Actual Customer Reviews:
19:46 06 Nov 18
Will like to start this review with an immense thank you to David Cohn. It will be a long review, so you can move to the last paragraph if you do not want to read the whole thing and just want the gist of things. In the process of deciding which lawyer to go with for my trial, I met with 4-5 lawyers in the city. Google recommended lawyers who are specialists in the field of my case and then from a deeper research, I found another few based on their reputation, prominent cases they have taken and things they have published. My case wasn't so serious that I will end up in jail but it would have serious consequences on my career, immigration status and travel. I decided to go with David solely based on our initial consultation meeting. He seemed very genuine and we had a good conversation regarding the case. His fees were the same or a bit less than others quoted me. I found the receptionist at the office to be friendly but very unprofessional. But I do not see her in the office anymore. Bringing this information here because I feel sometimes that can impact your judgement about the firm as a whole. Anyways, I paid the retainer and was told to wait while he got the disclosure and tried to see if we can get a plea deal. Over the next few months we spoke roughly once a month regarding updates. I found that the crown wouldn't go for a plea deal and the trial was set. As my trial date came closer, I met with David to discuss the defence he has made for the case. I felt it wasn't enough. I searched online and read a few articles related to defence strategies and felt a bit nervous. I doubted if I made the right decision in choosing the lawyer. I mentioned that to David and he convinced me that he was doing the best as he could and will do everything to get the best result possible. On the trial in court, I was extremely impressed with David. Sort of saw a new side to him that could only be seen in court. He is well known in the courts, extremely knowledgeable about the law, very sharp and well versed during his statements and questioning during the trial, and has good resources around him when he is looking for specific information. He was very honest with me that sometimes cases depend on the judges opinions, luck and that our case was not very strong. But in the end, I won the trial and was acquitted. Choosing David was the best decision. I recommend people to meet with him. Sometimes on the phone and emails he can seem like he is short on time and wants to be quick to the point. That is why I recommend everyone to set up appointment with him and mention all your concerns in person. I hope none of my friends or family ever get into a legal situation which falls under criminal law, but if someone did, I will 100% recommend David Cohn to him/her.
18:39 27 Jul 18
Mr. Cohn is an experienced and skilled professional. Retaining him as my lawyer was the best decision I could have ever made. He went above and beyond to ensure the successful outcome of our trial. He is knowledgeable, extremely professional, and very skilled both in the courtroom and throughout the entire process of dealing with his clients. Absolutely 5/5 would highly recommend to anyone in need of legal assistance.
17:33 01 Apr 18
David Cohn is your go too guy if "freedom" means anything to you. I recently had him represent me and it is clear that this man goes above and beyond to get the results that allow me to hold onto my freedom. David is very good at what he does and exceeded the expectation that I had of him by the end of the case. People.. you cannot put a price on freedom so when it comes to picking your lawyer/representative, be picky, and pick wisely.
22:23 03 Jan 18
Mr. Cohn is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in criminal and Charter issues. He will leave no stone unturned and will fight for you!This is the man you need to call....
22:02 29 Apr 17
David Cohn has sophisticated legal mind. He is best strategic planner in criminal defences. He is passionate about his job, with best interest of clients being number one priority. He is a true icon in criminal defence.
04:59 26 Mar 17
David Cohn is in my opinion the best criminal defense lawyer in Toronto or the gta for that matter.I was charged in with very serious offenses years ago , while I was in jail I fired my previous lawyer and after many interviews in jail with criminal defense lawyers I ended up hiring Mr. Cohn , and I am so thankful I did . He got me bail , which wasn't easy . after my bail and over a year later to get a trail date Mr. Cohn stood by my side . my case was very serious and if found guilty of the allegations there was a chance of serving over 10 years in prison. my case was very complicated and he endured many challenges, he used every resource he had, to have an upper hand on the crown attorney such as hiring scientist , he had a law researcher work with him as there was boxes of paper work . but still after using all these resources and having more people on deck I ONLY dealt with Mr. Cohn . he showed up to all my court dates personally and answered all my phone calls and email personally , he didn't send a partner or rookie .He is a lawyer that actually cares about you and your case he is not a money hungy plea lawyer he is a lawyer that will literally be a pitbull in the court room and fight for you. In my opinion he is more of a trial lawyer. In my situation I was innocent and no body believed me or stood by my side 100% EXCEPT for my lawyer Mr. Cohn . he always came prepared and had an amazing memory of the case considering the boxes of paperwork and that really told me he took my case seriously and he personally was working on it, and keep in mind he does have other clients so to be able to focus on everyone says a lot .weeks before my trial date Mr. Cohn attended a court date as agent without me present as a briefing before the trail and to set another date . He was just to attend court and talk with the crown and remand the date but instead he got all the charges dropped . when I received the news from him I was completely floored I was literally in disbelief. its been over 4 years and I am so grateful I hired David Cohn, I cant even imagine how my life would have turned out if I hired another lawyer. I know for a fact I would NOT have gotten the same result and I know that because I have referred him to a hand full of people and he has gotten them all the best results or their charges dropped completely . and he is not over the top expensive he is actually very understanding and fair price wise to his clients . other top attorneys in Toronto would have charged me double for my case and I don't think they could have given me the results I got . he is well respected in the court room and feared by many crown attorneys when they hear the defense lawyer is David Cohn . and that isn't for no reason .
08:11 27 Jan 17
David Cohn , where do I start. A couple years ago I was charged with a serious criminal offence facing numerous years in prison. At the time I had no lawyer so I called and asked everyone who was a good lawyer and of course everyone referred their lawyer and said they were the best blah blah blah. Because I was in jail and couldn't research or review lawyers I was very sceptic of who I should hire. A friend of mine also a client of Mr.Cohns, came to the jail to visit me and talk me into hiring David, and god am I thankful I did. After hiring him, and getting his name I started to make calls and ask around to find out about him. Shortly after I found out from many sources he is actually considered one of the top criminal lawyers in the country ! When he is described as a A-list lawyer he really earns that reputation. After David took over my case he wasted absolutely no time getting to work, literally memorizing my case to a T. Mr. Cohn is a criminal defence machine, watching this guy in the court room really shows his expirence, he the crowns worst nightmare, and I feel sorry for anyone being cross examined by him. If you want a dump truck cheap plea lawyer don't go see David Cohn, you want a trial lawyer who is going to kick ass for you and use every resorce he can find to have the upper hand and be 10 steps ahead of everyone then go see David Cohn. I cant begin to describe how sharp this guy is, you can tell when he coming to a dead end or not getting anywhere in court or with the crown that he is already thinking of new plan of attack or simply bringing out his next move, and he does it with such ease and finesse that you never see him sweet or be intinamted or feel like he is inconfindent in your defence. He really knows how to approach every situation as if he's done it a million times.He is the Michael Jordan of criminal defence. Ultimately David Cohn had all my charged acquitted and withdrawn. I have used David a few more times after that and referred at least 3 people to him and everyone has had the same results. He's never lost for me or anyone I have sent him to, and that really show he does care about EVERY client no matter how big or small the case is. He takes every case serious that why his reputation follows him. David Cohn is at the top of his game and I would refer him again and again to anyone in trouble with the law. If you've already made a mistake and have been arrested don't make another mistake, HIRE DAVID COHN
03:39 28 Jan 15
I got a phone call from a York region police officer one Friday night asking if I would come into the station. For the next 8 months, my life was a nightmare. The police laid charges based on a complete fabrication of a story told to them by someone who made a complaint against me. And of course my side of the story didn't matter. So my career got sideswiped. So my life fell apart. So my reputation got thrown into the muck. I got put in touch with David Cohn that first Friday night. I hate to think what might have happened if I'd been referred to any other lawyer. Nobody would have fought as hard as David did for me. From the beginning, he was completely and totally on my side. He called the police station and spoke with the arresting officer. It was Friday night. He could have been doing anything else, but he cared enough to look in on his client who was sitting on a 3 foot bench in a tiny cell. A small point, but a meaningful one. In court he was composed and completely in control of the matter. It's his craft. That's the only way I can describe it. He is totally in control of his craft. Anyone can tell that. Anyone call tell just by watching him in court for 5 minutes that he's prolific at it, and that he's been doing it a long time. And I needed a lawyer who was prolific at his craft because my whole life depended on it. At first, the crown offered a deal but David understood that even what was being offered would devastate my life. He understood that I had to win the case. He said that it was a winnable case. I knew that the charges were a load of crap but I wanted to know that my case was winnable. David said that it was. I believed that after 30 years of cases, he knew a thing or two about what a winnable case was. I turned down the deal. At all times David was completely honest with me. I wanted it no other way. I trusted him fully because he knew what he was doing, and because I knew that at all times he was acting completely and totally in my best interest. Eventually David was able to show that the case against me was full of holes. The crown withdrew the charges. It took time, but David's calm manner helped me stay calm throughout. I was able to turn my life around. David wrote a letter to my employer. It helped. 2 years later things are a million years from that dark time for me. But of course some things stay with you for life. A tiny wood bench in an 8 foot cell stays with you. Having your life smashed to pieces by a bunch of crap stays with you. And having one person who stands like a giant on your side when it seems like the whole world is lined up across from you stays with you too. I recommend David Cohn to anyone who needs a criminal lawyer.
19:08 27 Jan 15
David Cohn is absolutely a brilliant lawyer . I had some serious drug charges and worked very hard with me and got me the best result I could possibly get . he definitely lives up to his reputation .we hit many brick walls during my case and most attorneys would be un motivated and want you to take a plea . David Cohn didn't do that in fact every brick wall or dead end we came to , he remained calm and came up with a different strategy. whether he needed time to think or came up with one on his feet . he always had an alternative to pleading guilty . I'm sue if I wanted to plea he would because he's my lawyer but when you hire David your hiring someone who is a trial lawyer at heart .he always came on time , well dressed, very sharp , and you could tell when he works his magic in the courtroom he's a veteran in his field . he was worth every penny and I would refer him to anyone and I would be comfortable having him represent me against any charge . hire this man if your looking for the best defense possible . *****