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Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire has a wealth of extensive experience in numerous areas of the law, including, but not limited to, employment/labor law, civil rights, disability/Social Security, family law, personal injury, debt collection, estate litigation and real estate. Ms. Cohen's experience as a business owner and employer give her a well-rounded perspective often lacking in a traditional lawyer. Furthermore, her compassion for her clients makes her a strong advocate for their rights. She has not hesitated to confront, oppose, negotiate, and if necessary, litigate with major opponents. In a decision in a civil rights case a Federal Court Judge stated that "Ms. Cohen has demonstrated significant legal experience both in and out of the civil rights field.  In this case, she has achieved a near remarkable result."


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
    42 years
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
    42 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    42 years
  4. Divorce: 20%
    42 years
  5. Employment: 20%
    42 years


Payment types:

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  • Michael Edward Fiffik

    My law firm has had a working relationship with Faye for many years. Faye is an excellent attorney with a sharp mind, good communication skills and is well-regarded among her peers in the legal community. She is responsive to the clients we recommend to her. I highly recommend Faye.


    Michael Fiffik Business Attorney
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  • Herbert Ira Ellis

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    Herbert Ellis Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.

2047 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Legal Research, Inc.

2047 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2015
Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2014
Award for Family/Civil Law, Service, ReliabilityMaryss2011
Valor Award for VisionMantua Community Improvement Committee2010
Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2007
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.1974 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Social Security Claims RepresentativesMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zankel v. Temple University, et al., E.D. Pa.N/A
Gremo v. Potter, E.D. Pa.N/A
Perry v. H&R Block East. Enter., Inc., E.D. Pa.N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesLiberal StudiesN/A1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know NowWage and Benefit Issues2015
Employee Health and Patient Safety – Flu SummitLegality of employer flu mandates.2013
Social Security Disability BootcampSocial Security2012
Unemployment Insurance 1010: Assessing and Responding to Claims for U.I. Benefits in PennsylvaniaUnemployment Compensation2011
Social Security Disability Law Conference--BaltimoreIntegrating and Enhancing Social Security Disability Claims With Civil Rights and Other Remedies2011
Social Security Disability Law ConferenceSocial Security Disability Law2011
Unemployment Insurance 101: Assessing and Responding to Claims for U.I. BenefitsUnemployment Insurance2010
Considering Additional Types of Disability or Legal Relief for Your Social Security Disability ClientsSocial Security and Disability2010
FMLA Hot Topics 2009 ConferenceFMLA Hot Topics2009
Council on Education in Management SeminarFamily Medical Leave Act (FMLA)2007