Building Relationships on Results

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 eight 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.Best Law Firms 2023 Although each of 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 a 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.

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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.

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Recent News & Updates

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Nicholas Cortese and Keegan Coughlin became Partners in the firm, effective January 1, 2023. Read More…

Coughlin & Gerhart Announces New Partners to Firm

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is pleased to announce that Kristen K. Luce was elected to the firm’s Executive Committee for a one year term, starting in January 2023. Read More…

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Kristen K. Luce, Esq. Elected to Executive Committee

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP has announced that the Firm’s Partners have elected Rachel A. Abbott as the Firm’s new Managing Partner. Read More…

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Named a 2023 Best Law Firm

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America© have named Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Best Law Firm for the Binghamton, New York region in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Litigation-Trust & Estates, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Real Estate Law, and Trusts & Estates Law. Read More…

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Named a 2023 Best Law Firm

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is proud to announce that 10 of its attorneys have been included in the 2022 Upstate Edition of New York SUPER LAWYERS. Only 5% of attorneys practicing in the Upstate New York region meet the criteria to be named to this prestigious list. In addition, 7 attorneys from the firm have been named as 2022 Upstate New York RISING STARS. No more than 2.5% of the attorneys in the state are named to the Rising Stars list. Read More…

List of Attorneys, listed in Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2022

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is proud to announce that thirteen of its lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. Read More…

Best Lawyers 2022

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is proud to announce that two of its lawyers were recently recognized by their peers as “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” when among other C&G attorneys, they were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023.Read More…

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950,000 Dollar Settlement

$950,000 settlement for the estate of an asbestos worker who was killed when a crane operator dropped a beam on him.

4.9 Million Dollar Verdict

$4.9 million verdict for a worker whose arm was amputated in a conveyor.

1.7 Million Dollar Verdict

$1.7 million verdict for a child who sustained a brain injury when a slide at a campground fell on him..

2.2 Million Dollar Settlement

$2.2 million settlement for a child whose pediatrician failed to diagnose a benign, operable brain tumor for 7 years leading to severe cognitive deficits.

325,000 Dollar Verdict

$325,000 verdict against accounting firm that failed to detect the theft of a bookkeeper, which led to a company’s bankruptcy.

435,000 Dollar Arbitration Award

$435,000 arbitration award for a company whose trade secrets were stolen by a would-be business partner.

825,000 Dollar Settlement

$825,000 settlement for serious spine injury in a motor vehicle accident.

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