IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP LAW
The Immigration Law Center of Cohen, Fluhr & Gonzalez, P.C. meets the needs of individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the United States and abroad seeking assistance in all immigration related matters. The firm focuses on both Employment and Family-based Immigration Law. Being a full service immigration practice, the firm also provides representation in removal/deportation proceedings, employer sanctions cases, and asylum applications.
SOCIAL SECURITY/ SSI DISABILITY LAWÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Cohen, Fluhr & Gonzalez, P.C. represents individuals who are contemplating applying for or have been denied Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits. Our professional staff works closely with each individual client to provide advice and protect your rights throughout this challenging process. No fee is charged in Social Security/SSI disability cases until we win the case.
With more than 50 years combined experience, Cohen, Fluhr & Gonzalez, P.C. is committed to providing the highest quality legal services at reasonable fees to all of our clients.Â Client satisfaction is our number one goal.Â Â Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cohen, Fluhr & Gonzalez, P.C. represents clients throughout the U.S. as well as abroad.Â Our attorneys have gained praise for their creative solutions and compassion shown in each case.Â Our commitment to client service is demonstrated by:
Sound Judgment and Practical Advice
Sensitivity to Client Concerns
Good Working Relationships with Government Agencies
We recognize the importance of building and maintaining working relationships and the need for communication and support throughout the legal process. Our team of attorneys and professional staff are committed to the success of your case.
1608 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
Ms. Cohen practices exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law. She has been a practicing attorney since 1989. Ms. Cohen's practice includes a full spectrum of business and individual immigration clients including multinational corporations, information technology companies, healthcare institutions and academic and research organizations.
Early in her career as a private practitioner, Ms. Cohen established the Immigration Law Center in Philadelphia. The Center serves as a resource to the community on immigration matters. Ms. Cohen has written and lectured extensively on immigration at both the university level and for corporate clients who continue to seek information on the growing implication immigration has on their business and human resource needs.
Prior to completing law school in 1988, Ms. Cohen served as a Foreign Student Advisor at Temple University in Philadelphia and was a Legal Assistant at the Immigration Law Firm of Orlow, Rubin, Steel and Rudnick. She also served as an Immigration Caseworker at the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia and in 1982 was accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals to represent individuals before the Immigration and Naturalization Service. In 1992, she and Charles M. Honeyman, Esq., who has since been appointed a U.S. Immigration Judge, formed Cohen & Honeyman, a full service immigration practice. Subsequently, she joined her practice with Fluhr & González, P .C. where she now leads The Immigration Law Center of Cohen, Fluhr & González, P.C.
Professional and Community affiliations:
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Board Member of HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia
B.A., University of Pennsylvania in Anthropology and Asian Studies
J.D., Temple University School of Law.
Ms. González practices law in the areas of Immigration and Social Security Disability. She has been a practicing attorney since 1981. Prior to the formation of Cohen, Fluhr & Gonzalez, P.C., she was a partner in the law firm of Fluhr & González, a bilingual (Spanish/English) firm, where she practiced primarily in the areas of Social Security/SSI Disability and Workers' Compensation. In 1999, Fluhr & González merged with Emily M. Cohen & Associates to form Cohen, Fluhr & Gonzalez, P.C. where she was appointed Managing Partner.
Ms. González is a prominent member of the Hispanic Community in Philadelphia. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Advocacy of Temple University School of Law, and she has lectured to various professional and community organizations regarding Immigration and Social Security Disability.
Professional and Community Affiliations:
Co-Chair of the Social Security Disability Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)
Philadelphia Bar Association
Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (former Vice President).
Former Member of the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association
Former President of the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations (Concilio), the oldest Latino community based organization in Pennsylvania
Juris Doctor, Rutgers University Law School (Newark, NJ)
Master of Arts, City University of New York (New York, NY)
Bachelor of Arts, Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX)
Ms. Fluhr practices in the area of Social Security Disability law primarily handling appellate work at the administrative and Federal Court level. Prior to graduating from law school in 1980, Ms. Fluhr worked as a paralegal for Community Legal Services (CLS) in Philadelphia. Upon completion of law school she returned to CLS, where she spent the first four years of her career as a staff attorney. Ms. Fluhr subsequently created a solo practice concentrating in Social Security Disability claims. She and Sanjuanita González then formed the partnership, Fluhr & González combining their expertise related to Social Security Disability issues. They joined Emily Cohen in forming Cohen, Fluhr & González P.C. in 1999.
Ms. Fluhr has lectured on matters pertaining to Social Security Disability for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) and for the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. She also served as an attorney trainer for the Philadelphia Bar Association's Volunteers for the Indigent Program helping to prepare advocates for SSI claimants.
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
J.D. from the Temple University School of Law
B.A. in History and Spanish from Williams College in Massachusetts
Study at the University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Ms. Pinillos has concentrated exclusively in immigration law and has served as a dedicated advocate for our immigration clients for the last nine years. In additional to handling family and employment-based cases, she represents our clients before the Immigration Courts handling a wide range of litigation matters.
Ms. Pinillos received her Bachelor's in French and Political Science from the University of Michigan. She received her Juris Doctor from American University's Washington College of Law, graduating cum laude in 1999.
As part of her legal education, Ms. Pinillos was a student attorney for the International Human Rights Law Clinic where she handled immigration and human rights cases. During her third year of law school, she clerked at the Washington, DC immigration law firm of Maggio & Kattar, P.C. She was Co-Chair of the Hispanic Law Student Association.
Ms. Pinillos is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Mr. Dye represents individuals with claims for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits at the administrative and Federal Court level. He has been a practicing attorney since 1995. Prior to working for Cohen, Fluhr & González, Mr. Dye practiced Social Security Disability law in Texas for six years. He has also handled civil litigation and appellate work. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Texas.
Mr. Dye received his B.A. in English from the Ohio State University and his law degree from Southern Methodist University. He holds a Master's Degree in English from the University of North Texas.
Mr. Dye is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Mr. Pèrez represents individuals seeking Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Prior to joining Cohen, Fluhr, & Gonzàlez Mr. Pèrez practiced Criminal, Family, and Personal Injury law in California and Pennsylvania. He has been practicing law since 2006 and is licensed in both California and Pennsylvania. He is a 2006 graduate of Temple University James A. Beasley School of Law, and a 2000 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Pérez is fluent in Spanish.