About our Representatives
After earning his juris doctorate degree, Spencer started out working as a law clerk specializing in probate law. Then one day he learned of a woman who had been fired for doing nothing more than becoming pregnant. She was in desperate need of help for an upcoming unemployment hearing, but Spencer’s bosses refused to take her case because it wasn’t sufficiently lucrative. Spencer volunteered to take the case as an unemployment representative and won.
This experience was an eye-opener. Spencer suddenly realized that he could make a big difference in the lives of thousands of people who are underdogs and have no expert battling for them. This led Spencer to leave his firm and represent claimants at unemployment hearings across the country.
Since he made that choice, Spencer has devoted himself to unemployment law, representing more than 18,000 individual workers over a career spanning 20 years (and counting).
Spencer’s clients include every profession: executives, secretaries, doctors, nurses, policemen, teachers, software programmers, sanitation workers, accountants, athletes, and more.
Regardless of a client’s field, Spencer uses his expertise in unemployment law to fight for their rights. If he/she illegally harassed or discriminated against, he’ll make sure the offending employer compensates them. And if they are fired or forced to quit, he’ll battle for their unemployment benefits.
Spencer’s practice is based in South Florida, but he’s appeared as an unemployment law expert on such national media as NBC’s The Tonight Show, CNN, FOX News, and Sirius Satellite Radio.
“Beat the Boss-Win in the Workplace” – Author Spencer Cohn
It’s shocking how little most of us know about the fundamental rules for workplace survival. Few people truly understand how to hang onto their jobs, how to effectively respond to threats to their jobs, or what to do if their main source of income is abruptly terminated.
Steven D. Patterson, Esquire, has been a licensed attorney since 1993 and has focused his practice on employment discrimination complaints filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended and Unemployment Compensation Appeals. Mr. Patterson is a former Unemployment Compensation Appeals Administrative Law Judge and during his tenure as a Judge he presided over an average of 1500 hearing per calendar year. It was during this time that Mr. Patterson met Spencer and developed their close working relationship. Mr. Patterson left the bench to return to representing employees wrongfully terminated by their employers and together Mr. Cohn and Mr. Patterson have forged their strong working relationship providing unmatched representation to Claimants seeking to obtain and retain their rightful unemployment compensation benefits.
* Licensed attorney in California.