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Avi Cohen

Divorce and separation Attorney at Valley Stream, NY

4.9   41 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Having practiced in this field for nearly a decade, the NUMBER ONE complaint I hear about attorneys is the lack of trust and "my attorney bills me for going to the bathroom."  

My clients are refreshingly surprised to hear I do not bill for telephone calls with them.  In order to properly develop a long-lasting and trusting relationship, I don't feel comfortable billing for these conversations.  My clients should feel free to call me when they have questions without feeling pressure that they're "on the clock."

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A. Cohen Law Firm, P.C.
11 Sunrise Plaza
Suite # 304
Valley Stream, NY, 11580

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4.9 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
Posted by Vahram | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
I was stuck in a contentious divorce and had nearly lost hope with the trajectory of my case. I initially hired a different lawyer, who clearly had no interest in his clients unless their case seemed profitable. When I found Avi Cohen everything changed. Avi is an incredible lawyer. In the lowest point of my life he cared for my case, for myself as a person, and for the wellbeing of my children. We involved a children's attorney, as he advised, and it made all the difference. He is also very understanding and takes one's financial standing into consideration. I never felt any financial pressure with him and I felt he treated me with great dignity. He advocated for myself and for my children while maintaining a positive attitude and respect for everyone involved. In the end, Avi has a great skill for finding the best solution given your unique circumstances and is unafraid to offer his level-headed honest advice (he also has a great sense of humor). The only thing I would have done differently in this divorce was to ditch my previous lawyer altogether and start with Avi sooner. 
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Valley Stream customer
Avi was absolutely awesome! I went into his office for a divorce. He was kind, friendly and knowledgeable. He made me feel very comfortable right away. Now seven months later I'm a happy divorcee! It happened at the right time. Thank you Avi!
Response from Avi Cohen March 21, 2019
Thank you for your kind words! If it were up to me, we would have had the judgment of divorce granted after three months. Judges take a bit longer :-)
Posted by Joseph | January 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Top of His Breed
I consulted with Avi Cohen and learned he is a proficient and diligent attorney. I also referred a client to him, and he prevailed for her. He's reliable, proactive, and thorough. Last but not least, he's understanding and personable. His briefs are exceptionally well written and compellingly persuasive.
Response from Avi Cohen March 21, 2019
Thank you, Joe! Means a lot to me!
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Avi is an EXCELLENT attorney. He represented me with accuracy, knowledge, dedication and timeliness I have never experienced before with any legal representative. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jennifer | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service
I strongly recommend Being represented by Avi Cohen when it comes to legal matters. I went to three different lawyers who were not able to accomplish what Avi did for me. He’s Extremely knowledgeable and works efficiently. Thank you so much Avi you’re the best!!!!! I can’t thank you enough for your expertise. Awesome Awesome Job!!!!
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Posted by Young | December 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It is almost the end of the year. I'm thinking a very special person who helped us get through one of the worst times in our family history. If you are reading this to hire an attorney, you don't need to waste time and money to find better attorney. Hire him. he will get what you want.
Response from Avi Cohen January 9, 2019
Thank you so much for that!!! Really touching and meant a lot to me. It's nice to see when hard work is appreciated!
Posted by Marilyn | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Represented by Mr. Cohen in Personal Injury Case
I had a fall in 2017. I hired Mr. Cohen to represent me, and my case was just settled. He and his able assistant, Suzanne, did a good job, and I am satisfied with the settlement I received.
Response from Avi Cohen October 10, 2018
Thank you, Marilyn. We finally got to that finish line. It was a pleasure representing you!
Posted by Jullianne | August 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Avi Cohen is the best!
I quickly knew that Avi Cohen was the right lawyer for me and I hired him at my consultation. He did everything he could to try to win my case and I knew I was in good hands. I plan to use him for any possible future legal issues that might come up in my life, and I feel happy and confident to know such a good attorney.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer!!!
Hiring Avi was the best decision. He was there to guide me through the week process and protect my children. He is very knowledgeable and will make sure you win!
Posted by Shai | June 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 star
Avi was my attorney in a recent divorce case. He was hired to replace another attorney who did a terrible job. Avi took the case, negotiated on my behalf and brought it to a successful ending. Avi is always available to his clients, prices his services fairly and honestly and always gives you the feeling that your case is important to him. I highly recommend Avi to everyone who is going through a divorce.
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Response from Avi Cohen June 7, 2018
Thank you, Shai. Much appreciated!
Posted by Jacques | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
phenomenal attorney
Avi assisted me in my personal injury claim as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He is a phenomenal lawyer who was expeditious in starting the process, responding to any of my correspondence, and more importantly the settlement.
Response from Avi Cohen January 10, 2018
Thanks, Jacques! I wish you the best.
Posted by Matthew | December 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Avi Cohen was recommended to me by a friend. I needed a good attorney to end my divorce. I was stressed out to the max and Avi told me "follow my lead and do what I say and everything will be fine". Mr Cohen experience and expertise in family law made this tough time in my life easier. I was ready to throw in the towel and give my wife what she wanted instead of what was fair and Avi would not allow that. That was when I saw the "PITBULL" side of Avi. So I decided to move over into the passenger seat and let him drive and take the lead. He was tough when needed to be and relentless in not allowing me to be screwed in any way. My divorce ended with a fair settlement that I was happy with and able to live with. The best part of this process was I made a friend for life. I would definitely, 100%, without hesitation recommend Avi if any of my friends need an attorney.
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Response from Avi Cohen December 20, 2017
Thank you, Matt! Been a pleasure.
Posted by Fritz | November 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What Avi had done was extraordinary. He had helped me every step of the way when I had my car accident. He answered every question I had and always kept me updated on all events that took place in the case from paperwork that needed to be filled out and sent to locations of physical therapy.
Response from Avi Cohen November 15, 2017
Thank you for your kind words, Fritz! You’ve been an absolute pleasure to work with!
Posted by Paulette | August 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I changed lawyer and hired Avi Cohen. He stated that he is willing to fight with me. Knowing that your lawyer is willing to go the extra mile bought solace. After working with Avi Cohen it certainly reaffirms my thinking that he is the lawyer to have in your corner.
Response from Avi Cohen August 16, 2017
Thank you, Paulette! Pleasure was mine to meet and get to know you.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest Man with Amazing Lawyer Skills
In a time of incredible need, a simple google search led me to Avi Cohen. Immediately, he sought an understanding of my case, a connection to my life and family, and a road that would lead me to goals. He worked tirelessly, selflessly, and efficiently on my case while being a true friend through the process. He explained every step on a level I would understand while using his education, skills, and passion to fight for me. I would wholeheartedly recommend Avi Cohen to anyone who needed a honest man with amazing skills.
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Posted by Eugene Cherubini | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our Day In Court
Avi is a caring and diligent Attorney. I felt very confident having him defend my case before we walked into the court room and after experiencing how well he kept control of the proceedings and kept my best interests his utmost goal was impressive and comforting at such a stressful time. I would highly recommend Avid Cohen if you are looking for qualified, Caring, Professional and Quality Attorney to represent you and your case.
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Response from Avi Cohen May 25, 2017
Thank you, Eugene! It was very easy to get along with someone such as yourself.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Who's better the Avi ?
I can tell you, no one. Avi took the time to explain the tough process ahead, the potential pitfalls and the various options. He made himself available at all times and no questions went unanswered as I was an active participant start to finish. I highly recommend Avi, he's professional, experienced and cares.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
I was going through a tough time. Found out my ex-wife using me for a green card and falsely accused me of things I didn't do. I thought I was finished because men always lose in Divorce Court. Then I walked into Avi Cohen's office and he gave me a ray of hope. He gave it to me straight and told me what I needed to do. On my court date he got my case settled before even seeing a judge. I got what I wanted from the settlement and then some. I knew I hired the right lawyer the minute I walked into his office. He's tough, smart and can you make you laugh when times look dark!
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Posted by Maria | March 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Painstakingly honest. Great guy
He got me a settlement in under a year and a half. He kept me in loop at times, he isn't dismissive.. He has great instincts. He is very clear, helpful and guiding... he really helped my family in the immediate aftermath of the accident I was involved in. He was very supportive and reassuring that he would do what he could to get me back on my feet and that is exactly what he did. He is a great person to deal with.
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Response from Avi Cohen March 7, 2017
Thank you, Maria! That means a lot to me on a personal level. You have a wonderful family and only deserve the best! Avi
Posted by Glenn | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New York's FINEST Law Firm
I can say with confidence The Avi Cohen Law Firm, is the Top Law Firm in NY. I am a retired NYPD Police Officer & was referred to Avi Cohen through a highly respected Private Investigator I know, & I still can't thank him enough for pointing me in the right direction. Avi Cohen got me all the records I needed for my case, before the defendant knew what hit them, and has connections to all of NY's top Private Investigators. Avi can find a needle in a needle in a haystack, and he certainly did in my case. The case I had was against one of the biggest National Commercial Banks in the country. I called other firms in NY to see if they could help me, and was rejected each time, or they wanted a large retainer fee, and charge me a very high hourly rate. Once I met Avi, He really took the time to listen and hear me out. He didn't charge me a consultation fee, and provides all his clients with a personal service you'd expect from a family member. No matter how many times I called Avi Cohen on his personal cell phone number with new info on the case, Avi would always get right back to me, and never charged a dime, no matter how long we talked. I always dealt with Avi, not a Paralegal like you do with some other firms. I've never met a more focused, tough as nails & highly intelligent attorney in my life, and believe me, I've dealt with them all in my former line of work. Nobody knows all types of Laws better than Avi Cohen. He's a litigator no other Attorney wants to see on the other side, or piss off. He's like a Pitt bull when it comes to protecting his clients. It took Avi a week to figure out my case, and he agreed to take it. He mapped out a long term plan and guaranteed me a successfully outcome. True to his word, he settled the case to my great satisfaction without going through the long drawn out process of Supreme Court. Whatever type of case you have, or if you ever find yourself in a jam, Avi Cohen is the Attorney you need to call.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Elliot Schlissel
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Summer Clerk
  • The Honorable Martin Ritholtz
  • 2003 - 2004


  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • City University of New York, Queens College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kallamni v. Idelasri
  • After nearly a year of conferences and document discovery, my firm was able to dismiss the petitioner's violation petition and it was held that wife did not meet her burden of proof regarding child support arrears. As such, her case was dismissed
  • MetLife v. NCFE
  • Settlement
  • Starwood v. Hilton
  • Settlement


  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Avi Cohen
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • New York Times
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • New York Times Magazine
  • 2016
  • Editor
  • Law Review
  • 2003
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  • Touro Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (4)
Endorse Avi
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Avi is a top notch divorce attorney who zealously represents his clients to work towards obtaining their goals. He is also a great person who truly cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Avi Cohen worked for me as a Law Student and later as an Associate. He is hardworking, professional and knowledgeable. He is committed to his clients and works efficiently to achieve his client's goals. I highly recommend Avi Cohen."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Avi Cohen is a formidable adversary, a knowledgable and experienced attorney and is highly respected by Justices and colleagues alike. Avi is also a gentleman and is an attorney who tries to help and not hinder when as in divorce cases, when people want to get on with their lives in a peacable manner. I am pleased to endorse Avi Cohen."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I can heartily endorse Avi. We were colleagues together for several years. He's a thoughtful, genial, caring individual. I would not hesitate to retain him for any situation in which I was in need of the services he offers. Please give him a call!"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, as he is very knowledgeable and thorough in representing his clients. Avi will assist and guide you throughout the process."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Avi is a skilled attorney whose professionalism is only surpassed by the care and dedication he shows to each and every client. He is a fantastic advocate!"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the good fortune of referring clients to Mr. Cohen. My clients have notified me time after time how pleased they were the services provided by Mr. Cohen and the results. He is a consummate professional who excels at keeping the clients educated and informed throughout the entire legal matter. Clients have always reported back how thankful they were for my sending them to Mr. Cohen to assist with their litigation matter. His combination of hard work and kindness allow clients to feel comfortable and confident with their personal legal matters. I look forward to having the ability to send more clients to Mr. Cohen for legal help knowing each one will be cared and given the attention required in sensitive legal matter."
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