5.0 stars 91 totalReview Bert Cohen
Posted by Colin
Bert Cohen was reliable and knowledgable, and in constant contact with me whenever he needed something for my case, or notifying me about my case. Not only is he professional and easy to talk to in person and on the phone, but it is evident that he is in this business for the right reasons.
Posted by Victor
Bert is by far the BEST attorney in Smyrna/Marietta for DUI cases. I received my first DUI in Smyrna at the age of 28 while at the peak of my professional career. A DUI conviction would have thwarted all of my hard work to climb the "corporate ladder". I blew a .11 after a seemingly perfect field sobriety test. I was arrested in Smyrna and thought my life was over.
Luckily, I hired Bert who not only is well connected with the Judge and Prosector, but also very knowledgable on the nuances of a "proper" arrest. Unbeknownst to me, the officer that pulled me over was not the arresting officer. Which means the arresting officer could not testify to me driving under the influence.
Bert used this keep my license from being suspended and had my charges reduced to reckless driving that I plead no-contest to resulting in no points on my license.
I highly recommend Bert and have since referred him to a family member in need of legal counsel.
Posted by Denise
Mr. Cohen was very knowledgeable, professional and informative. He kept me updated on the process and was extremely passionate in representing my family member. I have very high regards for his service.,
Posted by Marsha
I wish there were more than the limitation of 5 stars, as Mr Cohen definitely deserves 10+! Not knowing too much about the legal system much less how to research a lawyer, I Googled (as most of us do these days!) and thank the Lord, I landed on Avvo and was extremely impressed with Mr. Cohen's consistent 5 star rating, as well as the glowing reviews he had received. Personally, I am a very anxious individual anyway, and add court to that mix and, well, you get a very high anxiety basket-case! He was very calming, kept me focused and indeed after speaking with him, my anxiety was cut drastically and I felt more empowered rather than frightened. The wealth of information, the lightening fast return of phone calls, and his general demeanor indicated I had found the kind of Lawyer *everyone* wants! Kudos x 10! I highly recommend him to anyone in need of top notch representation. Definitely "A Cut Above"!!
Posted by Wesley
Bert was recommended to me through a friend when I asked him if he knew any really good attorneys. Bert offered me a fair pricing for my case and immediately began working for me. He has a lot of knowledge and experience and kept me very well informed of my case, emailing all paperwork and the arrest video associated with my case. If you are looking for an attorney who will be happy to put in the work for you and devote many hours to making you feel as confident about your case as possible, then Bert Cohen is a great attorney for you.
Posted by Stephanie
Mr. Cohen represented me in a drug and DUI case recently. He was in close touch with me throughout the process, and always returned my calls and emails promptly. He was attentive to all of the details of the case, and aggressive in defending my rights. Thanks to his superb knowledge of the law, his unyielding integrity and advocacy on my behalf, the most serious charges were dropped, and my case was very favorably dispositioned. I could not be more satisfied with the outcome, and would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I contacted Bert in Jan '13 after my son was a passenger in a traffick stop and it turned out he was in possession of several different types of drugs (schedule I, IV's and Marijuana). He was booked on several felony charges and a Misdemeanor. Bert quickly met with my son in jail, then he met with my wife and I and explained what the charges were, the process and how he would handle it. After about 2 weeks my son was bounded out of jail. Fast forward to April of the same year. My son burglarized a resident along with another party. He was arrested and charged with Burglary 1st Degree which is a felony. Bond was initially denied because he was already out on bond for drug charges. Bert had a strategy to get him out on a conditional bond, send him to drug rehab for 6 months in an attempt to keep him from going to jail. So we had a conditional bond hearing. Bert advised us to bring up a representative from the drug rehab facility to speak on their program and how they would help my son. Long story short the judge approved it. The judge told my son if he successfully completes the program, he will remember it but if he screws up, he would also remember that. He successfully completed the program in Nov '13. Now in the meantime, Bert is still working on getting my son the best deal possible all while keeping us informed as to what is taking place. Now at this time, the state is wanting to give my son prison time and nothing less. Fast forward again to Feb '14. Bert was able to negotiate a plea deal for my son which is keeping him out of jail. He received probation for all charges, community service, fines and a few other minor penalties he has to abide by. If you know anything about residential burglary, then you know that is almost always a prison sentence. I tell you by the Grace of God my son is not going to jail. Bert Cohen knows the Cobb Co judicial system, the attorneys, DA's and judges. If you need an attorney, don't hesitate to contact Bert.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I would highly recommend Mr. Cohen. He was very responsive to all our concerns and took the time to meet with us, when we had questions. He is extremely sharp and knowledgable regarding the law. He is very familiar with the Cobb County system including the judges and prosecutors. I feel very confident that we got the best defense possible.
Posted by Joseph
To anyone seeking a DUI/DWI or Defense Attorney Mr. Bert Cohen I would recommend him without a second thought. In February of 2013 I was pulled over for a traffic stop because of a tag light being out after pulling out of a bar and having a couple drinks. The police officer questioned me about being drunk, I told him I had a few drinks but felt fine. He told me to get out of my vehicle and performed a field sobriety test on me without asking me anything else. He then requested that I blow and because I felt I was not guilty and would not be over the legal limit I refused to blow hoping I would be given a blood test. The police officer arrested me, took me to jail without offering a blood test, and I was booked for DUI- refusal in the City of Kennesaw. Immediately upon getting out of jail I began to seek a good attorney, interviewing probably 4-5 over the phone and two in person. After speaking to Mr. Cohen, hearing about his years and experience, and his knowledge of the local court systems plus his favorable relationships with the local judges and prosecutors I felt like he could represent me best.
Mr. Cohen went to my ALS hearing and saved my license by presenting a good defense and the police officer not showing up. He then arrived on time and early to my second hearing where he changed the venue to the county seeking a better outcome. On my third court date I had the date confused and Mr. Cohen ALWAYS called me before my court dates so he saved the day by reminding me of the correct date and as usual he was on time and put my case on call to be heard.
Mr. Cohen spent the last several months getting me prepared by requesting I complete community service, a DUI course, and a psychological evaluation to help in my defense. He also studied the video from the police car, studied my medical history and found a back problem I had forgotten to mention to the police officer that would affect the field sobriety test, and went over other details to insure he knew everything he could before possibly going to trial.
On my final court date Mr. Cohen arrived early, spoke with the state prosecutor who acted very arrogant and refused to make any kind of plea bargain or deal. The prosecutor wanted to delay the trial due to him being unprepared and Mr. Cohen said "No, we are prepared for trial now". The judge ordered we go to trial and Mr. Cohen requested the evidence be suppressed. The police officer was running late and due to him not being available the court granted my attorneys motion to dismiss my case.
Mr. Cohen was timely, reliable, always calm, and truly I feel that he saved my career and my future through his decisive actions and constantly being on top of everything! One more thing, I have carried this weight and burden of a possible DUI on my shoulders for this entire year. I have been extremly nervous at every court appearance but Mr. Cohen would explain everything in detail that was going to happen and what had happened after every appearance. He also stayed very calm regardless of my nervousness which made me feel much better. I have a stack of cards for any friends that may get in trouble in the future and I can't thank Mr. Cohen enough. I would never call another attorney after this experience although of course I hope I never have to.
Posted by Michael
I have needed legal assistance several times in my life and my experiences with lawyers and the legal system have been very challenging. I have found that selecting the right attorney for your case is the winning key to being successful at protecting your interests. My last experience proves this point, as I found myself in need of legal assistance for my son, whom found his way into a high point, high fine and a potential jail sentencing outcome. After speaking with 2 other attorneys, we were referred to Mr. Bert Cohen by a trusted family friend. On our first meeting with Mr. Cohen, he was inquisitive of the detailed events that led up to my son’s charges, presented us with several potential courtroom scenarios for this type of case, requested supporting photos and documents that would assist him in defending the case, then provided solid recommendations for community service programs, defensive driving school and other activities that would prove to be favorable to the court.
Throughout our legal process, I found Mr. Cohen responsive to my emails and calls. Mr. Cohen would regularly update us on his progress. He was punctual and organized as he maintained and managed our documents. Mr. Cohen led us through this process with confidence and knowledge.
His strong communication skills, proven courtroom experience and professional relationships was the highlight of our experience with Mr. Cohen. The day of our trial, Mr. Cohen maneuvered around the courtroom engaging in conversations with all segments of the courtroom staff. Mr. Cohen kept us in the loop of his dialogs and ultimately negotiated a very favorable outcome to my son’s legal dilemma.
Again, having the right legal counsel on your side is imperative to a positive legal outcome. This was reinforced by the Judge overseeing our case. She directly stated to my son, “Make sure that you thank Mr. Cohen for presenting your case as he is the reason that you are experiencing your favorable outcome”. To that, we owe our thanks to our lawyer, Mr. Bert Cohen.