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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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Federal authorities arrest debt collectors on criminal charges

| Nov 23, 2014 | Criminal Defense |

Americans are taking on more and more debt, and consumers in Georgia are no exception. With a 2.1 percent increase in household debt in the latter part of 2013, it may not come as a surprise to learn that some of these Americans struggled with making payments on some of their debt. When a company is unable to collect on a debt, it sometimes sells it off to a debt collection agency, who then seeks to collect on it. While this is not an uncommon activity, some debt collectors in Georgia are now facing federal criminal charges.

In total, seven men were arrested on allegations of illegally collecting debt. One of those seven apparently purchased debt at a drastically reduced cost, which he would then collect on alongside his employees. However, police suspect that the group may have engaged in illegal practices to bring that debt in. 

The men have been accused of masquerading as agents from the Justice Department or even FBI agents. According to the authorities, the men would then threaten debtors with jail time if they didn’t immediately cough up payment for a debt. Some victims may have even been encouraged to take out payday loans.

Although before filing charges the FBI did search the debt collectors’ office, another office was subsequently opened in a new location, reportedly to avoid detection. However, an arrest is no indication of guilt for any of these men. The burden of proof will ultimately lie with the prosecution, who must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that these men collected debts in an illegal manner, and that each element of the charges is established by appropriate evidence. Until such a time that they may have to face these criminal charges in a federal court in Georgia, establishing a solid defense built on applicable laws can be an appropriate course of action.

Source: The Guardian, “Georgia debt collectors posed as FBI agents to intimidate victims“, Jana Kasperkevic, Nov. 18, 2014

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