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Franz Cobos

Family Attorney at Newark, NJ

5.0   149 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 19 years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Franz

Learn Franz’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Representation of Clients in Divorce Proceedings, Child Custody and Relocation Disputes, Cases involving DYFS, Estate Matters, & Domestic Violence Cases.

  2. Family
    25%
    Representation of Clients in Divorce Proceedings, Child Custody and Relocation Disputes, Cases involving DYFS, Estate Matters, & Domestic Violence Cases.

    20 years

  3. Business
    20%
    Representation of Clients involving Business Formation, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Leases, Asset Purchase Transactions, and other business matters.

    20 years

  4. Child custody
    10%

  5. Criminal defense
    10%
    Representation of Clients in Superior Court and Municipal Court involving indictable and non-indictable offenses.

    20 years

  6. Asylum
    5%

  7. Immigration
    5%
    Representation of Clients in Deportation or Removal Defense, Visa Applications, Affirmative and Defensive Asylum Applications, Naturalization and Adjustment of Status Application (Green Card Process), and more.

    20 years

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I am the managing member of Cobos & Associates LLC doing business as (registered d/b/a) the Cobos Law Firm.  I obtained my Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University, School of Law and a B.A. from Rutgers University & New Jersey Institute of Technology, jointly conferred.  I am admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York. I have over eighteen (18) years of legal experience.  I have tried jury and non-jury trials.  I have tried several hundred cases to a conclusion.  I handle family law cases (involving divorce, custody disputes and domestic violence case), immigration cases (involving deportation defense, adjustment of status, citizenship process, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and asylum cases), criminal defense cases (involving felony, misdemeanor, Municipal and Superior Court cases), and other administrative business matters.  My legal team is here to help you.  Please visit my website for more information: or call now to schedule an in-office consultation.   

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 6 ...

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5.0 / 5.0
  149 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Juan Polanco | January 18, 2024
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The Best Laywer
I was dealing with an extremely difficult case. Mr. Cobos from the moment I walked into his impressive law office. Blew me away with his attention to detail. Everyone in his office was a pleasure to deal with. They treated me as if I were family. I won’t go into details about my case, but it was not an easy case and Mr. Cobos knocked it out the park and won my case for me. From start to finish, Mr. Cobos was there for me throughout the process. I am beyond grateful for him. He is truly skilled at his job. Again, words can’t describe how blessed I am to have hired Mr. Cobos to represent me. If you need a lawyer. Please do yourself a favor and hire this man. You will not regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2024
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Domestic violence
Cobos is an excellent lawyer would recommend to anyone. Exceeded my expectations, very professional quick to responds and great service.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2024
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Exceptional Legal Expertise and Advocacy
Attorney Cobos is a true legal professional who exceeded my expectations. Their expertise, dedication, and attention to detail were evident throughout my case. Communication was clear, and they navigated the legal complexities with ease. I highly recommend Attorney Cobos for anyone seeking top-notch legal representation. Five stars well-deserved!
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Posted by Dave | January 11, 2024
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Fantastic criminal defense attorney
Mr. Cobos represented me in a case which was quite nerve racking. The case entailed a lot of parts to it and multiple court locations. (One Criminal Supreme case and one Municipal case). Mr. Cobos' staff took care of all details around the case, and made the process seamless and as fast tracked as I could ever expect. Mr. Cobos was attentive to detail and had an uncanny acumen in the court room. He was able to handle the case and dominate in the court room with a very strong cross examination. Before the case, he was able to help me remain calm and explain the process to me and what to expect. I could not ask for a better lawyer on my side.
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Posted by Luis | December 22, 2023
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Domestic case
Excellent Work proper handling of case on time allmpaper work ready for action and we’ll prepare
Posted by Pedro | November 27, 2023
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Excellent lawyer. I will recommend to anybody.
He is a very good Lawyer . I will hire again if I needed. I will recommend to anyone . He handled my case very well from the begining. He is the best .
Posted by Nova | November 20, 2023
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Very good
Quiero agradecer al abogado frank Cobos y su gran equipo de trabajo. Dure 3 largos años sin poder ver a mi hijos fue una lucha constante de mucha desesperación, sufrimientos al no ver a mis hijos, el señor Cobos tomó mi caso y me dio fe esperanza y valentía que todo va salir bien. Cobos y su equipo lucharon sin parar y gane el caso ya puedo compartir con mis hijos. Primero gracias Dios y luego a esta ser humano tan eficaz como el abogado cobos. Mil gracias
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Posted by Sonia | October 20, 2023
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Child Support Case
Mr. Franz Cobos is nothing short of an amazing attorney. He and his staff are professional, very understanding and unbelievably nice. Mr. Cobos handled my case responsibly, professionally, diligently and quickly. I was in great hands from the moment I walked into his office for consultation up until I walked out of the court room VICTORIOUS. Mr. Cobos was ready, willing and undeniably ABLE to secure the success of my case. My family and I are very grateful for his diligent handling of our case and would absolutely recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Mike | August 22, 2023
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Very Professional
Mr. Coboz help me from the beginning of my divorce and was easy and faster, any doubts were clarified from him and also his firm’s associates are there all the time !!!! Great Service !!!!
Posted by Fabian | August 16, 2023
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Amazing attorney
Mr. Cobos gets the job done!! He was the best decision when searching for an attorney. The case resulted in great news. He knows exactly what he is doing and 20 years of experience is very evident with his work.
Posted by Erika | July 27, 2023
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Servicio
Excelente servicio del abogado, él y su equipo me ayudaron mucho en mi trámite fue muy paciente y supo responder todas mis dudas, sin duda recomendaría a él y a su equipo para cualquier trámite legal, estoy muy satisfecha con el servicio que me brindaron
Posted by Katherine | June 21, 2023
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Custodia y manutención
El abogado Cobos hizo todo lo posible por ganar el caso y lo gano. Muy profesional, definitivamente volvería a contratarlo. Gracias por todo.
Posted by Matt | May 18, 2023
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Excellent, Thorough, Professional
Mr. Cobos was the best decision I could’ve made when selecting an attorney. He advocated for my family court case like none other, which made me feel very confident in session. He clearly knows his material and has a good reputation in his region. His assistants also did a great job of contacting me about updates and information, so thanks to them as well. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2023
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Highly Recommend!
I cannot recommend Franz highly enough! From start to finish, Franz provided exceptional legal services that exceeded my expectations. He was always professional, responsive, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. His attention to detail and expertise in family law gave me confidence that my case was in good hands. Franz was not only knowledgeable but also compassionate, understanding the sensitive nature of my case and always treating me with respect and kindness. Thanks to Franz's hard work and dedication, my case was resolved in a favorable manner. If you're looking for a skilled and compassionate lawyer, look no further than Franz!
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2023
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Thank you
I would like to say thank you for all the patient that you have with your client, I would like to things Maria Zumarraga for all the patient feedback, and being so understanding I am very happy and I will recommend you guys 100%
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2023
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Highly Recommended Lawyer and Firm
The Cobos Law Firm provided top tier advising, and legal representation. Franz and his team responded to every question, every email and every concern - during all stages of the process - in a timely manner; this was essential, as I was out of state, on business, until my scheduled court date. The team didn’t miss a beat. When the date of the court appearance arrived, I was prepared. I would highly recommend this Law Firm.
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Posted by Davian | February 2, 2023
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Happy Permanent Resident!
Nothing but praises from me about the level of professionalism showed by Cobos Law Firm. Short story: I filed form I-751 to remove conditions on residence by myself and made a mess of it. I consulted with Mr. Cobos who then took over my case and I was pleased with my new case submission. Mr. Cobos attended the interview with me and the case so excellently put together that the case officer only had one question for me! One week later and I had my greencard in hand with minimum fuss. I will be using Cobos Law Firm in 3 months time to apply for my citizenship. The very best!
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Posted by Lance | December 21, 2022
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Highly Recommended
I recently had the pleasure of working with the Cobos Law Firm. Mr. Cobos and his staff truly exceeded my expectations in every way. From the moment I walked into their office, I was greeted with professionalism and kindness. Throughout the entire process, the staff at this firm demonstrated excellent attention to detail and were thorough in their analysis of my case. They were always available to answer my questions and provided clear, concise explanations of the legal process. One of the things that impressed me most about the Cobos Law Firm was their commitment to integrity. They were honest and upfront about the potential outcomes of my case and never made false promises. They always put my needs first and worked tirelessly to ensure that I received the best possible representation. I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented and compassionate legal team. I highly recommend the Cobos Law Firm to anyone in need of legal counsel. They are truly exceptional in every way.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2022
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THE BEST LAWYER IN NEW JERSEY 10’s across the board
France Cobos will hands down give a million percent to your case. You will feel extra attention, special, secure, and safe. He will articulate take his time with calm cool collective demeanor always articulating and extensive knowledge of the law hands down is extensive, his brilliance of his approach always ends with resolution you want nothing less than amazing.
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Posted by Dave | December 19, 2022
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Fantastic Representation.
I went to Mr. Cobos' firm to handle a case of mine. The staff was very attentive, and handled all of the details for me as soon as I came in to the office. Mr. Cobos was very helpful and handled my case professionally and with great speed. I was able to have my response back from court before expected with the best possible results. I would highly recommend him and I plan to return if I need a lawyer in the future.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Cobos Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Cobos Ellington Maduabum & Mckenzie, LLC
  • 2008 - 2011

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Rutgers University, Newark
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of New Jersey vs. Felipe Gomez
  • At the trial call date, State Prosecutor offered a plea to a petty disorderly person's offense. Client accepted the plea offer. Client was sentenced immediately. He paid a fine of $125.00 and went home.
  • State of New Jersey vs. Bradley Strong
  • Warren County Superior Court jury found client not guilty on all indicted charges.
  • State of New Jersey vs. First Class of Dover Inc.
  • After one year in litigation, State of New Jersey offered to settle the legal dispute for $10,000 and a dismissal of 99% of the summons issued to client. Client accepted the disposition.

Associations

  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Attorney
  • 2007 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Teaching Fellowship
  • Seton Hall University, School of Law
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seton Hall Law School Alumni LEO Program
  • Legal Opportunity Initiative
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (15)
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Domestic violence Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have dealt with this lawyer as an adversary, while he demonstrated the highest level of competency, duty, candor, and highly ethical standard. I would highly recommend this fellow attorney to any client seeking a lawyer for litigation, be it family, criminal defense or civil. In fact, this lawyer exceeded the level of professionalism expected by any adversary faced for the first time. He is no doubt an asset to the legal community. Therefore, I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Franz is a fantastic lawyer! I really respect his vast legal knowledge and confident courtroom manner. I do not hesitate to refer clients to Franz when I have a conflict because I know he will provide excellent representation."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Cobos was a pleasure to work with. He was my adversary in a child custody case. He is a consummate professional, responsive and direct. I look forward to working with him again on future matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I was against Mr. Cobos on a contested family court trial. He is a tough adversary - very professional and got the judge on his side. I would use him myself."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It is without hesitation that I endorse Franz Cobos. We recently had a divorce matter together and while zealously advocating for his client he was courteous and professional to both my client and I making a contentious proceeding manageable ultimately resulting in a global resolution to the mutual satisfaction of our clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Franz Cobos. We have represented different clients in multi defendant cases and Fanz was always knowledgeable, aggressive and zealous in advocating for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated matters with Mr. Cobos as an adversary and can attest to the fact that he was always well prepared, extremely knowledgeable about the law and tenacious in fighting for his clients. An outstanding attorney."
Child abuse Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child abuse Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr Franz Cobos as an extremely qualified family law/ child abuse attorney who I have worked with on a number of cases. He has regularly demonstrated his well honed advocacy skills and legal acumen in each and every case in which I have been involved. He is a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. There are many attorneys in the profession who possess some of the aforementioned traits in varying degrees, however, it is rare to find an individual attorney who embodies all the positive skills and abilities necessary to engage in the practice of law, while simultaneously engendering the trust and confidence of his clients. As a practioner for over twenty plus years , I believe I am qualified to make such assessment"
Litigation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Very knowledgeable, experienced attorney. I highly recommend him."
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