Dennis Charles Gaughan

Hamburg, New York
Experience: 33 years
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About Dennis Charles Gaughan

We chose to remain a small law office to provide personal, dedicated and aggressive service to our clients. My office costs a few dollars more but excellent service takes time and strategy. Offsetting our higher fees we have payment plans. We have seven lawyers working together to get the best solutions. As a small firm we call upon all areas of the law to form a comprehensive strategy and plan. As in a game making the right move determines the outcome of the case. A divorce case is often helped by a bankruptcy or our tax law knowledge. We create a Family atmosphere in our law office along with successful results to make you want to refer your family and friends. We have a registered nurse on staff full-time to assist with medical questions. Our attorneys are personable, knowledgeable and highly-qualified. All are respected among judges and the legal community. Dennis Gaughan is one of the best known attorneys in Western New York; his opinions are often published. He has hundreds of successful judge and jury trials over his 27 years as a lawyer.

Language(s) Spoken by Dennis Charles Gaughan

  • English : Spoken, Written

Practice Areas

  • Adoption
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Social Security Disability/SSI
  • Tax Law
  • Workers' Compensation


  • Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family Court, Personal Injury, Unemployment Insurance, Real Estate Closings, Social Security Disability, Workers Compensation
  • Credit Cards AcceptedAmerican Express, Discover Card, Mastercard, Visa, Payment Plans, Telephone Checks
  • Contingent FeesIn Social Security Cases, Federal Workers Compensation case and unemployment insurance you only pay a fee if we are successful in winning your case. We offer the no fee unless you win guarantee in personal injury case.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New YorkSince 1984
  • Seneca Nation Peacemaker CtSince 1990
  • Federal Court - WDNYSince 1986
  • U.S. 2nd Circuit Ct of AppealsSince 1987
  • U.S. Bankruptcy CourtSince 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans ClaimsSince 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesSince 2009
  • U.S. Court of Federal ClaimsSince 2009
  • U.S. Court of International TradeSince 2009
  • U.S. Supreme CourtSince 1987
  • U.S. Tax CourtSince 2006

Professional Experience

  • Owner Law Firm of Dennis C. Gaughan, Esq. 1984 - Current Have appeared in these courts: Akron, Alden, Amherst, Angola, Ashford, Aurora, Blasdell, Boston, Brant, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Colden, Collins, Concord, Depew, Eden, Ellicottville, Elma, Evans, Grand Island, Hamburg, Hanover, Holland, Kenmore, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Marilla, Newstead, North Collins, Orchard Park, Otto, Sardinia, Sheldon, Silver Creek, Springville, Tonawanda, Wales, West Seneca, Cattaraugus County Court, Erie County Court, Family Court, Federal Court, Supreme Court, Surrogate Court, Misdemeanor, Felony, DWI, SSD, SSI, , Bankruptcy, Divorce, Peacemaker Court, Appellate Div - 4th Dept
  • Candidate Hamburg Town Supervisor 2008 - 2009
  • Prosecutor Village of Blasdell 1996 - 2008
  • Assistant Town Attorney Town of Hamburg 1995 - 2007
  • Member Town of Hamburg Planning Board 1985 - 1991 Advised, reviewed and voted on land use and zoning plans in the Town of Hamburg. Appointed by the Hamburg Town Board.
  • Counsel Erie County Social Services 1985 - 1989 Headed and helped create a program that represented hundreds of people on welfare, helping these clients win their Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI case. Prosecuted Child Abuse & Neglect Cases.
  • Combat Engineer U.S. Army Reserve 1983 - 1989


  • New York Law School J.D. (1982) | Business / Tax Law 1979 - 1982Honors: Markham Award for Legal Writing on the Subject of Workers Compensation
  • Syracuse University B.A. | History 1975 - 1978Honors: Phi Alpha Theta - Achievement in the Field of History


  • Peer review Rating - Preeminent - Highest Rating Martindale Hubbell 2011 Preeminent (the highest rating) by the most trusted and oldest attorney rating organization in the United States.
  • BBB Rating: A+ Better Business Bureau 2009 The highest rating of the Better Business Bureau
  • Listee Who's Who in American Law 2009
  • Very Ethical Martindale-Hubbell 2009 Rated "very ethical" denoting adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

Professional Association

  • Bar Association of Veterans Claims #901325 Member 2009 - Current
  • Hamburg Chamber of Commerce #901326 Member 2009 - Current
  • Federal Court of Claims Bar Association #901327 Member 2009 - Current
  • American Bar Association #901328 Member 2008 - Current
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys #901329 Member 2008 - Current
  • National Association of Social Security Claimant's Representatives #901330 Member 2008 - Current
  • Ray Metty Amvets Post #901331 Judge Advocate 2005 - Current
  • NYS Adopt-a-highway #901332 Member 2001 - Current
  • American Legion #901333 Member 2001 - Current
  • Hamburg Moose #901334 Member, Served on Ritual Team 1987 - Current
  • New York State Bar #901335 Member 1984 - Current
  • Erie County Bar Association #901336 Member 1984 - Current
  • Knights of Columbus #901337 4th Degree Member, Served on Board of Trustees 1974 - Current
  • Saint Mary's of the Lake Church #901338 Parishoner 1955 - Current
  • Hamburg Republican Party #901339 Chairman 1987 - 1989
  • Scranton Volunteer Fire Company #901340 Volunteer Fireman 1983 - 1989


  • Attorney - Admitted all New York State Courts New York State Appellate Division - 4th Dept


6161 South Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075 USA

Telephone: (716) 648-8000
Fax: (716) 649-7672

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