Welcome to Coughlin & Gerhart

Greater Binghamton Area Law Firm with Attorneys & Lawyers Serving New York State & Northern Pennsylvania

Our law firm proudly traces its lineage through its founding predecessors back to the 1890s, and in the nearly 120 years that have followed, we have become one of the most established firms in New York, its Southern Tier, and more recently, Northern Pennsylvania. We offer numerous highly experienced and skilled attorneys, diverse practice areas to meet your expected and unanticipated legal needs, and a core belief that everyone who seeks the services of a lawyer deserves to be treated as a priority, from the time they meet with us in an initial consultation to when their legal matter is resolved.

Our firm has grown to include seven offices in New York and Pennsylvania, but as we continue to grow, we remain committed to our founding principles as a law firm focused upon client relationships and our dedication to fully meeting the needs of our individual, business, and municipal clients.

The Coughlin & Gerhart Difference

Clients who retain our counsel discover the advantages of working with a firm that handles the matters reflected in our diverse practice areas, including business & banking law; oil & gas law; litigation & civil and criminal trials; accidents & personal injury; labor & employment law; workers’ compensation & social security disability; trusts, estates, & elder law; real estate law; and public, municipal, and education law — just to name a few. Although each of Best Lawyers 2017 our practice areas encompass their own complex array of statutory and case law, they also frequently build off one another, and having a firm with attorneys who collaborate throughout the firm and across all offices often provides added value for our clients.

More than a dozen of our attorneys have been recognized for their skill and experience by being selected for inclusion in various yearly editions of the Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers–Upstate New York Edition, and Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition publications. We have also been repeatedly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a "Tier 1" law firm in its Best Lawyers®–"Best Law Firms" regional ranking in number of practice areas. Our peer attorneys have also rated Coughlin & Gerhart attorneys as "AV Preeminent®" through the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings process, a rating defined as "a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence." We are also a proud member of The International Society of Primerus Law Firms, an international network of top-rated, independent law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality.

As one of the larger firms in the region, we have also acquired the kind of access to experts and other resources that can truly make a difference when a client’s most important legal interests are at stake. While these advantages are among our notable attributes, we believe our commitment to fostering a personal relationship with each of our clients, from the moment they walk through our office doors, is one of the defining characteristics of Coughlin & Gerhart that our clients truly value. Discover the C&G difference. We look forward to building a legal relationship together that starts with you.

Paul F. Eaton Jr., Esq. and Carl A. Griffith, Esq. of Sidney join Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

Mark Gorgos, Managing Partner of Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, has announced that Paul F. Eaton Jr. and Carl A. Griffith of Sidney will be joining Coughlin & Gerhart effective January 1, 2017.

Eaton and Griffith will join Coughlin & Gerhart in an "Of Counsel" role and will be located at the firm’s branch office at 29 N. Main Street in Bainbridge, along with partners Beth Westfall and Meiying Austin, currently the primary attorneys at the Bainbridge branch.

The law firm of Eaton & Griffith has been providing legal services to Sidney area residents and businesses since 1973. According to Eaton, "For over 43 years, we have had the privilege and good fortune to practice law in the Tri-Town area. We are confident that our new affiliation will achieve our goals of securing continuity and consistency in providing quality legal services to our clients." Griffith added "We are both looking forward to our new association with Coughlin & Gerhart and anticipate a smooth transition as we go forward."

The alliance between Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP and the Eaton & Griffith firm means additional experience in real estate, estate planning, elder law, trust and estate administration and municipal law. Clients in the Tri-Town area will also benefit from the support of the entire firm and its full range of legal experience.

"We are honored that such fine lawyers as Paul Eaton and Carl Griffith would look to us for this new affiliation" said Mark Gorgos, the firm’s Managing Partner. "They will certainly strengthen and enhance our long-term presence in the Tri-Town area."

C&G Recognized as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association

Group PhotoCoughlin & Gerhart, LLP is recognized among an elite group of organizations as a 2015 Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This award comes as a result of the Firm’s efforts to maintain a health conscious work environment and culture of wellness. Coughlin & Gerhart, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, promotes workplace wellness and understands its role in improving the wellbeing of their employees and the legal services that they provide.