The firm also demonstrates its commitment to public service by accepting a variety of legal cases on a pro bono basis through Connecticut Legal Services and other sources. In order to encourage our attorneys to participate, Cohen and Wolf awards billable hour credit for time that our attorneys work on pro bono matters.
Cohen and Wolf attorneys have taken on pro bono matters involving civil rights, family law, landlord tenant issues and even represented an individual in connection with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
In 2016, the Judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut honored Attorney David Dobin of Cohen and Wolf with the 2016 Pro Bono Award for his representation of prison inmates asserting their rights under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
Cohen and Wolf also participated in a nationwide effort to provide free legal assistance to 25 Holocaust survivors who had worked in European Ghettos in obtaining reparations from the German government. For those involved, it was a rewarding experience and an opportunity to be a part of history by helping those who suffered so many years ago at the hands of the Nazi Regime.
For over 20 years, Cohen and Wolf attorneys have been working with Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County, providing free legal services and facilitating the transfer of the new homes to participating families. In that time, Cohen and Wolf has helped more than 100 families realize their dreams of homeownership.