Fredrick S. (Rick) Cohen

Top rated family law attorney in Sacramento, California

Law Office of Fredrick S. Cohen
Fredrick S. (Rick) Cohen
Law Office of Fredrick S. Cohen

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1989

Education: University of California Davis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Law Office of Fredrick S. Cohen

2020 Hurley Way
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825 Visit website


Since founding the Law Offices of Fredrick S. Cohen in 1996, Mr. Cohen has dedicated himself to guiding families through some of the most trying experiences of their lives. He provides family law representation to people in Sacramento, Rocklin, Roseville and Granite Bay, California, as well as throughout Sacramento and Placer counties. Having over 25 years of experience, Mr. Cohen has handled a range of simple and complex family law matters involving issues including divorce, property division, same-sex marriage, child custody and support, unmarried parents, and domestic violence and neglect.

A certified family law specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Cohen is compassionate to his clients' situations. He strives to provide them with the supportive assistance they need and deserve. Mr. Cohen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan before going on to attend the University of California Davis School of Law. From there, he received a Juris Doctor in 1989.

Mr. Cohen's commitment to providing quality representation helped him to receive an Avvo "Superb" rating. He listens to his clients' needs and goals, and he tailors his approach based on their circumstances and wishes. When people are hoping to maintain their relationships, he works to achieve an amicable resolution, but he is prepared to advocate for his client's rights if the other side will not negotiate in good faith.

Staying active in the legal community, Mr. Cohen regularly shares his knowledge with other legal professionals as a presenter at continuing education programs. He currently serves on the executive committee for the Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association and as a board member for the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Marital property, Same sex family law, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 1989, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Judge Pro Tem, 2004 - present, Sacramento County Superior Court - Family Law Settlement Department
  • Sacramento County Superior Court, Minor's Counsel Panel, 2006 - present
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee, Minor's Counsel Training, 2007 - 2008
  • Judge Pro Tem, 2008 - present, Placer County Superior Court (Family Law Trials - 2009 - present; Family Law Short Cause Hearing Calendars - 2009 - present; Family Law Settlement Departments - 2008 - present)
  • Small Claims Court Minor's Counsel Panel, Sacramento County Superior Court
  • Sacramento County Bar Association Attorney/Client Relations Committee, Fee Arbitrator 1995 - present
  • Board of Directors, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Sacramento Area Chapter Judge Pro Tem, 1993 - 1999
  • Sacramento County Superior Court, Judicial Arbitrator 1996 - present
  • Advisory Committee, Voluntary Legal Services Program, 1996 - 1998
  • Board of Directors: Alzheimer's Association - Greater Sacramento Area Chapter, 1993-1997; 1997-April 1999
  • Judge Pro Tem, 1995 - present, Sacramento County Superior Court, Small Claims Court
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Frequently presents continuing education programs on Family Law and Family Law Litigation
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1989
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Attorney/Client Relations Committee, 1995 - Present
  • Sacramento County Superior Court Fee Arbitrator, 1996 - Present
  • Family Law Section of SCBA, Executive Committee, 1997 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Children's Counsel Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, Vice-Chair, 2007 - 2011
  • Sacramento County Superior Court Judicial Arbitrator, 2006 - Present
  • Association of Family Law Specialists, Board Member, 2007 - Present
  • Family Law Settlement Departments, 2008 - Present
  • Family Law Short Cause Hearing Calendars, 2009 - Present
  • Placer County Superior Court, Family Law Trials, 2009 - Present
  • Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, Custody Sub-Committee, 2008 - 2011
  • Chair, Family Law Section, Sacramento County Bar Association, 2015
  • Sacramento County Superior Court, Family Law Settlement Department , Judge Pro Tem, 2004 - Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Legal Specialization
Educational Background:
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Sophomore Honors Award, Major: Political Science, 1986

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“He is one of the most knowledgeable family law attorneys in the area and is always willing to share his knowledge.”

“He is very knowledgeable about the law and is generous in sharing his knowledge and experience with other attorneys.”

Office location for Fredrick S. (Rick) Cohen

2020 Hurley Way
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 916-900-1126


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

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