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Thelma Cohen

3852 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena CA 91107
(626) 795-0681

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Potter Cohen & Samulon

Pasadena Office
3852 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone: (626) 795-0681
Fax: (626) 795-0725

Social Security Disability Law Workers Compensation Family Law Criminal Defense Attorneys Potter, Cohen & Samulon Pasadena California CA Lawyers Welcome to Potter, Cohen & Samulon. Since 1960, we have offered quality legal representation to the greater Los Angeles area in a variety of practice areas. Our lawyers represent people throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, the Pomona Valley, and the San Gabriel Valley. Communities we frequently service include Pomona, Upland, Pasadena, San Dimas, Whittier, Alhambra, Monrovia, Duarte, LaVerne, and San Bernardino.

Potter, Cohen & Samulon is a dynamic law firm with offices located in Pasadena and Upland, California.  From our offices, our attorneys regularly counsel, advise, and represent people from all communities in the San Gabriel Valley and the Pomona Valley, including Pasadena, Upland, Pomona, San Gabriel, San Dimas, Whittier, Alhambra, Monrovia, Duarte, LaVerne, and other cities in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

Our lawyers provide skilled legal service in the areas including:

  • Social Security - Disability - Working through the maze of the Social Security System is confusing and frustrating. Our attorneys have years of experience representing individuals who seek disability benefits and need the assistance of attorneys who understand this complex process. Heavy with rules, legislation, and procedures, sometimes those who require benefits can fall through the cracks of the System. Our attorneys stay with your claim until is has been fully reviewed and, if necessary appealed.

  • Workers' Compensation - Our attorneys represent employees who are injured on the job in claims for lost wages and medical treatment expenses against private industry, state and local government employers, and their workers' compensation insurers. We handle issues dealing with defenses, fraud, subrogation, and appeals.

  • Family Law - Our firm handles a full range of Family Law matters including divorce, alimony and spousal support, premarital agreements, paternity, custody and visitation, and domestic violence and neglect. You need the expertise of a firm with the knowledge and sensitivity to deal with special problems that may arise during family law matters. We have years of experience to help you reach the best outcome for yourself and your family.

  • Criminal Defense - Our firm has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses. We handle all types of criminal cases, including minor infractions and misdemeanors and the most serious felony indictments, such as, drug violations, theft and grand larceny, white-collar fraud, embezzlement, and RICO offenses and murder. We handle charges at the state and Federal levels.

If you need the assistance of an attorney who will provide you with personal service and experienced, effective representation, contact us today and get the results your legal matter deserves.

Please Call: 626-795-0681

About Thelma Cohen

Thelma S. Cohen
Potter, Cohen & Samulon
3852 East Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107-3940
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Phone: (626) 795-0681
Fax: (626) 795-0725
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Thelma S. Cohen has been with the firm since the 1970s and has practiced law since 1975.  She works with clients who need representation in matters of social security disability and workers' compensation.  Ms. Cohen is admitted to practice in California, the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, the U.S. District Court Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California, and the U.S. Supreme Court.    

Ms. Cohen has also lectured to the California Applicant Attorneys Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives in matters of Social Security disability and workers' compensation.  She has served as Chair to the Los Angeles County Bar Social Security Section and as Board Member of the Pasadena Lawyer Referral Service.  

Ms. Cohen obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  She also attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned and A.B. in History.

Current Employment Position(s):
Areas Of Practice:
Social Security -- Disability
Workers' Compensation Law
Bar Admissions:
California, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1975
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1975
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1975
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1975
U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California

University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Major: History

Representative Cases:
Graham v. WCAB, 210 Cal.App.3d 499 (CA Ct. App. 1989)
Maounis v. Heckler, 738 F.2d 1032 (CA 9 1984)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, NOSSCR, 1998
Trial of the Social Security Case, CAAA (California Applicant Attorneys Association), 1999
Professional Associations and Memberships:
LA County Bar Social Security Section, 1993 - 1994
Pasadena Lawyer Referral Service, 1983 - 1991
Board Member
Pro Bono Activities:
Temple Israel of Hollywood, Board Member & V.P., 1994 - 2000
Birth Information:
1950, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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