Welcome To Cohen & Fitch

Unfortunately, our society is not immune to the abuse the power by those in positions of authority. This is can be painfully true whether it is dealing with police on the street or with situations and people at the workplace. At Cohen & Fitch LLP, our mission is to protect against the perversion of justice in all contexts. While many people know that they have constitutional rights that are meant to protect them from such abuses of authority, few understand how to properly enforce those rights. The sad fact for many is that power structures that exist in the criminal justice and employment context can be intimidating and discouraging to most individuals.

At Cohen & Fitch LLP we bring over 15 years of trial experience fighting for and defending the civil rights of abused, underprivileged and disenfranchised individuals. We understand the limits of lawful police conduct and the line between inappropriate and illegal behavior in the workplace and will fight vigorously to get you the results you deserve.

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Our Proven Track Record Of Success

  • $75,000,000

    Class Action Settlement in Stinson v. City of New York

  • $1,200,000

    Settlement in Schoolcraft v. City of New York

  • $850,000

    Prisoner Rights Settlement in Bullock v. City of New York

  • $767,000

    Total Recovery After Verdict in Rentas v. City of New York

  • $700,000

    Settlement in Santos v. United States

  • $600,000

    Settlement in Dixon v. City of New York

Areas Of Practice

At our notable law firm, we are equipped with a diverse team of the best lawyers to deal with a wide array of cases and offer expert-level services. Whether it's a criminal case or a civil rights case, we are committed to serving our clients with the best legal services available.

In The Media

Family of Rikers Island inmate who died of diabetes files wrongful death lawsuit

The grieving family of a woman who died of complications from diabetes

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Legal filing: Negligence caused Rikers Island death, not drugs

A 31-year-old woman who died on Rikers Island earlier

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NYPD sued over cop shooting at fleeing

The Bronx District Attorney’s Office said the gunfire led “civilians on the street [to run] away and those….

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New York City to Pay Up

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that were later found…

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Meet Our Attorneys

We have a diverse set of skilled attorneys for a variety of case types.

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Latest Blogs

Have My Constitutional Rights Been Violated?

June 22, 2022

There are endless misconceptions about when the Constitution and the Bill of Rights apply. Often you hear people claim their Constitutional rights were violated, when in fact, there are no Constitutional rights at issue. For example, when someone is banned from Twitter or Facebook, they might complain that their “free speech” rights or “1st Amendment …

Do You Need Wage and Hour Attorney? This Is How You Know?

January 27, 2022

Paying one’s employees their fair wages is governed by federal and state laws. An employer failing to pay his employees fully and fairly is liable to penalties as the employee stands to contest the unfair reimbursement and demand compensation. In addition, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) holds employers skirting around the law and paying …

Know About Your Legal Options Against Police Misconduct

December 9, 2021

The police department is supposed to protect people and enforce the law to make the community a safer space. However, a vast majority of people in recent years have come forward against the brutality of law officers. Many incidents even turned into social movements, such as Black Lives Matter. Yet, despite the backlash and human …