Michael Cohen

6 reviews Atlanta, Georgia
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy & Finance
    • Consumer Credit
  • Real Estate
    • Landlord and Tenant

Michael J. Cohen, a  highly-rated and reputable attorney in Atlanta, provides legal services that are proven to be results-driven for over 40 years. As the sole attorney of his firm, Northside Law Center, Mr. Cohen gives his clients the confidence that their legal issues will be expertly handled and will be given the individual attention and service they deserve.

Northside Law Center offers a wide range of legal assistance in the field of business law but he specializes in landlord and tenant law; defense of consumers/debtors in credit and collection related matters; collection services for both individuals and commercial clients; defense of collection agencies; and even traffic violations.

Mr. Cohen believes that showing kindness and empathy is key in dealing with all his clients and what made him successful. In an interview, Mr Cohen stated, “I’ve been around a long time and I’ve seen a lot of things. I believe in kindness. I think that really is a key in dealing with people. I can’t make everybody happy, but I try to handle everybody with kindness.”

He has learned to work with various clients since he has been practicing as an attorney in 1972, which taught him the value of listening. He now prospers in the field of law after serving numerous clients for over 40 years. You can expect from this passionate lawyer to do his job well by telling clients his honest thoughts and managing his clients’ expectations on the possible outcome.

Life and Recognitions

Mr. Cohen’s passion to be a legal advocate for clients first started in while studying at the  Emory University and The University of Georgia School of Law where he graduated in 1972.

He has maintained an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is well-known to be the highest recognition in the legal industry for his professionalism and work ethics. In addition, he has also been a part-time Fulton County Magistrate involving small claims, landlord tenant, and preliminary hearings in criminal cases.

Areas of Service and Law

Individuals with legal disputes or needing legal assistance from all over Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Cobb Counties, and throughout the Buckhead and Sandy Springs, Georgia can come to the Northside Law Center. Mr. Cohen assists clients in various cases especially those that are dealing landlord and tenant disputes.

Most of his successful cases involve residential and commercial property disputes.  This includes court matters between between landlords and tenants. One of the most interesting cases he’s dealt with involves a landlord who went to the Superior Court and took out an “ex parte” domestic violence case against the tenants which caused the  tenants ejected from their home without a hearing.

The legal process of evicting someone requires filing a proper eviction action and may require a hearing. However, this landlord filed an action claiming that the tenant was a family member, which they weren’t, and had the tenants evicted  in the middle of the night. Mr. Cohen fought that battle and got a successful court ruling.


I’ve been around a long time and I've seen a lot of things. I believe in kindness. I think that really is a key in dealing with people. I can't make everybody happy, but I try to handle everybody with kindness.

Michael Cohen, Northside Law Center, LLC

His Personal Motivation

Although Mr. Cohen did not have any inspiration when he first started law school, he is always focused on helping people. He listens to his clients and wants to help them resolve their cases. Prior to bringing a case to the court, he always tries to mediate and settle the case for both parties. This often leads to all parties getting something that they want and works for them.

What sets Mr. Cohen apart from his peers is that he sets expectations for his clients. He stresses that clients need to know what to expect, in order for a legal issue to be handled the right way.

Does He Recommend Using LegalMatch?

Mr. Cohen likes the idea that technology and the internet is just out there. You just have to ask the right questions to reach out. He thinks that is why LegalMatch works. He believes it is a good system because it can help people find an attorney who can assist them with their legal problem.

On the attorney’s side, LegalMatch gives lawyers like him the exposure and better chances of matching with people whose needs fit his areas of expertise. He likes the process because it gives enough details for lawyers to be able to see it’s the right kind of case for them.

At Northside Law Center, you can be assured that your issues will be well understood and listened to. Contact Northside Law Center today or call 404-303-2733 for a free initial phone consultation.

Reviews (6)
  • Posted by Marion Taylor Feb 15, 2019
  • Posted by Adrian Verwayne Dec 30, 2018
  • Posted by Katherine Cortes Nov 30, 2018
  • Posted by Randy Delaney Nov 19, 2018

    This was clearly a pleasant experience, Michael was really phenomenon, and saved my family and I from a stressful situation. The confidence he exuded was really what I looked for an attorney, and found that in Michael. His vast knowledge of the law, and his calming demeanor was priceless.. His communication, and updates, were timely, and it allowed me to go about my normal business knowing that the matter was being handled. A great attorney, and a job well done, I would highly recommend Michael to anyone in need of legal representation. My situation was resolved when the other party saw that I had more than adequate representation, I know that in the future, should I need an attorney, or should someone ask me to recommend an attorney, it will be Michael Cohen.

  • Posted by Ken NeAL Jul 23, 2018
  • Posted by james freeman Jun 17, 2018

    Could not be more satisfied with his representation

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