Susan L. English

  • Of Counsel
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)

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Trust & Estates


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • State University of New York, Binghamton, New York
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • A.S. - 1982
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admission

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

Professional Associations

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