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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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Mother charged for alleged domestic violence against son

| Feb 11, 2013 | Domestic Violence |

Trying to keep children well-behaved and acting in a civil manner is often a difficult process for anyone. However, parents need to be careful that the actions they take cannot be considered domestic violence against their children.

A mother living near Atlanta is now facing charges for felony battery and cruelty to children for allegedly trying to punish her child with a belt. The 42-year-old mother allegedly used a belt buckle to repeatedly strike her 16-year-old child. When he allegedly tried to resist punishment, his escape was blocked by the stepdad. After the alleged incident, it is reported that both mother and stepfather hugged the boy, said they loved him and tried to further comfort him. Other family members, however, saw the injuries and reported the incident to police.

Punishing children has come under much more scrutiny than 40 years ago. However, that still never justifies family violence. After being charged with family violence or domestic violence, it is important to immediately seek out help in order to sort out and defend against the allegations. There are many defenses that can be raised in domestic assault cases, but it is always important for the parent to understand that there can be serious consequences if the charges are not dealt with immediately. A domestic violence conviction can follow the parent around for the rest of his or her life. For this reason, a strong defense is often needed to either explain what really happened, point out an inconsistencies or explain why the child may have made such an accusation.

Doing what is best for a child many times involves punishment. The child will rarely see that being punished will help them in the future, so it is important for a parent to not only make it clear to the child why he or she is being punished, but to do so in a way that is not overly harmful to the child.

Source: My Fox Atlanta, “Athens mother jailed after allegedly beating son with belt,” Kaitlyn Pratt, Feb. 7, 2013

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