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David Joseph Cohen

Criminal defense Attorney at Pottstown, PA

5.0   59 reviews

also known as David J. Cohen

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    Who better to fight for your Child Custody Rights then one who actually went through it. Pottstown Child Custody Attorney covering Montgomery, Chester, and Berks Counties.

    14 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Who is better to represent you than a prior Professional Police Officer? Pottstown Criminal Defense Attorney, primarily handling the defense of: DUI, Firearm Charges, Drug Charges, Assaults, Thefts, Sex Crimes Charges, ARD & Expungements.

    14 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%
    DUI & DUI-ARD Pottstown Attorney. Whose better to represent you than a prior Professional Police Officer, who now fights against DUI charges and for DUI-ARD. Pottstown DUI Attorney covering Montgomery, Chester, and Berks Counties.

    14 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%
    All types of Speeding and Traffic Tickets are handled. I prevented numerous license suspensions, reductions of points, or a plea to no points, dismissals, along with avoiding 60-90 days in jail for driving while one’s license is suspended.

    14 years

  5. Divorce and separation
    10%
    Pottstown Divorce Attorney covering Montgomery, Chester, and Berks. The David J. Cohen Law Firm, LLC will fight to get you what you deserve.

    14 years

 

Small with Ultimate Service and Formidable Representation. The David J. Cohen Law Firm primarily handles criminal defense, DUI, Drug Charges, the defense of all criminal charges; custody and mutual divorces; protection from abuse [defendant or plaintiff], tort cases like: personal injury, car accidents, slip-and-fall, products liability, and dog bite cases; landlord tenant; and civil right cases.  

Over the span of my career, I served honorably as a Mechanized Infantry Solider in the Army National Guard and served the community as the Thin Blue Line, as a Philadelphia Police Officer.

Combining my experience as a Philadelphia Police Officer, Special Assistant Prosecutor, who worked on international homicides, high level drug cases, and others, and being a current Special Assistant Public Defender, I know exactly what you are facing when dealing with criminal charges.

No matter what you are facing, I possess the skills and knowledge to not only deliver and perform high quality legal advocacy, combined with having two law degrees, one of which is a Master of Law in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law, I can handle any trial. 

At the David J. Cohen Law Firm all of your legal issues, matters, are important to me, no matter how small it is.  At the David J. Cohen Law Firm your not a client, your a family member.

 

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Location

Cohen & Patel Law Firm PLLC
2047 East High Street
Pottstown, PA, 19464

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Reviews

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Posted by Eric | February 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing legal representation
I retained David Cohen to represent me for my case. I spoke to and researched some other attorneys prior to coming accross his website and then speaking to him. My intuition immediately led me to retain David because of how down to earth, understanding and informative he was on the phone. The outcome of my case was the best possible one as my case was dismissed at the preliminary hearing. For anyone looking for an attorney David is the best and I recommend him without an ounce of reservation.
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Posted by Jess | March 12, 2023
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Honest, professional, knowledgeable
David has recently helped a family member of mine overcome multiple cases which all ended up with triumphant outcomes all thanks to him. He truly is a gem in our community. David puts in the work needed to win, he handled all paper work, explained everything thoroughly, and relentlessly fought with everything he could for us to win every case. David's impressive insight for handling complex legal matters is truly to be admired. He is highly knowledgeable and i will be going to David if or when we ever need a lawyer again. Thanks again for everything David.
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Posted by Judith | June 24, 2022
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False PFA, Custody,
If you are looking for a lawyer that will fight for you - I highly recommend David J Cohen, David Cohen has represented us in two cases so far (a False PFA case and a Custody case), and we are very happy with the outcome of these cases. He has been there through our many questions, our fears and worries. He has been polite and professional and as long as we need a lawyer he will be our to go to family lawyer. Thank you David J Cohen you are truly a life savior.
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Posted by Amber | May 20, 2022
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Pfa and custody conciliation
David is very personable, professional, and informative. He was there to every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2022
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Excellent service
David helped me when I needed the most . I will definitely recommend his practice.
Posted by Laura | February 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Attorney Cohen, helped me with a high speeding ticket, worked a deal and got rid of the points. Couldn’t be happier with his service and outcome. Highly recommended!!
Posted by Donna | October 3, 2021
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Custody case
David is very personable, professional, and dedicated. Extremely felt comfortable and confident throughout the custody process.
Posted by Anna | October 3, 2021
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Dave is a very very good lawyer
He's a very patient lawyer he's very kind he also helps you with your cases I would recommend him to my friends.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2020
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One of the best Laweys i have worked with
David is a good lawyer makes you feel like things are going to be ok i would recommend him to anyone thank you
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2020
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Incredible
He is very professional and understanding! He made my life less stressful and I would highly recommend him to anyone going through any hardships in life. If I could rate I’ll give him 1000 stars!!!!
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A outstanding attorney
I would give 10 if the choice was available.David was excellent and by far the most attentive attorney I have ever met. He went above and beyond on every occasion. I would not hesitate to hire him again. It was truly a pleasure.
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
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Great Guy, Excellent Lawyer!!!
David was exactly the person I needed for my situation. He was extremely professional, very responsive and just a decent man. He was open and honest about the possible outcomes. He created a strategy and it paid off...its also important to state that we had great conversations so it never felt as if we were solely in a transaction relationship.
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Posted by Jill | September 1, 2020
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Top notch lawyer!
I highly recommend David. He handled every aspect of my divorce with professionalism. He treated me with respect and was sensitive to my concerns during an uncertain time in my life. He was very responsive to my myriad of questions and concerns. He was very focused on achieving the best outcome for me. I am very pleased with the outcome . Thank you for all of your hard work,David.
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Posted by Joshua | July 27, 2020
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Recommend
Mr Cohen was hired by myself for a criminal case where I was wrongly charged with muilple felonies. He was able to have all felonies dropped. He was always very nice a professional. I would recommend him to anyone needing legal aid or counsel.
Posted by Richard | July 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Attorney Cohen provided excellent representation in my defense on a wrongly charged traffic violation. He was professional, provided a reasonable expectation on the outcome and communicated with me effectively during the process. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2020
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Mr. David J. Cohen
Mr Cohen went above and beyond constantly having to keep the opposing attorney focused in order to reach settlement. Mr. Cohen was diligent at returning calls and emails. I was very satisfied with the outcome. I reccomend Mr. Cohen highly. D
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2020
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Great lawyer - would hire David again in the future
I found David online and he got me even better results than could be expected in a simple assault case. He made sure I knew all the possible avenues we could take, and their possible outcomes, and made sure I was contacted for any updates that came in.
Posted by Katie | January 24, 2020
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Highly recommend
David helped me with my simple assault, disorderly conduct case. He is extremely informative and is always quick to respond when I need him. Couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Thank you!!
Posted by Jesse | November 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Four Points Eliminated Before Hearing
I hired David because I received a traffic citation that carried four points. Prior to the hearing, David was persistent with reaching out to the citing police officer until David reached him. They came to an agreement for a lower charge that did not carry any points.
Posted by Kevin | October 24, 2019
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The states best lawyer.
David is an amazing lawyer. I live out of state and contacted him to help me with my case. He accepted and immediately got to work. By the time I made it up to PA (a couple weeks later) everything was set up and ready to go. His communication with me while I was away was exceptional. I’ve never dealt with another lawyer but I can promise you, he’s the best. His knowledge in the court room and his relationships with everyone involved really showed his skills and professionalism. Absolutely recommend!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • David J. Cohen Law Firm, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Child Advocate
  • Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project MCAP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Special Assistant Public Defender
  • Montgomery County Public Defender
  • 2011 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Stewart Bernstiel Rebar Smith
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Special Assistant Prosecutor
  • Chester County District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Police Officer
  • Philadelphia Police Department
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Mechanized Infantry Solider Sqaud Leader
  • Army National Guard
  • 1992 - 2000
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2012
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony in the 1st Degree Aggravated Assault and Felony 2nd Degree Dismissed!
  • Felonies and Misdemeanors dismissed. Summary Plea to Harassment only.
  • Commonwealth v. Carey DUI 2nd 90-days to 5-years
  • Plea to 5-days, $300.00 Fine
  • Commonwealth v. Selgyi, MJ-38111-CR-0000227-2018, Felony Selling Drugs
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Montgomery County Criminal Defense Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Montgomery County Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Award For Commitment to the Art of Trial Advocacy
  • Temple University School of Law - Edward D. Ohlbaum
  • 2012
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (10)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer for all criminal, DUI, and family matters. He is an excellent and caring attorney who will fight for you."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a tough and tenacious litigator. As someone who has opposed him in a courtroom, I can say unequivocally that he is a determined and tireless advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It was a pleasure to deal with David in a recent commercial litigation matter. Were I ever unable to represent a client due to a conflict or other issue, David would be on my short list of referrals."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a great attorney to have representing your interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Cohen is a very successful criminal defense attorney. He is always well prepared. A tireless advocate for his clients and a very experienced litigator. I stongly recommend him to others."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Mr. Cohen approximately four years and highly recommend him."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David was a pleasure to deal with. Our interaction was collegial and pleasant. This was reflected in our representation of our Clients and the amicable and expeditious manner in which we settled the case to their mutual satisfaction!"
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Cohen is a great attorney and practices many facets of the law. His attention to detail and care for his clients will exceed your expectations."
General practice Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for several years and highly recommend him as an attorney. David is a skilled litigator who passionately represents his clients interests. I would have no reservations referring any client to David."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been fortunate to know David for the last 5 years, and recommend him without reservation to anyone who needs a skilled and passionate attorney. David brings the same tenacity to his law clients that he used to bring to the streets of Philadelphia as a police officer. If you have been charged with a crime, it is invaluable to have someone like David on your side who has worked as a police officer and thoroughly understands the entire process. If you have been injured, it is invaluable to have someone like David on your side who is passionate about your case."
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