Cohen & Hirsch Criminal Defense
Cohen & Hirsch Criminal Defense

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“If you want someone who is going to get stuff done, I highly recommend Cohen and Hirsch. Not only did I beat my case, I even got my record cleaned.”
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“Hired Matt Hirsch at a distance to take on a traffic case with a missed mandatory court appearance (or two). Even as the case dragged on longer than anticipated (not the fault in any way of the lawyer), and indeed went a couple rounds, Mr. Hirsch remained engaged, positive, and proactive. I firmly believe he and his firm resolved my case with the best outcome for me. Would recommend Cohen & Hirsch for cases of my type without reservation, and his working for me at a fairly great distance, without my ever appearing back in state, deserves particular note”
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“I found Andy Cohen via a google search and after our initial phone conversation I was happy to hire him. The circumstances that drove me to solicit an attorney were sensitive to say the least. He was kind, sympathetic and detailed which I appreciated very much. He kept me well informed throughout the hearing process and Andy always made sure to be available if I had any questions or concerns. I highly recommend Andy and his team to help you through what is likely a difficult process.”
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“Seamless experience dealing with Andy and Jill. They are both very knowledgeable and will go to bat for you. I was referred to Cohen and Hirsch by a friend and will refer them to others myself. Truly great people who care and love what they do. One thing that stood out to me is that they will update you consistently without you having to reach out. I will continue to use them in the future and so should you.”
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“Matt was great. The day I called him he jumped right in and a week later charges were dropped! He’s my guy here on out. Not to mention he saved me 3k from the first firm I called.”
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“If I could rate this law firm with more stars, I would. If you desire an excellent attorney that cares, has a great relationship with court system, communicates quickly, stays on top of your case and strives for the best outcome possible, then look no further than this law firm. Jill and Andy handled an extremely complicated case for my son with special needs and we received the outcome we desired. His case was dismissed and he can move now on with his life. I am very pleased and grateful to them for their efforts.”
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“Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value”
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“Matt was a great treasure! Always kept calm and let me be the same. Looking at his fb feed, I was convinced he’s the right person for me. Helped get through a difficult situation. His fees were also comparable to the others given the amount of personal attention he paid to the case. Never had the trouble of dealing with the paralegals(as we all know what happens). He was always available on text. Great experience!!”
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“Wow, what an unexpected experience. We have all heard the horror stories and the jokes about lawyers. Well, I've been fortunate not to have had reason to use a lawyer... until now. Or at least that is what I thought. I don't want to get into the details, but I had sent an inquiry into the firm through their website and Andy reached out to me. He was patient, professional and funny. He spent a good 15 to 20 minutes on the phone with me. Explained to me in detail what I could expect. And recommended that I don't actually need a lawyer for what I have to do. I can't express my sincere gratitude enough. In the event I ever do need a lawyer, I know exactly who I'm calling.”
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“Andy is a GEM! Such a lovely man. Jill is a pretty pitbull. Under the circumstances they were very helpful and SUCCESSFUL. I could not have asked for a smarter pair.”
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“I write to recommend Matt A. Hirsch, Esq. for those in need of legal representation and guidance. He is highly competent and experienced, conscientious, organized and responsive. Attorney Hirsch is someone you want in your corner if you need help.”
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Jill G. Polster



Atlanta, GA



Avvo Ten Point Oh Rating, Top Attorney Criminal Defense
Super Lawyers Jill G. Polster 5 Years

Known as a fierce advocate, what distinguishes Jill G. Polster from other criminal defense attorneys is her passion for fighting for the underdog along with her extensive experience handling criminal cases.

  • Polster has experience on both sides of the courtroom as a prosecutor and a defense attorney giving her a 360-degree view of your case.
  • Polster has handled literally thousands of criminal cases from misdemeanors to murders.
  • She has Extensive jury trial experience with a proven track record of success both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney.
  • Polster thinks outside-the-box when it comes to crafting the most favorable resolution possible on even the most serious of criminal cases.
  • She is Well-versed in the ever-changing Georgia Criminal Code and Georgia caselaw.
  • Throughout her career, Polster has sharpened her skills through her commitment to recruiting, teaching and training young lawyers.
  • Polster strives to nurture her relationships with her clients. She feels she can best advocate for her clients through getting to know them as a person rather than just a name on a file.
  • Polster's credential are impeccable. She brings a wide array of experience to every criminal case she handles.
  • Polster is well-known and respected by Judges, Prosecutors, Clerks, Court Personnel, Law Enforcement and her colleagues.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2002
  • Maine, 2016


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D.
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca , New York
    • B.A.


  • Frequent Speaker, Student Programs, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Faculty: Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program, Emory Univ. College of Law, 2010 to 2011
  • Visiting Professional - Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Special Recognition Award from the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division for founding the Georgia Innocence Project
  • Selected Participant, Bill Daniels Trial Advocacy Program

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DeKalb Bar Association, Member, 2008 to Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1999 to Present
  • NORML, Attorney - Member
  • State Bar of Georgia , Chairperson, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for Judicial Administrative District 4, 12/2013 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • DeKalb County District Attorney's Office, Senior Assistant District Attorney, Trial Division and the Special Victims Team, 2008 to 2011
  • Metro Conflict Defender, Senior Staff Attorney, 2003 to 2008
  • Fulton County Public Defender, Staff Attorney, 2001 to 2003
  • The Steel Law Firm , Law Clerk, 1999 to 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Advisors - Peachtree NORML, Present
  • Legal Advisors - Georgia Care, Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • First Amendment Rights
Lead Counsel Rated
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2014
DeKalb Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Avvo Ten Point Oh Rating, Top Attorney Criminal Defense
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, A Plus Rating
Peachtree NORML - National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
NORML - National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Rated By Super Lawyers Matt A. Hirsch
Super Lawyers Jill G. Polster 5 Years
Rated By Super Lawyer Andy M. Cohen Super
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