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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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“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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“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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“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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What you wear in court matters

On Behalf of | Jun 28, 2019 | Uncategorized |

Anna Sorokin, known as the “socialist scammer,” and Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the now-dismantled health technology company Theranos, are prime examples of how your courtroom outfit can factor into the outcome of your case. Lawyers and law firms have been long-known to hire image consultants, but courtroom style has become so big that dedicated “courtroom stylists,” are now a thing. It is rare that the average defendant could afford a stylist to guide them toward making a good first impression in court – but nonetheless – what you choose to wear is something to think about.

Speaking to Huffington Post, Julie Zerbo, a Toronto based image consultant, mentioned “Your appearance is part of your presence

For example, if a defendant on trial for dealing drugs, enters the courtroom wearing high-profile designer clothes and jewelry, it conveys self-appreciation and a lack of trust. Because of this, the jury’s notions could be compromised. While jury members are supposed to be impartial, subconscious judgement based on how someone looks can affect one’s decisions more than most would be willing to admit.

In other words, your first impression matters. On average, a first impression is made within 7 seconds and whether in a courtroom, boardroom or living room, it’s hard to change someone’s initial impression of you.

Stay conservative

Non-threatening and quiet styles are often the safest route. Loud colors and bold jewelry can send the wrong message. Also, it would be wise to cover up or remove anything on your personal body, from tattoos to crazy piercings that would detach from the verdict you’re hoping to receive. The best way to consider options of what to wear is to think about this as a job interview. Do you want the job of a prisoner or a free civilian?

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