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Fredrick S. Cohen







Fredrick S. (Rick) Cohen is a Certified Family Law Specialist (State Bar of California Legal Specialization). Mr. Cohen’s practice includes full-service family law litigation as well as associating in as lead trial counsel to assist other attorneys with depositions, settlement conferences, and trials. Rick is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) and he is the 2015 Chair of the Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association. He frequently presents continuing education programs on family law and family law litigation. Mr. Cohen received his law degree from U.C. Davis and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • High Asset Property Division
  • Spousal Support

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Certified by State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • JD - 1989
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1986
    • Honors: Sophomore Honors Award
    • Major: Political Science


  • Victoria Linder
  • Diane Wasznicky
  • Myrlys Stockdale
  • Kristine Cummings


  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers

Professional Associations

  • Association of Family Law Specialists, Board Member, 2007 to Present
  • Family Law Section of SCBA, Executive Committee, 1997 to Present
  • Children's Counsel Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, Vice-Chair, 2007 to 2011
  • Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, Custody Sub-Committee, 2008 to 2011
  • American Inns of Court, Present
  • Placer County Superior Court, Family Law Trials, 2009 to Present
  • Family Law Short Cause Hearing Calendars, 2009 to Present
  • Family Law Settlement Departments, 2008 to Present
  • Sacramento County Superior Court, Family Law Settlement Department , Judge Pro Tem, 2004 to Present
  • Sacramento County Superior Court Judicial Arbitrator, 2006 to Present
  • Sacramento County Superior Court Fee Arbitrator, 1996 to Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Attorney/Client Relations Committee, 1995 to Present

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Peta Lewis Hellisey, Principal Litigator, 1995 to 1996
  • Hennelly & Grossfeld, Associate Attorney, 1989 to 1995

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee, Minor's Counsel Training, 2007 to 2008
  • Advisory Committee, Voluntary Legal Services Program, 1996 to 1998
  • Board of Directors, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Sacramento Area Chapter Judge Pro Tem, 1993 to 1999
  • Small Claims Court Minor's Counsel Panel, Sacramento County Superior Court, Present

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