living with. And I am so thankful to the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP for having given me that chance.

      Anonymous
      Categories: Immigration
      "They are simply the best"

      I can't stress how much of an influence Cohen Forman Barone, LLP had on our family's residence process. It was all because of their professionalism, empathy, and unwavering commitment. They helped us with every step of the process, from the first consultation to the final approval, showing us their knowledge and assistance. With their attentive care, Cohen Forman Barone, LLP answered our worries and made sure we were ready for each stage of the process. Their diligence and efficiency gave our family members confidence, and their strong advocacy helped them obtain permanent residency. We owe Cory Forman and his paralegal Angel Bonnett an enormous thank you for their wonderful assistance. If you're in need of immigration legal representation, look no further. They are simply the best.

      Harry P.
      Categories: Immigration
      "Thank you Benjamin Simpson for believing in me and making my dream come true."

      Benjamin Simpson is a remarkably Immigration lawyer. He’s trustworthy and caring, and most of all he’s a fighter. My immigration case was a difficult case I thought I would never become a U.S citizen because I had serious charges. Since the first day I walked into his office I explained my case to Benjamin and he said we could fight for this and sure enough we did. It was stressful at times, but with his hard work and dedication to my case, I became a U.S citizen. Thank you, Benjamin Simpson.

      L.G.
      Categories: Immigration
      "After speaking to a number of attorneys who told me there was nothing they could do I began to think my case was hopeless. That is until we met the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP..."

      I have been a lawful permanent resident for almost twenty years, and was shocked when immigration authorities took me from my home and placed me in a detention facility because of an old drug conviction. After speaking to a number of attorneys who told me there was nothing they could do I began to think my case was hopeless. That is until we met the attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone, LLP who were able to reopen my old drug case and vacate the conviction. I was let out of custody and thanks to them have a new lease on life and am now working toward my citizenship.

      R.G.C.
      Categories: Immigration
      "Absolutely 100% recommend"

      It was 6 years of worries, stress, heartache and time and we cannot thank Benjamin and his team enough for handling my dad’s immigration case so quickly and efficiently.

      Benjamin’s knowledge and expertise in handling our dad's case has been literally the best thing that has happened to our family for some time! Benjamin was very generous with his time, answered all of our questions and concerns, and gave us the confidence that we so desperately needed. Benjamin showed so much compassion for our family and still continues to do so! We are still in awe of Benjamin’s humility and humble character.

      We are immensely grateful for having the opportunity to meet Benjamin and his team, and of course how efficiently & quickly Benjamin handled our dad's case. Thank you again for all that you do!!

      Absolutely 100% recommend anyone with immigration cases, especially difficult ones to retain Benjamin for services.

      Violeta
      Categories: Immigration
  • Post Conviction

      "Mr Labe Richman is absolutely the BEST!"

      Mr Labe Richman is absolutely the BEST!

      I'll start from the end.. we won!

      Labe is very sharp, skilled and his creative thinking is what made our case a success!

      When we met Labe, Our case was already quite a challenge and for a great amount of years.

      Labe took over and in just a couple of months he was able to successfully put an end to years of struggling, that was impressive!!

      What's the cherry on top?

      Labe is an amazing person, so easy to love and appreciate!

      Labe, thank you for an excellent experience and for your kindness 🙏

      Orna R.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Thanks Labe....Cheers!"

      Labe saved my family and I months of hardship by knowing his immigration and criminal law inside out. He knows his law and takes the time out to understand his clients needs. Thanks Labe....Cheers!

      Kenny S.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "He is simply the best!"

      Labe is a top of the line lawyer. My husband's appeal case got denied several times but Labe never gave up. His extensive knowledge of the law is what finally allowed for us to win the right to appeal. Throughout this long process Labe always kept us informed. Whether it was through phone calls, emails or sometimes texts. This man gave me my life back. When it seems impossible that's when you go see Labe. He will turn it around. He is simply the best!

      Evelyn
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Once again, thank you."

      I retained Labe a year ago and he was a pleasure to deal with. He helped me with a very complex case and I am thankful to him for that. I definitely recommend Mr. Labe Richman to anyone who is in need of a good defense attorney. Once again, thank you.

      A.C.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "I would not hesitate to recommend Labe Richman"

      I hired Labe Richman at the perfect time, it was like an angel sent from above. It was consistent from the moment I sat down with Labe that he was taking my case seriously and was determined to help me resolve the situation by fighting to the end for what was best for my husband's case. He used all his knowledge and creativity to win. Mr. Richman is an excellent hard working attorney that goes above and beyond his will to get things done. He is very informative, always communicating, compassionate and a smart criminal defense attorney demonstrating compassion in his career as well as his clients. I am extremely grateful to attorney Labe Richman for his guidance, support, and generosity in helping me get through my husband's case.

      I would not hesitate to recommend Labe Richman, for anybody looking for a high quality criminal defense lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, emotional situation.

      Former Client
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Labe is a responsive, compassionate"

      I hired Labe Richman after interviewing 4 other (recommended) criminal attorneys. The process of hiring a criminal defense attorney was very stressful. Labe helped relieve this stress. It was clear from the moment I sat down with Labe that he was taking my case seriously and that he had already begun thinking about it. He fought for what was best for me. He was fair with his pricing structure and very responsive. He was methodical and used his knowledge of the process and of the law to proceed with the defense. Labe is a responsive, compassionate and a smart criminal defense attorney showing compassion along the way of representing his clients.

      Former Client
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Mr. Richman is by far one of the best attorneys there is"

      Mr. Richman is by far one of the best attorneys there is. There are some attorneys that takes your money and do nothing for you but you can be confident that Mr. Richman is a hard working attorney that goes above and beyond his call of duty to get things done. Be assured he is the right attorney for the job. He's very informative, always communicating with his clients. No doubt about it he knows his work. He must not be compared to any other, He is in a book by himself and that is the book of Excellence.

      M. Malcolm
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "He did EVERYTHING in his hands to help us"

      My family recently hired the services of Mr. Richman, Labe. His professionalism and humanity were beyond what we could hope for. He did a great job helping us through an extremely difficult time for our family. He was trying to keep us together. He did EVERYTHING in his hands to help us. He contacted people and made phone calls only a lawyer with a heart would do. He was also very communicative. We were able to reach him in his office, cell phone, or email at all times. Mr. Labe is first a human being and then a lawyer. A job done without passion is half done. I would highly recommend his services because he works with passion, empathy and he definitely cares about his clients.

      D.M.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "I am fortunate to have had him by my side"

      I am beyond grateful for Labe Richman's exceptional legal representation throughout the process of filing and arguing my CPL 440 motion to vacate. His dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to my case have made a significant impact on my life.

      His strategic approach, attention to detail, and thorough understanding of the complexities involved in post-conviction motions were truly remarkable. His tireless efforts in advocating for my rights and ensuring justice prevailed did not go unnoticed.

      I am immensely grateful for the successful outcome—the granting of my motion. Labe's guidance and support during this challenging time have been invaluable. He not only fought for my legal rights but also provided emotional reassurance and encouragement.

      I can't thank him enough for his hard work, professionalism, and genuine care. Labe's legal acumen and compassionate approach sets him apart as an outstanding attorney. I am fortunate to have had him by my side.

      Osvaldo C.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Truly one of a kind"

      I have been an immigration attorney in practice for 28 years now. Labe is experienced and profoundly knowledgeable in his area of expertise. Truly one of a kind. He is my go to attorney for post conviction relief.

      Kai D.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Mr. Richman is a great lawyer"

      Mr. Richman is a great lawyer in his field and we have been very satisfied with him. He has helped my family with several cases and he always puts the clients first above the monetary gain. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good lawyer. In the darkest moments of people’s lives he is there to bring light and turn positivity into the situations. The Jewish American community is leading strongly with Mr. Richman by their side. I highly recommend him again as I can assure he will not disappoint.

      Selt G.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Labe is the best Lawyer out there!"

      Labe is the best Lawyer out there!

      Our case was critical and he agreed to aid us even though the percentage was extremely low. His determination in helping us was above and beyond. He won the case and we are forever grateful for his knowledge and dedication.

      Thank you Labe!

      Ruth M.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "A Year Ago"

      It was wonderful working with Mr. Richman. He advised me well and expressed sincerely he wanted to help with my situation. He is professional and very polite. We were successful with my 440 motion and I am/will be forever grateful to him for helping me. I would recommend him anytime!

      Rosa R.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Great set of law professionals!"

      After giving my case to Labe everything seems clearer to me, as a simple person. I would recommend him to all who are looking for a lawyer that breaks things down, so a lay person could understand their circumstances. Great set of law professionals!

      Steven B.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "He is a man of integrity"

      The man is not resting until your case is resolved. Will also recommend other lawyers if necessary, to get the job done.

      And his fees are quite reasonable for sure. He is a man of integrity. Will vote for him for President most certainly.

      Kofi B.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Very good lawyer"

      Mr. Labe Richman knows the law very well. He is a man of his word and works diligently on any case he takes. He let you know what to expect from day one. Very good lawyer.

      Helen L.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "I’m so thankful to him"

      Mr. Richman worked on a very difficult case for me & I did not have much hope in a favorable outcome but with his knowledge of the judicial system, he was able to get the results I needed & I’m so thankful to him for this.

      Michele A.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Labe is your man"

      The best law firm. Labe Richman is a gentleman and a scholar for real. If you ever want a lawyer who would have your best interest I'm mind go no further Labe is your man.

      R. Khan
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Best lawyer in NYC."

      Best lawyer in NYC.

      Very professional, super smart, pleasure to deal with, and most importantly delivering and fast.

      Highly recommended.

      Haiim R.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Thank you Labe"

      No words to express about this man, however I will do my best.

      SUPER INTELLIGENT-CARES FOR HIS CLIENTS- SUPER LAWYER- GOES BEYOND WHAT OTHERS WILL DO - because of him my daughter is in law school, 1st year, I have so much respect for him. Thank you Labe.

      Mariena E.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "I would highly recommend"

      Very knowledgeable and professional, I would highly recommend. Thank you Mr. Richman for what you've done for me.

      Michael G.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "God bless his heart"

      Labe literally saved my life, I had a criminal misdemeanor charge, I pleaded guilty, too, even though I was not involved or had anything to do with what happened that day, but the police officer falsified some of the evidence that he presented in court, and I ended up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor, because I simply had no choice. Some few months after INS used this charge to get me deported. Labe was hired and did a wonderful job studying my case and managed to appeal my conviction, which led to my release with no bail, from prison. Labe did a wonderful job fighting this case for me until we won, reversing it to a violation. And believe me this was not an easy task, took a lot of time and work, I’m sure 100% if I have used any other attorney I would not make it. Labes knowledge of the criminal system and criminal law is above and beyond. This guy doesn’t take shortcuts to make it easier for himself at customers expense, he fully dedicates himself and his time to make sure you receive the best service and results there is possible. He doesn't promise anything ahead of the end, but believe me you will receive the best you can get. And that is my honest opinion, and believe me I have been around the block more than a few times and have used many different attorneys in NYC for different incidents that I have got myself into. This guy is the best and honest I have seen, if not the best to have fought for you in NYC, period. God bless his heart and soul he really came through for me. I wish all of you good luck and success in your case.

      Roman
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Best of the best"

      He is a very good hard lawyer. Best of the best. Thank you for your help. God bless you and your family.

      Lizardo
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Mr. Richman is an extremely skillful"

      Mr. Richman is an extremely skillful and dedicated attorney in one of the hardest areas of legal practice which is post-conviction relief. As an immigration attorney representing a client in his removal proceeding, I had to seek the best criminal defense attorney I could find to file a motion with criminal court to vacate and change the client’s criminal sentence so that he could qualify for cancellation of removal. He was a long-term lawful permanent resident facing deportation with no chance to be even considered for cancellation because of his single aggravated felony conviction. A reduction of the client’s sentence by only one day, would change the classification of his conviction for immigration purposes, making him eligible to apply for cancellation. (I wish my client’s former criminal attorney knew what difference just one day in the sentence could have made for his non-citizen client.) However, it was very hard to change the sentence through a post-conviction motion. Another criminal defense attorney retained by the client’s family had already filed such a motion without success. At this time, I decided to find the best attorney in town to try it again, and I found one, Mr. Richman. He re-filed the motion and fiercely fought for our client at the state court level. He was then ready to continue the battle in federal court when, finally, the criminal court agreed to vacate and reduce the sentence. This victory allowed me to reopen the client’s deportation case and seek cancellation of removal, which was granted. Our client is a US citizen today and the life of his family of immigrants was not torn apart by deportation due to effective assistance provided by Mr. Richman. I remain grateful to Mr. Richman for accepting such a challenging case and for the remarkable winning that opened an avenue for me to fight for the client in immigration court. I also greatly appreciate all the guidance on immigration-related criminal issues I have received from Mr. Richman throughout the years.

      Bozena
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Words cannot express"

      Words cannot express how well Labe Richman does his job. He is the kind of person that appreciates challenging cases and turns second-rate lemons into top-shelf lemonade. My brother's immigration case required an appeal to criminal court and the family was afraid there would be no way out. It was not a slam dunk by any stretch of the imagination. We found Labe incidentally as the case was being represented by an attorney that knows him in an immigration matter. He was straightforward with us all through the matter. His surgical precision with the task at hand offered an outcome far better than anyone anticipated, even himself! The magic that happens when Mr. Richman puts pen to paper is astounding. He not only has excellent mannerisms and expresses depth of care for his clients, he also knows the ins and outs of appellate work, which is a very hard field even for practicing attorneys. I can imagine in the near future Mr. Richman will be turning clients away because of time constraints and inability to represent more than he can handle.

      Vladislav
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Thank you so much!"

      I had a hard time finding an attorney to represent my case. The first time I met Mr. Labe Richman I had confidence and I felt comfortable because he made me feel that way. He is not only knowledgeable, but also he is dedicated, hardworking, and trustworthy. He kept me well informed about my case and the legal procedures. I was lucky to have Mr. Richman as my attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone who might need legal help. I'm so thankful for everything you did for me Mr. Richman. You saved my life. Thank you so much!

      J.
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Labe helped me"

      Labe helped me to consider my options carefully and asked me to attend his office in person, in order to fully understand relevant circumstances. This was in contrast to other lawyers who seemed to do the minimal amount of work possible, after collecting their payment. I had full confidence after engaging Labe and I had a very different experience from the previous lawyer I had retained.

      Former Client
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Labe is a great lawyer"

      Labe is a great lawyer. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He has helped my family through a very tough time and we will always be grateful. He had overturned a wrongful conviction that could have had my husband deported, for the reason of his previous lawyer making a logistical error. I can't recommend him more! One of the best people on Earth.

      Former Client
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "My family and I are so thankful"

      Mr. Labe Richman is the epitome of what an attorney is. My family and I are so thankful that he was our attorney. Through his hardwork and endless efforts, you could tell he cares and is passionate about what he does.

      Hannah
      Categories: Post Conviction
      "Would highly recommend him to anyone"

      Labe Richman represented me in a legal matter in federal court with an immigration issue. From our first consultation thru the full process he never stopped his high energy ,aggressive work ethic towards my problem .He continuously did his due diligence conferring with colleagues in there field of expertise to get the best defense possible for me and my final outcome .I really appreciate what Labe did for me and would highly recommend him to anyone .thanks labe ..

      John
      Categories: Post Conviction