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 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.Best Law Firms 2022 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

Best Lawyers 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 2023

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…

Coughlin & Gerhart Attorneys Honored for Service

On May 11, 2022, Cheryl I. Sacco, a partner with the Law Firm of Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP received the Stanley B. Reiter Award at the Broome County Bar Association Annual Law Day. On the same date, Coughlin & Gerhart attorney Joseph J. Steflik was honored for his longstanding service to the legal profession and as a member of the Association for over 50 years!  Read More…


Paul J. Sweeney, Esq., of Counsel at Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, was recently recognized by BLR publications for general excellence in the newsletter category. Read More…

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, Real Estate Law, and Trusts & Estates Law. The Firm has also received the Best Law Firms distinction as a Metropolitan Tier 2 Best Law Firm in the areas of Arbitration, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), and Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. Read More…

Lori Grumet Schapiro | Angelo D. Catalano

C&G is honored to announce that C&G attorneys Lori Schapiro and Angelo Catalano recently received awards at the Broome County Bar Association’s (BCBA) Annual Law Day Dinner, held on September 23, 2021.
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Best Lawyers 2022
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is pleased to announce that Mark S. Gorgos, Paul J. Sweeney, Robert R. Jones, Beth E. Westfall, Jeffrey A. Brown, Rachel A. Abbott, Kurt Schrader and Joseph J. Steflik, Jr. have been included in the 2021 Upstate Edition of New York Super Lawyers. Attorneys Brady L. Begeal, Keith A. Gorgos, Zachary D. Morahan, Angelo D. Catalano, Nicholas S. Cortese, Nathan D. VanWhy, Michael C. Perehenic, Jr. and Shannon E. Kane were also named to the list of Rising Stars.Read More…

Congratulations to Coughlin & Gerhart’s Of Counsel Attorney, Anna Holmberg, who was inducted into the Community Foundation’s Door Opener Society. Read More…


On May 13, 2021 the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce held their 57th Annual Dinner and Meeting where they announced the 2021 Award recipients. The Chamber named Coughlin & Gerhart attorney Mark S. Gorgos as the 2021 Civic Leader of the Year. Read More…


Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is proud to announce the addition of former New York State Supreme Court Justice, Ferris D. Lebous to the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. 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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