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James W. Cushing

Family Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 21 years
    New Jersey - NJ 21 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    60%
    All areas of Family Law including divorce, support, alimony, custody, adoption, protection from abuse, etc

    21 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    15%

    21 years

  3. Employment and labor
    10%
    Including unemployment compensation and workers' compensation defense.

    21 years

  4. General practice
    9%

    21 years

  5. Landlord or tenant
    5%

    21 years

  6. Personal injury
    1%

    21 years

Location

Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.
2047 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Legal Research, Inc.
2047 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Attorney ever!!!!
This attorney was wonderful. Straight forward. Cost efficient and kept me informed. I had a landlord tenant matter that required aggressive action on my part. Mr. Cushing knew exactly what to do. I also referred my son to him for his divorce. He is an excellent Family Law lawyer as well.
Posted by Keit h | November 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Dedication!
I was referred to James by my company's legal insurance plan (ARAG) for a case regarding the division of property, which in my case was a family pet. It was quite emotional for me, and the first legal issue I really had to deal with. I was quite worried about the process at first, but James explained the steps of the legal proceeded, responded to legal requirements quickly and was detail oriented. He provided ample time for me to gather documents needed so discovery was not rushed and stressful. James remained dedicated to maintaining my position, and in the end the opposing party decided to settle because of his determination and preparation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, efficient, realistic
Mr. Cushing has provided very honest and direct information. He was very timely and efficient in providing details and has offered an optimistic yet realistic goal for my case.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Mr Cushing was my first attorney experience. In the beginning I was scared he might not understand my case but I felt very comfortable during the hearing day. He is very pro and friendly I recommand
Posted by Kim on behalf of Cathy | May 21, 2013
Peace of Mind
Mr. Cushing was in with a client so I spoke to Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire. I was calling on behalf of my sister that was in need of immediate answers regarding an emergency situation with her landlord that lives on the property. Ms. Cohen took my call and answered my questions in which she gave me piece of mind on behalf of my sister. I believe Ms. Cohen is the answer to my sisters landlord issues and I have highly recommended my sister to retain Ms. Cohen. Thank you so much for taking my call right away. I am a legal assistant and know it is not always easy to get an attorney to answer a call when you are in need of immediate answers. I cannot thank Ms. Cohen enough!!!!
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Posted by Joseph | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprepared, Unresponsive, Nickel and Dime Operation! (Faye, Rivera & Cohen)
James Cushing was the first lawyer that I saw for my divorce and after discussing my situation I was told that I was in a strong position and to sue for custody, support and divorce at the same time. After paying my retainer of $1,800.00 on Sept 18th. This office did not submit my paperwork to the courts until 2 months later Nov. Everytime I called to check on the status, I was billed. It took two months for them to check on the status! He reviewed none of the paperwork prior to the custody hearing for support and was completely unprepared in that he had to be told by the opposing lawyer what form to file! Do not hire this lawyer or this firm. Their only goal is to charge fees for calls and court appearances, not for professional advice, expert negotiation or proper paper work submission. You would be better served looking up the paperwork and old case law and doing it yourself.
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Response from James Cushing April 22, 2021
Dear Joseph: I am sorry to read your review. Please call me to discuss the situation so that we may help resolve matters. Please note, however, that we have no record of receiving any payment of $1,800 on September 18 and no payments by anyone called "Joseph" in that time frame. We have no record of any discussion or meeting with someone that fits your description above. I believe that you have mistaken me and/or my firm with another as we have no record of anything that you mention above. I take pride in always being as prepared as possible and being responsive to my clients. Thanks.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Research Attorney
  • Legal Research, Inc.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Neil A. Morris Associates
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Meranze and Katz
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Research Intern
  • Legislative Office for Research Liason, PA Assembly in Harrisburg
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Intern
  • Office of Stewart Greenleaf
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Associations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair of Case Law Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2007 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • President
  • 2000 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Philadelphia Superlawyer: Rising Star
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Philadelphia Superlawyer: Rising Star
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Superlawyer: Rising Star
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising Star
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising Star
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2010
  • Expert Author
  • Ezinearticles.com
  • 2010
  • Superb
  • Avvo.com
  • 2010
  • Lena L. Hale Award Winner
  • Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law
  • 2002
  • Distinguished performance in Labor Law
  • Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law
  • 2001
  • Distinguished performance in Trial Advocacy
  • Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law
  • 2001
  • James E. Beasley Scholar
  • Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law
  • 1999
  • Law Faculty Scholar
  • Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Legal Intelligencer
  • Superior Court Relaxes Rules for Requests for Admissions
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mothers Of Preschoolers
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Panelist for Adoption Sunday
  • Adoption
  • 2010
  • Guest speaker for Professor Mu'min Islam's Introduction to Law class at Temple University
  • Introduction to Law
  • 2009
  • Guest speaker for Professor Harper J. Dimmerman's Real Estate Law class at Temple University
  • Real Estate Law
  • 2009
  • Panelist at Penn State Abington Law Day
  • Law School
  • 2002
  • Guest Speaker at a Pierce College paralegal class
  • Introduction to Law
  • 2002
  • National Day of Prayer: 2001, 2002, 2006, and 2007
  • Prayers for the American Legal System
  • N/A
  • Bucks County Technical High School High School Social Studies (annual event each sping since 2000)
  • Civics: the judicial branch
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As you can see from Attorney Cushing's resume, he is extremely involved in the legal community. He is very knowledgeable and works hard in the best interest of his clients. I endorse Attorney Cushing."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James Cushing is a thoughtful, yet zealous advocate for his clients who does an outstanding job both analyzing issues and resolving conflicts."
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."
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