About Northside Law Center, LLC
Mr. Cohen is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.
- Georgia, 1972
- University of Georgia, J.D., 1972
- Emory University, B.A., 1968
- Part time professor at Georgia State University-- Business Law
- Part time Fulton County Magistrate-- small claims, landlord tenant, preliminary hearings in criminal cases.
- Top 100 lawyers in Georgia 2012.
Very professional and caring
I notified my landlord that mold in my rental house was making my family sick. After no response to my emails and phone calls, I asked Mr. Cohen for help. He was able to terminate my lease without penalty. I cannot thank him enough for his expert service! He truly cares about his clients.
Above and beyond
Mr Cohen represented me in a case to remove a Writ Of Possession. He exhausted all means to resolve the case outside of court. When he had to appear in court the judge requested more information in order to rule. Within 3 weeks Mr Cohen reappeared in court and the judge ruled to set aside the Writ Of Possession. During the 5 month process Mr Cohen kept me in the loop on all email correspondence, and kept me informed of all developments concerning the case. Not once did I have to contact him to ask for an update. Highly recommend, loyal and trustworthy, a complete package of Professionalism.
Very Kind and Helpful
I contacted him with a basic landlord question and he went well beyond my expectations to help resolve the matter. I highly recommend him!
I call Mr. Cohen... "Dad"
I came to Mr. Cohen as an out of state landlord with a court date the very next day, for my tenant who failed to pay her water bill for over five years. I was unaware of this situation when I was served and sued for over $8,000. Mr. Cohen jumped right in and appeared on my behalf. Dealing with an aggressive homeowner's association was difficult and frustrating. Needless to say, Mr. Cohen "Dad" dealt with everything and although the judgment was served he was able to finagle and get the court cost reduced while keeping them off my back while I dealt with my tenant. I was rough on "Dad" because he gave me good counsel, but I am known for doing things my way. (lol). My way took over a year, yet he stayed with me and saw the case through until it was dismissed; which by the way took HOA six months to close. He dealt with my rants, my excessive emails, my calls where I needed to blow off steam and still he was there to give me support, guidance, and counsel while "I did it my way". I was so upset one day he said "calm down daughter" and I said okay "Dad" and it stuck. He knew my financial situation and did not try to rob me and I appreciate Mr. Cohen and his firm for their thorough work, attention to detail, and getting tough when they need too. Trust me, he is like family now - with a law license - he is professional and all: But, when their lawyers tried to get shady Mr. Cohen was a beast. He called them on it and demanded they fix the issue immediately. Trust me... If you are lucky to get Mr. Cohen, you have got a lawyer in your family.
Gave me great consule and didn’t charge me!
I called very concerned about a issue related to my Constructive Eviction,and an attached late fee from my apartment management, which had been given out after we had an agreement of the date, that I would leave the Premises. Attorney Micheal J. Cohen listened to my problem, advised me of my options,and it was settled.I love how he pointed me to the laws, explained it and wished me well. If I ever have any legal issues I will call Attorney Micheal J Cohen! I highly recommend him. Sincerely Ms. Pantheah G. Hawes. Of Stn Mtn Ga.
Michael is truly dedicated to making sure that his client receives the best possible outcome. He worked out a negotiation for our family in a extremely difficult situation, with a landlord. Another great thing is you are able to speak with him directly, rather than an assistant or paralegal. We are very pleased with his work. He works hard for his clients. Fantastic attorney and wonderful person.Highly recommended.
Phenomenal Legal Services in a Caring and Professional Manner
Michael J. Cohen was absolutely phenomenal. i would recommend his legal services to anyone who is needing representation as Tenant. He is personable yet professional. When Atty Cohen says do not worry, let me take on this burden. I would advise anyone to trust in GOD, Atty M J Cohen and the process. He is very detailed a true professional when dealing with Tenant vs Landlord legalities. He took on my battle against a Slum Lord and won. My case was dismissed and I can now move on with my life. I will always keep Michael J Cohen as my first call if I should need his services again. MJC is the Greatest!
Kind, Responsive, Reliable
Mr. Cohen is a very patient and understanding attorney who goes over and beyond his expectations. I really appreciate his dedication and attention to my case with him. He's an angel in disguise, timing always perfect. Even before hire he took time out to speak with me about my concerns and gave his best advise. Mr. Cohen is a great guy with a genuine caring heart, definitely made me feel confident and would recommend to anyone experiencing a rough tenancy without hesitation.
Most professional, responsive, kind attorney!
I had to engage an attorney during a very tumultuous time in my life to help me get my security deposit applied towards my move out charges. Michael immediately put me at ease during our first phone conversation. He was very thorough in determining what had transpired and why I needed to break my lease after having spent almost 4 years renting the condo, never being late and an overall outstanding renter. In fact, the PM never came to the condo to "inspect" while I lived there, as they knew I was a responsible adult, who would and did take care of the place as if it was my own. Long story short - the owner fought to not apply my deposit towards the outstanding rent I would owe until the place was re-rented. And Michael reassured me in his gentle, understanding yet authoritative way, that what they were attempting was not correct. And, after months of going back and forth or simply no communication, Michael called me with the news - my offer (everything I fully agreed I owed, MINUS my deposit!!) was accepted! Michael has my unequivocal thumbs up!! Thank you and Shalom, Michael!
Very Responsive and Nice
I met Mr. Cohen recently. He is an excellent attorney. I was in a really bad situation when I came to his office about the issue I was having with the landlord refusing to remove incorrect and damaging information from my credit report. Mr. Cohen immediately made me feel at ease and gave me hope. He had a detailed plan of action and I was impressed with how proactive he was. He was really easy to talk to, very understanding and encouraging. For a long time, I struggled trying to dispute these charges on my credit and couldn't get anywhere. I've gone farther with Mr. Cohen that I would have on my own. He has been a pleasure to work with. He responded right away whenever I had questions and kept me updated on the case every step of the way. He was funny, personable and professional. Really great attorney, and really great person.
Friendly and Efficient
Mr. Cohen got me out of a distressing situation with my landlord. He was able to get me everything I was asking for and was able to settle the matter out of court. He was friendly, reliable, quick and overall just great at what he does. I would highly recommend him!
Mr. Cohen, Immediate and high quality professional service
Mr Cohen has been a blessing to me, I really appreciate his big help and support on my case. This is my first time to hire an attorney and it has been a little know area to me for long time, I feel so lucky that Mr. Cohen can accept my case, responded very quickly to my requests, and even work on it on Sunday. I am pleased to say my case closed in my favor. I also learned a lot from the way he handled the case, politely and firmly. Yes, I would definitely recommend this attorney. He is awesome!
Michael is the best – Professional, Respectful, Quick Results
Michael Cohen quickly helped me out of a very difficult situation. He responded to my initial call immediately. Quickly started handling my situation for me. I have never been in a situation that I needed a lawyer and feel very blessed that I found Michael. Very kind, professional and efficient. And, great results. I highly recommend him.
When the "Win" Matters Most...
I usually call the Bar for Attorney referrals. This time, I decided to go with Michael Cohen at Northside Law based on his reviews alone and, boy, did he lived up to those reviews! Simply put, he wrote a "winning" letter their attorney couldn't refuse. I was released from my apt's lease without penalty, secured a neutral review and received back my full deposit--before it got nasty. I recommend Michael Cohen and will use his services again, if necessary.
This review is for the service provided by Michael Cohen. I called Michael in regards to my issue of a very disruptive tenant and needed advise on next steps on how to terminate my lease. He answered all my questions and was willing to help me fill out the disposionary forms if needed. He was courteous, professional and answered my questions with no intentions on winning my business. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal advice on these matters.
I came to Mr. Cohen about a matter regarding how a mechanic stole my money and continued to give me the run around, mr Cohen has reached a settlement with both parties in this matter without going to court, and through out the whole process has been in my opinion more stand up than I could originally imagined. He is excellent at what he does, I would never dream of taking any matters of the nature anywhere else. He has my business from here on out, very responsive, and exceeded expectations and continued to go further. I have nothing but extremely good things to say about my experience with Mr. Cohen.
Results driven practice
After a long battle with another firm on a tenant's eviction, I engaged Michael at the Northside Law Center. He promised he would get him out and he did. Michael jumped right in by reviewing the court documentation, contacting the Marshall's office resulting in the tenant vacating the premises. If you want a hard working, tenacious and capable attorney, Michael,at the Northside Law Center is the person you want on your side.
High quality service and responive
I contacted Mr. Cohen late on a Friday afternoon because the property manager of my condo was in constant breach of the rental agreement as well as the Quiet Enjoyment law. He took my situation very personally and he understood the danger the PM put me in and wouldn't leave the office for the weekend until he made contact with her. He has continued to support me and the outstanding issue and I look forward to updating this review with more accolades as we close it out. I would definitely recommend Mr. Cohen to my friends and family.
Excellent Communication and Rapid Action on My Behalf
Mr. Cohen at Northside Law was amazing. From his 1st call to me I felt at ease. I could tell he took his clients business and legal matters as if they were his own. The passion he had when addressing my concern was great. He was rapid in his execution and brought a satisfactory end to my tenant/landlord case. He was in constant communication from the 1st call. I needed to break my lease without credit impact or financial burden. He was able to accomplish this on my behalf without having to go to court. My landlord/property management company at the apartment I was not handling my maintenance issues appropriately or in a timely manner, I wanted out of my lease and he got me out! I will use them again if ever need be in the future. Thank you Mr. Cohen!
We were facing eviction for a party thrown earlier in the year. Michael assessed the situation and was able to negotiate with the apartment complex to allow us to stay the remainder of the year! We initially only wanted a month longer! Very diligent and responsive lawyer! He definitely gets the job done!!
When I found myself on the bad end of a dispute over the return of my security deposit from a shady landlord, I contacted attorney Michael Cohen. And boy am I ever glad I did. From the moment I met Mr. Cohen on the phone and shared the details of why I needed to fight for my security deposit, his immediate passion made it feel less like an attorney/client relationship and more like a friendship. If it's possible, he seemed even more offended than I was that my former landlord wasn't returning my money - a substantial amount. He offered many great ideas, advice and approaches to begin the process, and yet I ALWAYS felt like I was the one in charge. Not that I've had a ton of experience hiring attorneys, but that's very often not the case in my experience. Mr. Cohen was as accessible as he was kind and approachable throughout the entire ordeal, and he negotiated on my behalf to a very successful outcome. I don't know if he just felt like I needed help because I was being unjustly shafted by an unscrupulous thug, but I suspect he treats every client and every case with the same amount of passion, approachability and conviction. Without question I would recommend Michael Cohen to anyone in need of a lawyer who really knows his stuff, and is capable of fighting and winning for you. Lord knows I hope I never need an attorney for anything again, but if I do I know who I'm calling first.
Caring & Professional
I have gone to Northside Law Center in search of legal representation twice in a year and have been represented both times by Michael J Cohen. The first time was a landlord/tenant issue (I was the tenant). In broad strokes I was being evicted unfairly & illegally. I had already been represented by an attorney from another law firm who failed miserably in representing my case. The day I received an eviction notice from Cobb County I spent 4 hours on my computer comprising a list of landlord/tenant attorneys that had strong arbitration skills. My first phone call from the list was to Mr Cohen and I am glad it was.He literally went to bat for me the second our phone call ended. In less that 48 hour,s taking no prisoners during negotiations, Mr Cohen had the whole thing quashed with everything ending 100% in my favor. Best of all it was done at a fair price. The second time Mr Cohen represented me I was guilty of causing an accident. Normally I wouldn't have cared about paying the fine and have points added to my Motor Vehicle record because I have only 2 violations in close to 20 years. The problem was I drive for a living and would have missed a great opportunity to join another delivery company at a higher salary because of the points I would receive for causing the accident.The law was bound to the welfare of the victim of the accident so it couldn't find me not guilty (perfectly understandable) but Mr Cohen was able to keep the points off my record which is exactly what I needed to happen. In conclusion I must say Mr Cohen conducts himself as a gentleman and his legislation skills are impeccable. If you want an attorney that actually cares and conducts himself as a professional at a fair and just price then look no further. Call Michael Cohen and worry no more. He will take care of you.
Great attorney, very flexible
Since I met Mike, I have felt so much more secure about my real estate business. I had a tenant that got really behind on paying rent, and now the tenant has vacated the house, and more importantly I have the house under contract to sell while the former tenant is obligated to pay back past due rents. While I used to write long emails to tenants that went no where, Mike was great at getting right to the point when he took over; he is very quick and efficient.
Amazing Results-oriented Business
I had been fighting with my landlord from Savannah for nearly six months trying to get my security deposit back before I decided to hire an attorney to help me. I had no idea what I was doing. But luckily for me, Michael is truly a professional. Within a one month (it was really only a couple of weeks) he had a check in my hand! He was like a Godsend cause I had just had surgery on my broken arm and hospital bills were going to be rolling in any minute. Michael's fees are reasonable and he was emailing me every step of the way to keep me posted on the progress of my case. He's super nice and actually cares about his client's needs. If I ever need an attorney again, I'll be coming back to the Northside Law Center.
HIgh Quality Legal Representation
Michael Cohen of the Northside Law Firm was recommended to me by another prominent attorney in the Atlanta area. From our first consultation, I was instantly impressed with him. He understood my landlord tenant issue. He was able to provide clear and concise strategies on how to protect my rights. He is very responsive and easy to reach. Id strongly recommend his services to anyone.
Mr. Cohen provides quality legal services
I contacted Attorney Michael Cohen with a landlord legal issue. Upon speaking with him, he provided me with excellent legal advice and consolation that he will represent me and my family to the fullest with our matter. He was aggressive and precise in his legal representation and brought a sense of peace to my situation. I have recommended Mr. Cohen as legal representation to my family and friends.In a world where the "little" guy needs representation, Mr.Cohen has proven he is the guy to trust.
Highest Quality Service
Great firm! Michael Cohen handled my sensitive and time dependent real estate issue in a thorough and professional manner. His knowledge and guidance throughout the process was spot on; and his skilled correspondence with the opposing attorney was instrumental in conceiving a quite reasonable settlement offer that was mutually agreeable to both parties. I fully recommend this law firm for handling such matters and would not hesitate to employ their services again if ever required. Thanks Michael! Howard and Family
High Quality & Prodessional
Northside Law Center went above and beyond to handle all my traffic court issues; I really appreciate the quality of service and the professionalism! Thanks so much! All my traffic issues are behind me.
Immediate and professional service
I had a situation with a company that was disregarding myself and the other tenant for a property that was not livable. Nside law responded very quickly to my requests and ALWAYS remained in contact with me in addition to keeping their words on what actions they would take. I am pleased to say my case closed in my favor thanks to Nside Law.
I requested assistance with less than 24 hours to meet a deadline. Someone had fraudulently opened a credit card in my name. Mike was absolutely personable and reassuring. He handled the situation to my advantage and in a professional manner! I am truly thankful.
Very Professional and Cares about his Clients
I think it is rare these days to find a lawyer like Michael Cohen with Northside Law Firm. He was very upfront and honest when I told him about the nightmare I had been living in. I am a renter and without going into all the details Michael Cohen with Northside Law Firm took my case and dealt with the nightmare for me. I will always be grateful for that. From the start I was impressed with the professionalism, the knowledge of the situation and the kindness that I received. If I ever need a lawyer again, you can bet Michael Cohen with Northside Law Firm would be the first person I would call. I have recommended him and will continue to recommend him when I hear someone needs a good lawyer.
Michael Cohen is focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his client. He has excellent knowledge of the law, and believes in meticulous preparation of his cases, which is evident when you discuss matters with him. When interacting or working with him, the timeliness of his responses are unparalleled. He is “superb." Thank you for giving me a peace.
Attorney Michael Cohen is very professional and honest. Works hard to get things settled! Will be sending all my friends and family to the firm as referrals. He knows the law!
Knowledgable, Professional, Confident and Results Driven
Legal troubles can be very scary. As someone who has always played by the rules I never thought I would find myself in a legal situation and in need of a lawyer. Michael's knowledge and years in the industry are obvious upon speaking with him. It didn't take much explanation for him to understand the situation and provide suggestions/options to resolving the issue with the other party. Something that could have been drawn out over a year or two was completely wrapped up within a few weeks. Throughout the entire process Michael was diligent, honest, positive and fair. I hope to never need a lawyer again but if I do I know the first person I will call is Michael.
A Standup and informative Law Frim
Attorney Cohen helped us greatly. He was easy to reach when needed and very informative. I would recommend this firm to everyone!!
Very professional, prompt in response, and followed through. Michael was easy to talk to. I will use him again and recommend to others.
Professional , Caring, and Knowledgeable
Mr Cohen has been a blessing to me. He has been helping me with a very stressful situation with the bank. When I first talked to him, I was so upset that I could barely tell him my problem. I desperately needed help and he was there. He is compassionate, competent, and professional. He knows the law and I would have been lost without his guidance and help. Thank you Mr.Cohen. Yes, I would definitely recommend this attorney. He is awesome!
Competent & Proactive
Michael, was great. He was honest, weighing the pros and cons of the situation. Most importantly, proactive and really read through the documentation. I came out a winner! Hopefully I don't encounter the situation again but if I do I will return.
I have a very small potatoes case that he's been working with me to resolve. He could have turned me down or scalped me but his rates are very reasonable and he took the case. He's persistent and works hard to achieve even the smallest expectations without judgement. I can email, text or call and he always responds promptly and kindly. I highly recommend him. You couldn't hope for a better lawyer.
Excellent legal advice
Northside Law has helped me and my businesses on several occasions. Each experience was handled quickly with expert solutions.
Top-notch Legal Support
Michael Cohen has gone above and beyond with providing solutions for legal situations. In particular, he not only helped resolve some of the legal issues connected with landlord and tenant law as well as HOA law, but he handled difficult matters with kindness and professionalism. His legal support is of great value as it mitigated some costly legal issues. I highly recommend him.
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