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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Public Charge Rule to Go into Effect for Green Card Applicants: What This Means

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

In January, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to move forward with its proposal to deny green cards (or permanent legal status) to immigrants who could end up using certain public benefit programs such as food stamps, housing vouchers, and Medicaid. The court’s order lifted preliminary injunctions placed on the proposal, however, challenges… Read More »

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Is It Time to Correct What Has Resulted in A Massive Injustice for Criminal Defendants in Courts Around the Country Every Day?

By Mark I. Cohen, Esq. |

There is no question that the Supreme Court has essentially defined criminal defendants’ rights; from criminal proceedings to investigations, searches, arrests, interrogations, Fourth Amendment limitations on arrests, searches and seizures, Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, Sixth Amendment right to counsel, protections under the 14th Amendment, and more. From police officers having to inform suspects… Read More »

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Lawyers Of Distinction 2018


"... Mr. Cohen's effort... in everything he has done before the Court, is A-Plus... [R]ecently, in another case... [before me], the result he achieved for his client... was quite impressive." Honorable Kenneth M. Karas, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.


"So I have very sophisticated counsel here and, Mr. Cohen, [your client] is very fortunate in having you as his attorney, and I hope he appreciates that." – Quote from the Honorable Denise L. Cote, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, on May 9, 2014.


"As Mark Cohen, a defense lawyer who has tried cases throughout the city and was a prosecutor in the Bronx, pointed out, there is a saying among defense lawyers in New York." – As provided in the New York Times City Room Blog.

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