5.0 stars 25 totalReview Jonathan Cohn
Posted by Scotty
That statement, when delivered via the phone at 3AM is a violent shock. When it really sinks in . . . the fog has dissipated somewhat, you know your next decision is finding an attorney, quickly! You then discover that your first ordeal of finding a good lawyer is a trial in and of itself. I won’t go through the litany of “definitely nots” of my lawyer search and offer a couple extreme examples: one suggested he would “squeeze us into his schedule and be happy to assist us in a guilty plea for $2500, while another halted my questioning about his experience in DWI defense to question my financial capacity to pay his fee in order to continue with the discussion. Sheesh!
Retired from almost 40 years in business, I’ve had numerous attorney interactions with varied results: 50/50 from satisfied to “what just happened?” I’m writing this review to share an astounding legal experience that literally saved my son from a criminal record “ball and chain” he most assuredly would have worn for the rest of his life; I met with Jonathan Cohn of Gerstenzang, Sills, Davis, Cohn & Gertenzang.
I don’t pretend to understand the legalities of how he did it, although I watched intently throughout the process. What I can convey is my experience with Jonathan. During our initial meeting he presented the good, the bad and the ugly, in reverse. Explaining in detail the levity and severity of the charges as well as the worst possible outcome as he answered in detail every single question we posed and proceeded only when we were satisfied. He offered his experience in his past defense provided to previous clients and proposed possible outcomes concerning our case. As I left the building I truly believed we were in good legal hands. I said as much to my son, who was sorely in need of something to hold onto. In court, I saw Jonathan as a very active representative on behalf of our case discussing / explaining everything in the court proceedings. When necessary, we had phone discussions and questions into the evening so as to be prepared for the next appearance. Through it all, never an overly positive word, all questions answered, just as he had promised; we always knew where we stood and what direction was ours. When there were court papers to file, they were done; we got copies right away, never had to ask. When we were to meet, he was on time. When we didn’t understand what was happening, he explained in detail.
Due to Jonathan’s legal expertise and defense plan, which included uncovering, pursuing and capitalizing on any and every tiny little legal crack or judicial opportunity afforded by the prosecution’s case, our case was dismissed. When discussing the case with a family friend, a retired attorney, and asked what I thought of our lawyer: I responded, “He was the best I could’ve ever found!” When my friend replied: “you’re only saying that because you won”, my immediate response was: “No, he did everything he said he would do, and then some.” That’s all one could ask for.
Business experience has taught me that unsolicited advice is usually bad advice. Having said that . . .
should you be heading into this DWI turmoil, I’ll advise you to spend some time with Jonathan Cohn. I genuinely believe you’ll find it beneficial to your legal outcome and your piece of mind.
Posted by Nick
Jonathan was able to get my entire case dropped. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He kept me well informed on every aspect of the case from start to finish. And he was also very expedient returning phone calls and answering any questions that came up. Jonathan made sure all parts of the case were as smooth as possible. I really appreciate the hard work and great outcome. Thanks for everything!
Posted by Patrick
John did an excellent job with my case. He kept me informed, gave me options, and did not make any promises; he just delivered. Virtually all of my charges were dismissed. Great guy, great attorney; worth every dollar.
Posted by anonymous
Jonathan is an outstanding attorney who helped me out when I was in a bind.
His knowledge of the laws and ability to cross examine are impressive. Jonathan has a calm demeanor and listens when spoken to (which is very rare). We discussed my case in detail and never felt as though decisions were made without my backing.
I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
No person ever wants to find themselves in a position where they need a defense attorney, let alone a situation where you are facing any drinking and driving related charges. Working with Jonathan was the best decision I could have made through this entire process. He is professional, smart, intuitive and knows the law. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate his knowledge and all of the time he took explain the law, my options and advise me. One of the biggest decisions I had was to settle my case or to move forward to a hearing. It was an incredibly difficult decision for me and Jonathan took so much time to talk it over with me again and again. In a situation like this you have no idea what the right choice is. It is so easy to feel complexly lost and it is agonizing when you have so much to lose. I trusted Jonathan’s expertise and advise. By doing this I was able to get the best outcome imaginable for my situation. I and could not be more grateful for all of the work he did on my behalf and highly recommend him to anyone in need of a defense attorney.
Posted by anonymous
I was arrested for aggravated DWI and three traffic infractions in March 2016. After checking with another DWI (guy) law firm and being unsatisfied I was lucky enough to find Jonathon's name. I called and met with him the same day. I work in the educational field and was very worried about my reputation with my students. Jonathon explained the charges to me and the possible consequences of my charges. Needless to say I was very worried. I was sent for an alcohol evaluation to see if I needed help for a problem. I didn't. Jonathon guided me through all the in's and out's of my journey through the courts and after a few appearances, much negotiation and a lot of work by Jonathon and his staff I was able to plead down to a DWAI. I believe a rarity from my initial charge. My three traffic infractions were also dismissed thanks to quick and careful work by Jonathon. Jon is a very serious, no nonsense attorney who represented me in the utmost professional manner. I knew what was happening at all times and communication with Jon was easy. I can't say enough about this man as this could have been a seriously life changing event and thanks to his work I made out as well as I possibly could. I feel very grateful to have had Jonathon represent me in court.
Posted by anonymous
I was facing a probation violation for driving without a license and looking at definite jail time. I have been at my job for 19yrs and if I had to go to jail, I would have lost my job, health insurance and eventually my house.
Mr. Cohn fought extremely hard so that didn't happen. He was able to get me an outcome that I didn't think was possible. Even with my probation officer pushing for me to do jail time! Mr. Cohn really saved my life!
Posted by John
Having been a practicing lawyer for more than 3 decades, including many as a trial lawyer, I have known hundreds of attorneys--some very talented and many more less so. Finding myself in need of a lawyer to represent me recently, I was extremely fortunate to retain Jonathan, who clearly falls into the very talented category. Thoughtful, focused on detail and very knowledgeable about his area of the law and the court systems in which he works, Jonathan mapped out a prudent strategy for me and did so in a quiet, confident way that was reassuring but did not over-promise. Because of the care he invested in my case, Jonathan achieved a result for me that I never thought possible. As concerned as Jonathan was for achieving a good legal result for me, he was equally concerned for my personal well-being. He did his legal work so well that I would retain him again in a heartbeat. He did the rest of his job so well that I will never have to. A 9.5 rating out of 10 sells Jonathan a bit short.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Cohn provided the highest quality of legal services in my defense, exceeding all expectations! His education, experience and knowledge were instrumental in providing an effective defense. He articulates the law, is determined , very organized, and strives to obtain the best possible result. If you've been charged with a DWI, DWAI or DUI contact Mr. Cohn immediately. I could have lost my license, job, family and a bright future. He worked diligently to protect me and my best interest, each step of the way.
Posted by Kelly
I hired Jonathan after I was charged with a aggravated DWI. If convicted of this charge, it would have ruined my career prospects and put me in a serious financial jeopardy from graduate school loans and lost potential earnings. Jonathan successfully argued my case at my hearing and my charge was reduced substantially. He explained the whole process in detail and listened to my concerns throughout every step of this ordeal. One mistake could have devastated my future had I not hired him. Overall, he is an extremely talented lawyer and a genuine person. I never plan to be in this situation again but I would highly recommend him to others. He is truly the best of the best.