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Robert Lawrence Cohen

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About me

I enjoy helping people.  My practice focuses solely on probate matters.  My job is to complete the probate process as efficiently and painlessly for my clients as possible.  I have found that paying the costs of probate can add unneeded stress, so I will advance all of the fees and costs for the probate.  No money is required to complete the probate.  I will be reimbursed at the end of the case.  Appearing in Court can be stressful, so I handle all of the Court hearings and in 98% of my cases my clients never appear in Court.  Less stress, happier clients. 

I am happy to introduce my clients to very competent and trustworthy professionals (realtor, accountant and stock broker) during and after the probate case to assist with all sorts of issues including taking the laboring oar on selling the house, stocks, cars and other personal items.  During the case, I return calls/emails quickly and am honest and forthright.  I try to foresee any issues and take care of everything. 

This can be a scary process (though if you retain me it will not be) and there is no such thing as a dumb question, so please call me now and let me explain the probate process and answer all your questions over the phone for free.  Usually the paperwork and the entire probate can be handled by email and mail reducing the need to take off work to visit my office although you are always welcome.  I also entertain probate litigation/undue influence cases on contingency.  Thank you for considering me as your attorney.  Let me ease your stress!


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 100%
    26 years



Contingent (1-4%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Law Offices Of Robert L Cohen, Inc.

8081 Orangethorpe Ave
Buena Park, CA, 90621

Law Offices Of Robert L Cohen, Inc.

16912 Gridley Place
Cerritos, CA, 90703



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Choice AwardAVVO2014
Magna Cum LaudeBoston University1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner - www.TheProbateGuy.comLaw Offices of Robert L. Cohen, Inc.1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionFellow2010 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationFellow2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationFellow2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Probate Conducted From Washington Without Administrator Coming to CaliforniaProbate Completed
Feuding Family Members Agree to Work TogetherProbate Completed
Foreclosure Sale Stopped to Preserve Equity For BeneficiariesForeclosure Prevented - Probate Completed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Times - BusinessABCs Can Make Going Out Of Business Smoother And Quieter2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Boston UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Brown Bag ProgramAssignments For The Benefit Of Creditors; An Alternative To Bankruptcy?2001