Litigation & Trial

Litigation & Trial

New York Litigation Attorneys: Discover the Coughlin & Gerhart Difference

Litigation describes a wide variety of cases that require the expertise of a trial attorney. Coughlin & Gerhart has an experienced and aggressive team of trial attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants available to assist you with your case. It is our commitment to do everything we can for our clients.

If you need help with a legal matter, consider Coughlin & Gerhart. Look below at the types of cases we handle. Chances are that we have experience in handling your type of case. Submit your case to one of our attorneys online for a free preliminary review. Of course, you can also give us a call and ask questions.

There are many qualities you should seek in an attorney. Most importantly, your attorney should inspire one all-important quality in you: absolute confidence. Choosing a lawyer is one of life’s major decisions. To be sure your choice helps, rather than hurts, your case, choose with care. Coughlin & Gerhart’s trial lawyers have unsurpassed experience and impressive track records in Court. Choose Coughlin & Gerhart as your trial attorneys.

Please note that there are time limitations in every legal case, including your case usually referred to as a “statute of limitation.” Under the law, if you do not take appropriate legal action within the time limitation for your type of case, you may lose important legal rights. In some cases, these time limitations can be short. Therefore, it is best to consult with us about your case as soon as possible.

With seven locations throughout New York and Northern Pennsylvania, we ensure that experienced, strategic legal counsel is available whenever — and wherever — our clients need it.

Strategic Litigation Services

We represent individual, corporate, and institutional clients in a broad range of claims and litigation matters. Among them are:

By maintaining a litigation practice of our size, we ensure that we always have the resources to handle even the most complex litigation matters, without sacrificing the ability of each of our clients to have frequent access to the lawyers handling their cases. Our size also promotes collaboration between attorneys to provide better representation to our clients.

Contact Our Firm to Discuss Your Litigation Needs

Arrange a confidential meeting with one of our civil litigation practice attorneys. Send an email or call our Binghamton office at (607) 821-2202, toll free 800-646-3420.


Our Practice Areas

Our Litigation & Trial Experience

  • Have argued and won a number of important cases and appeals for clients before New York state and federal courts, including but not limited to the New York Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • Two recent appellate wins include two decisions from the New York Court of Appeals which created new law in the area of Labor and Employment Law and are now widely cited by other attorneys and courts.
  • Obtained $435,000 arbitration award in an Intellectual Property matter for a company whose trade secrets were stolen by a would-be business partner.
  • Secured $325,000 verdict in a Professional Negligence matter against accounting firm that failed to detect the theft of a bookkeeper, which led to a company’s bankruptcy.
  • Regularly represent lenders in Bankruptcy on successful motions for relief from automatic stays, on reaffirmation agreements, and other bankruptcy motions to enforce their rights and recover collateral and past due funds.
  • Defended and negotiated favorable results for numerous lenders/creditors accused of violating bankruptcy stays after inadvertent communication with debtors.
  • Successfully represented primary lender in an $87 million Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing by its customer, including preservation of lender’s First Secured Position with borrower and successor entities.
  • Regularly represent individuals, businesses, and lenders in all phases of collection and judgment enforcement, including bankruptcy, judicial sales, and foreclosure.
  • Regularly obtain favorable resolutions for organizations involved in a wide range of conflicts, including disputes with other businesses over the terms of sales contracts, accusations of unfair competition, breach of contract claims, contractor and subcontractor disputes, and other conflicts that arise between businesses.
  • We also regularly advise businesses in response to internal disputes, including partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, employer-employee issues, and other matters that affect the operations of a business.
  • Represent and defend businesses and individuals receiving subpoenas for documents and information to minimize their costs and protect their rights.
  • Regularly obtain favorable settlements and resolutions in Estate & Wills Dispute Litigation matters, with attorneys who regularly appear before the Surrogate’s Court.
  • Have represented numerous clients to favorable resolutions in copyright and patent infringement litigation, trademark litigation, computer software piracy, and other litigation involving Intellectual Property.
  • Regularly represent and obtain favorable resolutions for individuals, lake and property owner associations, lenders, and title insurance companies, in all kinds of complicated and serious Real Estate disputes, including sales contract disputes, easement and boundary line claims, unresolved lien issues, and other title problems
  • Also see our “Accidents & Personal Injury” section and other sections on this page for other types of “Litigation & Trial” successes not listed here.