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Susan L. English


Ms. English joined Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP in 1989 and is a partner in the Firm, as well as Chair of the Oil & Gas Practice Group. She practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, estate litigation, oil & gas matters, real estate and adoptions, as well as personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including products liability and medical malpractice.

Ms. English is a past President of the Broome County Bar Association (2006-2007) and a past member of the Broome County Judicial Candidate committee. She is a former Chair of the Professional Liability Section of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. English is a member of the Broome County, Tioga County, Susquehanna County and New York State Bar Associations. She is a past Vice President of the Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of Broome/Tioga Counties, having served on the Board for ten years. Ms. English is also a member of the Owego Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. She is a past Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Friends of Salt Springs Park, Inc., having served on the Board for six years.

Honors & Awards

  • Justinian Honor Society (Member)
  • Broome County Bar Association Stephen D. Smyk Award for mentorship

Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Literacy Volunteers of Broome/Tioga Counties (Past Vice-President of the Board of Directors; Board Member for 10+ years)
  • Owego Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow (Member)
  • Friends of Salt Springs Park, Inc. (Past Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Board Member for six years)


Binghamton, NY Office
Montrose, PA Office
Owego, NY Office

Practice Areas


  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996


Syracuse University
College of Law

  • J.D., magna cum laude, 1989
  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Syracuse Law Review, 1987 – 1989

State University of New York

  • B.S., With High Honors, 1984

Temple University

  • A.S., magna cum laude, 1982

Professional Affiliations

  • Broome County Bar Association (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • Broome County Judicial Candidate Committee (Member)
  • Tioga County Bar Association (Member)
  • Susquehanna County Bar Association (Member)
  • Broome County Law Practice Continuity Committee (Co-Chair)
  • Broome County Lawyers Assistance Program Committee (Member)
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