About Cilenti & Cooper 

Why Choose Cilenti & Cooper

Since 2009, Cilenti & Cooper, PLLC has helped thousands of individuals recover millions of dollars in unpaid wages and overtime compensation. Proper compensation in the workplace is crucial for realizing the American Dream. Regardless of nationality or immigration status, all individuals hired to work in this country have a fundamental right to be paid the proper amount of wages that the law affords. Cilenti & Cooper, PLLC is the leading wage firm in the New York metropolitan area.

The law requires fair pay and equal treatment in the workplace for all employees. The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is intended to protect workers from substandard wages and oppressive working hours and conditions. The FLSA mandates, among other things, that employers pay their employees certain minimum wages as well as time-and-one-half of the employee’s regular rate of pay for every hour worked over forty (40) in a workweek. Far too often employers are unaware of their legal obligations or are simply unwilling to comply with the law, and fail to provide their employees with “a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.”

At Cilenti & Cooper, PLLC, we provide personalized attention and the highest quality legal representation for each and every client, and work aggressively on behalf of our clients to ensure that they obtain the wages they have earned.

We can help you recover unpaid wages and salaries. Our lawyers specialize in wage and hour law, and can help you recover your unpaid overtime, minimum wages, salaries, and unlawfully withheld tips.


Justin Cilenti, Principal

Mr. Cilenti graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh with a double major in Political Science and Sociology. Thereafter, he received his law degree from Pace University School of Law where he earned the privilege of serving as an Articles Editor of the Pace International Law Review.

Peter H. Cooper, Principal

Mr. Cooper is the founding partner of the firm. He graduated from Vermont Law School with a J.D. in 1995, where he was an Editor of the Vermont Law Review. During his career as a litigator for over twenty (20) years, he has handled thousands of cases from inception through disposition.

Cilenti and Cooper provided great advice and built a strong case. Justin and Peter are talented, honest and experienced lawyers. They are available every day and responded to all of my questions— always promptly and professionally.

Daniel F.

New York City

The attorneys at Cilenti and Cooper are unique, genuine lawyers who go above and beyond. They treated me like family. I trust them to protect me and I am very pleased with the results in my case.

Maria C.

Yonkers, NY

I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My attorney fought hard for me and explained everything from beginning to end. I think the advice they provided was great and they worked hard to obtain a successful outcome faster than I thought possible.

Carlos G.

New Jersey