“Our firm doesn’t handle cases—it represents people with real families.” At the Law Offices of Gary I. Cohen, Gary Cohen and his staff of two associate attorneys devote themselves to the entire range of problems and issues that stem from the divorce process. Long selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Cohen is known as much for his compassion for his clients and adversaries as he is his legal acuity, and this is a personal quality that is shared by every member of the firm.
He is a past president of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the Connecticut chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, as well as one of only 100 diplomates of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Though his courtroom skills and his ability in examining and cross-examining adverse witnesses and experts is a much celebrated facet of his expertise, it is his humanistic approach to the often complex and highly personal matters surrounding divorce that has defined his reputation. Litigation prowess aside, Cohen considers trial to be a last resort, preferring to seek to preserve the relationships and assets involved with a good faith negotiation based on an in-depth understanding of the issues involved. “The ideal settlement in a divorce case is a win-win, but you really need to take the time and trouble to understand the dynamics of a particular family, instead of trying to fit all clients into a preconceived mold of what’s right,” he says.