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Gary Cohen

Family Attorney at Stamford, CT

4.3   6 reviews
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  • Licensed for 55 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1968
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2012

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The Law Offices of Gary I. Cohen, P.C. provides representation in all trial and appellate courts for matters relating to dissolution of marriage including: legal separation, property division, alimony, child support, child custody and visitation rights.

Gary I. Cohen and our paralegal staff, have years of experience dealing with the legal, financial, emotional and psychological issues that arise in family and matrimonial relationships. Gary I. Cohen has extensive trial experience representing individuals in matters involving all types of divorce and family law issues.

“Divorce is not an event, it is a process, and it is one of the most important processes that occurs in any adult’s life.“

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Law Offices of Gary I. Cohen PC
1100 Summer St
3rd Floor
Stamford, CT, 06905-5534

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Tough to top
Outstanding trial attorney who is not afraid to take a stand with the court or his peers to represent his clients. Smart and efficient, he is results oriented, fast on his feet, and his office runs like a Swiss clock. Moves things forward and gets it done. Charges a high hourly rate but in actuality ends up costing less, a pleasant surprise that is a testament to the efficiency of the practice as a whole. Not a lot less, but coupled with the results he gets, you'd be hard pressed to do better.
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Posted by Brittany | October 21, 2021
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Brillant
If you are looking for the best, look no further. Gary Cohen is not only the best attorney he is an amazing person. With over 50 years of experience he is a wealth of knowledge and experience. He is truly one of the smartest people I’ve ever met, he is a class act and he doesn’t mince words when needed. Gary has an exceptional team in his office, it’s a fine tuned machine. Gary is passionate about his work and compassionate with his clients. He really cares and goes above and beyond. It may seem like a high price tag but he is so efficient that you end up spending less in the end. I wouldn’t want anyone else in my corner.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
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Fierce, efficient and caring
Attorney Cohen represented me in a divorce that had stalled over the course of three years. He took over after another lawyer whom I had hired on the cheap had exhausted me to the point of despair while getting zero results, including forgetting to file various key papers. Attorney Cohen and his team moved the case forward efficiently and with zero drama. In less than one year, my divorce was final and the final Judgment protected myself and my child completely, including providing adequate financial protection so that we could rebuild our lives. Attorney Cohen is a gem.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2018
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Ignore the negative comments
I have worked with Gary and his staff on and off for several years in several areas of Family Law. Our relationship began by his offer to provide guidance pro bono, and his office worked tirelessly and diligently for months without receiving one dime, and I know of several other clients he has represented in this manner as well. Anyone that suggests he only cares for money could not be more wrong. Aside from his generosity he is an absolutely brilliant and ferocious presence in court, and is rightfully famous for his intimidating cross examination. Outside the court his ethical and calming guidance is priceless. A true and rare personality in a world of sharks. If you can secure his representation do so by any means possible!
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2011
Exceptionally Good
Yes he is expensive, but you get what you pay for. I lost a lot of ground in the other two choices previous to this one. Complicated financials with an x trying to hide and steal. Child custody and relocation. Headed to Middletown with the king of court. He always put my children first. He was a bear in the court room. No one even comes close to his talent in the area! He was funny when appropriate (which helps in tense situations) and cut as precise as a scalpel when he was down to the serious business of presenting an argument in court. Never wasted any time. If you have the money, well worth the price! If you don't have the money, beg.
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Posted by Joanne | July 5, 2010
Do not use Gary Cohen
Cohen started out great.......then - My divorce dragged on for almost three years. It cost me over ten times the estimated amount. I did not do well and received less than 10% of our estate. Do the homework and read of the law cases him.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012.

Conditions issued in CT, 2012
updated on 06/12/2017

A condition is a disciplinary order from the Statewide Grievance Committee that an attorney fulfill a condition within a certain time frame. If the attorney does not fulfill a condition in a timely manner, the Superior Court may also impose any condition necessary to protect the public.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Gary I. Cohen, P.C.
  • 1968 - Present

Education

  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1965

Associations

  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • Chair
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1968 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2016
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  • 2014
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  • 2013
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  • 2012
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  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2010
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  • 2009
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  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Charter Diplomate
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • 1998
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Town and County Magazine
  • 1985
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
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Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary Cohen is a giant in the area of family law. If you are planning to get divorced, hire Gary, or any one of the first class attorneys in his firm. God forbid if he becomes your opposing counsel! He is a zealous and ferocious advocate. Yet, beware, he fires clients if they do not put the interests of their children first or if they behave unethically. Gary wins on the merits, and insists on decency. Attorney Cohen is highly skilled in the courtroom and unusually sensitive to client needs. As an attorney, when I needed to be represented on a family matter, I knew my choices. I chose the Law Offices of Gary I. Cohen."
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Stamford Family Lawyer Gary Cohen
Gary Cohen
Family Attorney
Stamford, CT
Licensed for 55 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012. See details