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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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Alleged fake cancer diagnosis results in criminal charges

| Jan 28, 2016 | Criminal Defense |

Georgia police arrested an area woman after claiming that she preyed on the generosity of others in order to gather donations for herself. Her criminal charges consist of one felony and one misdemeanor charge, although authorities have mentioned the possibility of the misdemeanor later being elevated to a felony. Whether that actually happens will not be clear until the investigation is completed.

Investigators are still not entirely sure when the 29-year-old nurse first disclosed her ovarian cancer diagnosis, but they believe that she received donations related to her diagnosis for at least two years. Police were alerted to the possibility that the woman might actually be cancer free when a caller left an anonymous complaint about the nurse’s motivations. From there an investigation was launched into the woman’s medical history and the donations that she subsequently received.

Ultimately, police came to the conclusion that the nurse did not have cancer and further speculated that she might have never been diagnosed in the first place. Documents from an oncologist that she presented as evidence of her illness were found to possibly be fraudulent, and she was also accused of shaving her head in order to look the part of a cancer patient. She was later arrested on charges of theft and felony forgery.

She is believed to have accumulated somewhere around $25,000 worth of donations, although not all in cash. Aside from monetary gifts, donations included tickets to sports games and trips. Since at least one of her criminal charges is a felony, she could potentially face some lengthy time behind bars if convicted. Because of this, most Georgia defendants facing felony charges choose to begin defense preparations early on in the criminal court process. This typically allows for a thorough review of all charges alongside defense counsel, who can help in formulating a solid defense foundation focused on garnering the best possible result.

Source: ABC News, “Woman Arrested for Allegedly Faking Cancer to Raise Funds“, Gillian Mohney, Jan. 26, 2016

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