Hard Working Lawyers for Hard Working People

Hard Working Lawyers
Hard Working People

Choose Your New Jersey Attorney Carefully

In Litigation, You Don't Get a Second Chance.

If you need legal representation due to a serious injury or disability, the law firm of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo can help. Our firm excels at representing people just like you who are injured at work, who have been seriously injured in an accident, or who are disabled and unable to work.

With exceptional legal credentials and experience, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo handles workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, and Social Security disability claims, covering Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem counties. We have chosen to focus our practice exclusively in the three areas of workers’ comp, personal injury, and Social Security disability, so that we are able to dedicate our time and energies where we can do the most good for our clients.

Determined to providing the highest quality of legal service available, the firm’s lawyers and staff share a passion for winning and have a track record to prove it. We have an uncompromised commitment to every client we represent. The Petro Cohen team of lawyers in our three practice areas have more than 200 years of combined experience and have the knowledge and skills to help you get all the benefits you rightfully deserve.

Select Excellence. Every member of our firm is a dedicated professional whose sole mission is the success of your case. We measure our success solely by your success. Expect to be treated with the highest level of professionalism every step of the way in our representation of you.

Remember...In Litigation, You Don't Get a Second Chance. Choose the firm with the credentials, experience, and track record to get the results you deserve.

Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation

When you are injured at work, you need a qualified attorney by your side to ensure that you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled. The hard working attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo take great pride in helping hard working people just like you. Our team has consistently been recognized as one of New Jersey’s leading firms in workers’ comp, and has the knowledge, skills, and proven ability to make sure that workers' compensation works for you. We have more than 100 years of combined experience, having successfully handled thousands of litigated workers' compensation cases throughout NJ. We solve problems. We get results.

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Personal Injury

At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we take personal injury personally. Our highly trained attorneys and staff will take the time to carefully listen to your individual story, working hard to obtain settlements for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, and to help bring you closure. The personal injury team at Petro Cohen has handled thousands of personal injury cases with successful outcomes for our clients. Whether you need assistance with auto injuries, construction litigation, premises liability, or any other area of personal injury, you can be sure you will receive the dedication, respect, and focus you should expect from your legal representation.

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Social Security Disability

The Social Security disability department at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo can assist you with applying for benefits and assist you if your claim has been denied. If you believe you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits, our team can help you with every step of the process. Whether filing a claim for the first time, whether Social Security has initially denied your claim and you need to file for a Request for Reconsideration, and, of course, our firm will vigorously represent you when it is necessary to request a hearing to obtain your benefits. As with all of our cases, our goal is to ensure a smooth and successful outcome.

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Satisfied Clients


Years of combined experience


One of the best ways to determine whether a law firm can assist you is by hearing what other clients have to say about their experience with the firm. At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we feel our clients tell our story best and encourage you to take the time to check out the many testimonials our clients have graciously provided, including the video testimonials.

I am absolutely ecstatic about how Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo handled everything – from the SSD case to my workers’ comp cases. After having a wonderful home, a great job and a company expense account – I had lost everything and was forced to file for bankruptcy. Petro Cohen saved my life! Read more

John C.

Word of mouth at work was that Frank Petro was the best so I went to him. It ended up being true – he did so good by me…I couldn’t be happier. The entire office makes you feel at home – you just don’t get that anywhere else. They call Frank Petro the “pit bull”…I call him the “great white shark”! When he sees something, he goes right after it. He tore up the defendants in court! Read more

Jack M.

Our experience with Barry and his assistant, Chris, was great. There were very pleasant to work with…I can’t say enough good things! They impressed us…especially how quickly he settled everything and to the maximum effect! We were able to avoid court altogether. Read more

Phil R.

I would strongly advise anyone that has a workers’ compensation case to seek the help of Mr. Petro and his firm, particularly if yours is a complicated case as mine was. You need someone who knows the workers’ compensation system! Everyone at Petro Cohen was great to work with from the attorneys to the receptionist. Pure class! Read more

Rose K.


Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo is one of New Jersey's most respected workers' compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability law firms. The attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo have a well-earned reputation for excellence, and, as dedicated professionals, share a common mission to provide you with the best possible outcome in your situation.

We take great pride in the accolades bestowed upon our attorneys and firm. Since 2011, the firm has been named among Best Law Firms in America® for Workers' Compensation. Two of our attorneys have received the highest rating (A/V) from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading referral service (the A/V rating is only for lawyers considered the top in their field). Since 1995, Frank Petro has been named every year on the Best Lawyers in America® list for Workers' Compensation. Additionally, three of our attorneys have repeatedly been named to the NJ Super Lawyers® list, recognized in both the Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury practice areas. Two of our attorneys also have Superb ratings on AVVO (a lawyer Web directory), which are the highest possible ratings available through AVVO.

At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we consistently strive to provide our clients with the highest possible level of personal service. We take the time to listen to our clients, to understand their specific situation and what they are going through, to consider their goals, and to thoroughly answer any questions they may have.

In addition to reading our many client testimonials, we encourage you to learn more about our attorneys by clicking on the following links:

Best Law Firms 2019 Peer Review Rated 2018 Preeminent AV 2018 Best Lawyers
Peer Review Rated 2015

AV Preeminent - Highest Possible Rating in Both
Legal Ability & Ethical Standards

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View Award for Richard W. Gaeckle
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When you need legal help because of a workers' comp injury, a serious personal injury, or a disability requiring you to pursue Social Security, don't take chances. Select Excellence! The track record, qualifications, and credentials of your lawyer can make all the difference between success and failure. Choose the law firm and attorneys you can trust, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo.

With offices in Northfield (Atlantic City), Cherry Hill, Cape May Court House, and the Hamilton Township (Trenton) area, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo serves communities throughout New Jersey. For your convenience, you can contact all four of our offices Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM. Our Web site is open 24/7 with Live Chat available and you may e-mail us at any time at info@petrocohen.com There is also an answering service on call at all times. If your situation makes it unable for you to come into the office, an attorney may be able to come to you.

Remember, there is NEVER a fee for a consultation with our attorneys. In fact, we only get paid if you get paid. As our proven track record shows, we will fight hard to win your case and ensure you receive all the benefits to which you may be entitled.

We welcome you to take advantage of a free consultation at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo. Call today at (888) 675-7607 to set up an appointment, so that we can discuss your situation and learn how we can help you and your family. If you prefer, fill out the contact form below and someone will promptly respond.

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