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Patrick St George Cousins

Lemon law Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

4.9   40 reviews

also known as Patrick Cousins


Licensed for 32 years

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About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
    35%
    We assist consumers in many areas to protect their rights. We are all consumers and we are here to help you.

    32 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Lemon law
    35%
    I have probably handled more lemon law cases for consumers in Florida than any other lawyer. I have recovered millions of dollars for my clients.

    32 years, 4,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    We have recovered millions and am a member of the multi-million dollar advocacy forum.

    32 years, 350 cases

  4. Mediation
    10%
    I understand the need for litigants to control their own destiny and mediation enables people to get resolution once and for all without the threat of an appeal.

    10 years, 25 cases

Hello my name is Patrick.  I have decades of experience as a Lemon Law Specialist.  I am an A-V Preeminent attorney with a 10.0 Avvo rating and over 750 victories for my clients with defective automobiles.  I have even been interviewed in Automobile Magazine for my Lemon Law expertise.  I also practice in the fields of Personal Injury and Personal Family Law.  I am one of a select few lawyers to be approved to try cases in all Federal Courts and can also present cases to the Supreme Court of the United States of America.  I am also a member of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, meaning I have helped clients get a settlement in one or more cases for over $2,000,000.

 

At some point, we all wind up with a car that just doesn't do what we need it to do and we find the initial excitement of buying that new car gets replaced with frustration and disappointment.  

 

The dealership may not be able to fix it and you may feel your only way out is to take the hit and trade in the vehicle on another car, hoping to have a better experience.  Know your Lemon Law rights before you make any decisions about getting rid of your car.  

 

Even seemingly minor problems can impair the safety of the vehicle and your safety is my number one concern.  Please give me a call and we can discuss your rights and how to proceed.

 

There are deadlines that have to be met in order to qualify, so call me as soon as you can.

Client's Choice 2020
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Top Contributor 2012
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Licensed for 32 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Cousins Law APA
319 Clematis St
Suite 701
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401-4602

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2020
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Patrick received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by Joline | June 14, 2012
We did not end up going to trial, but I would definitely call Mr. Cousins if I ever needed an attorney again!
We did not end up going to mediation or arbitration for the claim which we placed, however throughout our "ordeal", Attorney Cousins was very helpful, informative and made himself available for any and all questions. He was very easy to talk to and never made us feel uncomfortable as well as always spoke to us in a very courteous and friendly manner. He was very considerate and gave us the information we needed to come to the conclusions necessary. I would definitely call Mr. Cousins again should I need legal counsil.
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Posted by Mary | November 19, 2009
Caring and Trustworthy
Mr. Cousins handled my case with care. He treated me with respect and was very professional. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.
Posted by Robyn | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Cousins gets the job done!
I wholeheartedly recommend Patrick Cousins and his team (Sandra, Kaydene, Nyanka and Mikayla) to successfully get the job done! I had a Lemon Law issue with my new factory pre-ordered BMW 430i and he expertly knew all the ins and outs of the law and potential issues with the vendor to guide the case to a positive outcome. BMW agreed to a favorable settlement without any hearings or arbitration. Patrick and his team are highly professional, patient, kind, understanding and detail oriented. They efficiently followed through with all aspects of the case. If you want success in your Lemon Law claim, Patrick Cousins is your man!
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Posted by Mark | April 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Mark M
Mr Cousins spent a lot of time and effort to take my case thru to a positive conclusion. His knowledge of lemon law was accurate and precise and was the reason I had a successful result
Posted by Julian | March 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Honest Service
I had a rough motorcycle accident. Mr. Cousins was able to help me get my motorcycle fully repaired and got me a decent chunk of money from the insurance. He was very honest and thorough during the time, and very easy to contact.
Posted by Stan | June 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Handling my automobile accidents.. Recovered more money than I thought I would... Need a Great lawyer get patrick.. M first 2 lawyers I got were bums did nothing.. No other attorneys would take my cases because the first two mishandled them .. Pat took them.
Posted by Patricia | April 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I contacted Cousins Law Firm (one of the many firms I called) to find out if they could help me with a Lemon Law Case. From the first message they answered, which it was promptly, I felt welcomed. Lawyer Patrick Cousins took generous time on the phone to discuss and analyze my case. Was extremely professional and knowledgeable, but most of all had the honesty to tell me the pros and cons and possible outcomes, rather than speeding the conversation and trying to sell something that might not happen. Even though I decided not to pursue with my case, if I change my mind, I will never hesitate to use Cousins Law Firm services. I will recommend to all. My appreciation to Lawyer Cousins and Sandra, his assistant.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience you can trust -- Lemon Law is more than that booklet!
When considering a lemon law lawyer, I found that most lawyers who say they do lemon law only dabble in it. Patrick's specialty is lemon law! During the initial consult, Patrick informed me that there's much more to lemon law than the little booklet you receive when buying a car. I trusted, hired him, and was very pleased with my outcome. He and his team are very knowledgeable, professional, and easy to relate and talk to. He was right: there are A LOT of ways for the consumer to lose even when they have a strong case. Patrick and his team made sure I never fell in any of the technical traps. If you have a lemon law concern in FL, do yourself a favor and hire Patrick!
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Posted by Mark | November 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not about the money Attorney
I have to start off by saying Patrick Cousins is an amazing attorney. The reason why I say this is because I had leased a 2019 Nissan Frontier in November 2019 that was leased to me with flat spots on 3 of the 4 tires. Due to the technicality of this situation of it clearly not being a lemon law case but rather a defect with the tires; the Nissan dealership failed to take responsibility and replace the defective tires. After trying to consult with multiple Attorneys they all rejected the case because it was not a clear-cut lemon law case. I finally reached out to Patrick and he quickly responded and accepted the case. Most of the other Attorney’s in my opinion didn’t take the case because there was no money in it for them while Patrick had told me It’s not about the money it’s about helping someone who was wrongly treated by an auto dealership. I was stunned at Patrick’s response because I have never heard that out of an Attorney’s mouth with all the times where I needed representation. Patrick and his staff were extremely courteous, responsive, and always willing to explain any details I had additional questions about. All said and done Patrick was successfully able to get Nissan to give me 4 brand new tires at no charge. I would highly recommend Patrick Cousins and his staff.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Very professional and helpful. All my questions were answered. I am very satisfied.
Posted by Marty | August 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
We felt we needed an attorney with great Florida Lemon Law reviews and that was Patrick Cousins. We’re so thankful for his expertise. He was able to settle our case in a time our country is going through this pandemic crisis. We thought for sure we’d have to go to arbitration but he was able to resolve it without having to do that. He did a great job. We couldn’t be more happy. We’d highly recommend him. Thank you Patrick Cousins!
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Posted by Ramsey | June 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Service!!
Cousins lawfirm is fantastic if you have a lemon or if you need Patrick to review your offer to give you options on what you should do. The whole team at Cousins law firm were their when I called and took care of any of my concerns. I was able to get out of a 2018 Ford Focus that was a lemon thanks to the advice of Patrick. I'm now in search for my next vehicle and very happy with all the results thanks again to the whole team at Cousins law firm.
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Posted by Phil | June 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lemon law.
Did an excellent job getting GM to bur back my 2019 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado pick up. It took awhile because of the GM strike & the Covid 19 virus but Mr. Cousins finally won my case. Would not hesitate to use again if the problem with another vehicles arises.
Posted by Mark | June 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lemon Law Claim RAM 1500
I have to say a big thank you to Mr. Cousins and his team for all the guidance and support with my RAM 1500 truck. Luckily the issue with the car got solved. Nevertheless if any issues follow in the next weeks or months, he is my man in this case. You feel like family when you talk to Patrick, a complete new experience talking to a lawyer.
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Posted by Gabriel | June 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Two Accidents Twenty Seven Days ...
First of all I would like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Patrick Cousin, “The Lemon Law King” for his professionalism and dedication to my case pertaining to two accidents that transpired the month of June 2017. I would recommend this Attorney because he is very forward and persistent and will fight for you.., Thanks Mr Cousin and your staff...
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Posted by Steve | February 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would use again and highly recommend!
If you have a lemon law case, Mr. Cousins is the man. He and his staff worked hard to win my lemon law case. If you are thinking about pursuing a lemon law case, I would highly recommend him and use him again.
Posted by Virginia | November 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lemon Law
We were having issues with a new car we had purchased. The dealership refused to do anything to help us, so we filled out a form that is in the back of the Lemon Law book that comes with every new car. That is how we got in contact with Patrick Cousins. Patrick is very knowledgeable about the lemon laws and his staff is very responsive when a client has any questions. Kaydeen, Patrick's Paralegal, is quick to answer any concerns I had and also very patient. If we ever have any issues with another car, we will definitely get in contact with Patrick Cousins and his staff. Thank you for all your help in getting this issue resolved!
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Posted by Jerald | October 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confident lawyer!
I had mostly navigation issues and it became a safety issue. Also had other strange problems. I signed up with Patrick. Got an offer to settle literally for pennies on the dollar! I turned it down and Patrick kept working on it. I was having doubts after a few months and Patrick kept assuring me he would win for me. he did! He told me so! He would not have taken the case if he did not feel I would win. You are in good hands with Patrick.
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Posted by Dan | May 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Experience with Patrick Cousins
Mr. Cousins has assisted me with my Lemon Law matter and was absolutely excellent and got a great result. I was so pleased! He is also the epitome of kindness and professional, and treats all his clients as if it is his only client. I cannot say enough positive things about Mr. Cousins. Thanks!!
Posted by Eddie and Tonia Jones | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We Won!!
Mr. Cousins successfully helped assist me through the Lemon Law as my brand new 2017 Nissan Armada was having issues with starting up and acceleration after 5 months. I took the vehicle into the Nissan service department several times and though they were kind and tried to be helpful, it was obvious that they could not repair my vehicle. I contacted Mr. Cousins and he immediately started working in my behalf. He contacted the dealership when they didn't want to give me a loaner and resolved the situation for me. He worked with the Nissan dealership and Nissan corporate office relentlessly until Nissan agreed to repurchase my vehicle. I was especially grateful to have him on my side when they tried not to abide by their contract with me. His law firm was thorough and diligent and helped me to get what I deserved as compensation for my vehicle. I hope I never have another vehicle that is a lemon, but if I do, I will most definitely hire Patrick Cousins as my attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Steady Image
  • 2009 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • TurnKey Productions
  • 2009 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Crooked Arrow
  • 2008 - Present
  • President and General Counsel
  • 3121 Rep, Inc
  • 2006 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Education Gallery Group
  • 2006 - Present
  • President
  • Cousins Law , APA
  • 1994 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Paisley Park Enterprises
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Carlton Fields
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Sewell v. BMW
  • Consumer wins
  • Webster v. Jaguar
  • Consumer gets full statutory refund, gave car back to Jaguar.
  • Rodriguez v. BMW
  • Full settlement for Mr. Rodriguez
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Associations

  • College of William and Mary
  • Emeritus Trustee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • University of Florida Levin School of Law
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - Present
  • School of the Arts Foundation, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kronberg Academy
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Alexander Dreyfoos Board of Trustees
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Police Athletic League
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Attorneys
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • member
  • 1990 - Present
  • National Bar Association
  • member
  • 1990 - Present
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law Alumni Council
  • member
  • 1989 - Present
  • College of William and Mary Board of Trustees
  • Trustee
  • 2008 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV-Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Litigators in the state of Florida
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Litigators in the state of Florida
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Business Person of the year
  • Legacy Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Preeminent Lawyer in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • A V Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Princeton Who's Who
  • Princeton Who's Who
  • 2009
  • Stanford's Who's Who
  • Stanford
  • 2009
  • Preeminent Lawyer in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Preeminent Lawyer in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Publications

  • U F Law
  • Sweet Deal
  • 2014
  • College of William and Mary Alumni Gazette
  • Fate, Fortune, and an Admission Envelope
  • 2008
  • Florida Trend
  • Patrick Cousins: Florida's Lemon Lawyer
  • 2007
  • Automobile Magazine
  • Patrick Cousins: Lemon Lawyer
  • 2006
  • University of Florida Alumni Magazine
  • A Stategy fo Attacking Life
  • 2006
  • Daily Business review
  • Re Lemon Law
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Florida Music Law Seminar
  • Protecting Recording Artists Rights
  • 2007
  • Orientation for University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • How to Handle the Profession of Law
  • 2006
  • National Lemon Law Seminar/ IAAM
  • Understanding Florida's Lemon Law
  • 1995
  • Personal Injury Seminar/ Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Preparing the Demand Letter in an Automobile Negligence case
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (24)
Lemon law Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Cousins in a hotly disputed case in Washington. Mr. Cousins is an exceptional attorney with a wealth of knowledge. It is also a great pleasure working with him. I highly recommend Mr. Cousins to anyone that needs competent counsel."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Lemon law Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick Cousins is a reputable attorney with many years of experience handling Lemon Law and Personal Injury cases. Additionally, he contributes to the community. I endorse this attorney with great confidence."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have a defective car in Florida and need an advocate, Mr. Cousins is the right choice for personal representation for your lemon law claim. His knowledge and expertise in this area will allow you to get the best settlement possible. He should be your first and last contact for Florida lemon law."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I've known and worked with Pat Cousins for years (about 10 so far), and know him to be a stellar attorney. His knowledge and skills as a lawyer are superb, and he has a charismatic persona that serves him and his clients well in and out of the courtroom. Not only have I consulted with Pat when I had questions about cases and opposing counsel, but I respect his abilities so much that I've asked him to serve as an expert in several of the cases I've worked. Pat is one of Florida's premier consumer attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is well prepared, hardworking, and great in the courtroom."
Lemon law Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cousins is an exceptional attorney. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Lemon law Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Patrick for years and can only speak highly of him. His knowledge of Florida's Lemon Law is known throughout to state and his success speaks for itself."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known of Patrick's lemon law work for over a decade and there is a reason he has such an excellend reputation. He is good, very good. He understand defective motor vehicles and the applicable laws remarkably well, including the state Lemon Law, the federal lemon law, and Florida's commercial code laws, just to name a few. He knows the law and cares about his clients and he cares about winning - and that's exactly what a consumer needs. His Avvo answers are informative and direct and on point time and time again. And he is always willing to help other lawyers too. Simply put, if you have a lemon motor vehicle and you are near Patrick and he will take your case, then I recommend you hire him. I certainly would if I needed him and I have referred clients to him for his expert help. I endorse this exemplary talented lemon law attorney."
Lemon law Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Cousins has been representing consumers in Lemon Law and breach of warranty claims for two decades. He initially represented vehicle manufacturers before limiting his practice to the representation of consumers in lemon law matters. This provides him with unique insight and the ability to anticipate how manufacturers will respond to claims. I have worked with Mr. Cousins on a number of cases and consider him to be on the forefront of Lemon Law and breach of warranty litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Patrick on a case here in South Carolina. He is a great lawyer, a real class act, and a lot of fun to work with, I would recommend him and his firm to anyone, without question."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It was a pleasure working with Mr. Cousins on a personal injury case. He adheres to the highest ethical standards and represents his clients zealously. I welcome the opportunity to work with him in the future."
Lemon law Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the pleasure on knowing Patrick Cousins for several years and in this time I have found him to be a hard working individual. He dedicates himself to fighting for his clients and providing them with the best representation available. Pat has vast experience in Lemon Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate, and Entertainment Law. He is well respected by his professional peers and we value his legal insight and input during legal discussions. More importantly Patrick Cousins displays high ethical and moral values. For these reasons and many more, I happily endorse Patrick Cousins."
Lemon law Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've known Patrick for over 15 years and worked with him when he first began practicing. He has remained thorough and conscientious throughout his career. I have personally referred cases to him and highly recommend him."
Business Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is fine lawyer, extremely professional and ethical, and a fierce advocate for his clients. You will be well served by Mr. Cousins' counsel."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I know of relatively few attorneys in Florida, Mr. Cousins included, who regularly evaluate or prosecute cases on behalf of consumers for Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act or lemon law claims. The amount in controversy is often small compared to the amount of attorney's fees which will be incurred by the parties. Typically, a manufacturer will be insured against claims and will be provided counsel for its defense by the insurance company. In contrast, consumers who rarely can afford an attorney, are forced to search far and wide for an attorney who might consider taking the consumer's case on a contingency fee or on a reduced fee basis. I have referred many lemon law cases to Mr. Cousins because that is his expertise. In fact, I know of no attorney in the State of Florida who has handled more lemon law cases than Mr. Cousins. Mr. Cousins has proved to be a formidable consumer advocate. He was the attorney of record in the Gelinas v. Forest River, Inc."
Lemon law Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Cousins' superior understanding of legal principles has come to the rescue of distressed clients time and time again. His unyielding passion to fight for the rights of his clients makes Mr. Cousins the quintessential advocate for anyone in need of his services."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Cousins. I have worked with him in the past and found him to be knowledgable, diligent and a strong advocate for his clients."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Patrick is well-known in Palm Beach County for the excellent results he obtains for his clients in the Lemon Law cases."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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West Palm Beach Lemon law Lawyer Patrick St George Cousins
Patrick St George Cousins
Lemon law Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available