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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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Georgia senator faces criminal charges, possible suspension

| Nov 27, 2013 | Felonies |

Republican Senator Don Balfour of Snellville, Georgia, is facing numerous criminal charges, including creating a false certificate, illegally claiming legislative costs, double-billing and theft. A panel has also recommended that the lawmaker be suspended from his duties.

Last September, a grand jury charged Balfour with the felony charges. Although the embattled senator admitted to committing mistakes, his attorney asserted that no crime was committed by the lawmaker.

The senator had been under the microscope for payments he received during his tenure in the General Assembly. Previously, he agreed to pay a penalty of $5,000 from the Senate Ethics Committee for accepting in-state work pay.

In addition, a panel led by the state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice and two Republican lawmakers have recommended that the senator be suspended. According to the state’s Constitution, the Senator will be suspended until the expiration of his term or until an outcome of his criminal case is reached. The Senate’s Republican leaders also removed him from several Senate committees, where he held various titles including Chairman and Vice-chairman.

Criminal charges are often magnified when the accused person is in the public eye. However, whether the accused holds a high position or is an ordinary DeKalb County resident, a felony charge should never be taken lightly. Mere allegations can do damage to a person’s reputation, and a conviction can lead to a hefty fine and possibly a prison sentence.

A DeKalb County resident facing serious charges needs to consider all of their options. One option is to prepare an aggressive defense to challenge the veracity of witness accounts, evidence and errors during the investigation process.

Source: Online Athens, “Panel Recommends Suspension of Georgia Lawmaker,” Nov. 13, 2013

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