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Eugene R. Dougherty

Divorce and separation Attorney at White Plains, NY

4.8   24 reviews

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About Eugene

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You can always count on reaching us in your time of need. We are here to answer your questions promptly and follow through until your concerns are resolved. We offer clients reasonable rates. I've helped my clients take care of family legal matters for over two decades.

I offer many conveniences to make your legal experience more comfortable:

  • Emergency appointments
  • Free telephone consultation
  • Payment by credit card
  • Easy access to public transportation
  • Convenient parking options
  • Access on evenings/weekends
  • Reasonable Rates

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Licensed for 32 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Eugene R. Dougherty,Esq
1 Barker Avenue
2nd Floor
White Plains, NY, 10601

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience
Eugene and Kathy are amazing. They were so helpful and really put the time into my case. Their responsiveness, effectiveness of communication, friendliness, and the way everything was explained to me made this a very comfortable process. I've had limited experience with the legal system, but I would definitely recommend Eugene Dougherty to a friend. I couldn't have had a better outcome.
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Posted by Jeff | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Medical School Dismissal and SUCCESSFUL appeal
Eugene and Kathy were absolutely amazing in my case to be reinstated into school to continue my medical training. They were always responsive, empathetic, and made time to treat me like a friend, not just a client. They guided me through each step of the appeal process and I always felt like they were there to support me. This was my first experience with hiring a lawyer. And the first time going through something like this is always scary, but I could not have chosen a better team to represent me through the process. I highly recommend Eugene Dougherty.
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Posted by Joseph | December 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great Advice
Eugene, together with his assistant Kathy, were great to work with. They were responsive, reasonable and kept their eye on the "big picture." Very helpful to resolve a difficult divorce. I'd highly recommend them.
Posted by Aisha | January 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Education Law
He is very passionate, personable and understanding. He is honest and will do his absolute best to help a client. After i presented my case to him, he did a very thorough research, requested documentation and read everything with the limited amount of time we had. I was absolutely pleased with his work.
Posted by Kim | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and hard working
Gene and Kathy have been extremely helpful throughout the divorce proceedings. They take the time to discuss the process and provide advice. They are quick to respond to any of my questions and remained transparent in letting me know progress updates of the proceeding. What is a difficult thing to go through, Gene and Kathy were at my side every step of the way.
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Posted by Suzy k | June 18, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
After going through two lawyers with my divorce and not getting custody over my kids. I was about to give up before I met Mr Dougherty and Kathy his “paralegal”. Not did he only give me hope he did a miracle for me. He made sure I got all my rights and custody over my kids. Kathy and Mr Dougherty were a great team to work with and always made me feel like family more than a client. I really highly recommend this team from heaven that will do miracle for you. Suzy K
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Posted by James | June 15, 2018
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Recommend Highly
I always felt I had a very available and most competent counsel with Eugene and Kathy. They were able to steer me away from a trial and bring closure in a timely fashion. I do not hesitate to recommend them highly
Posted by Jose | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I wish I had Mr. Dougherty representing me from day one of my divorce proceedings. I had to hire him after the first attorney I hired failed me miserably. Mr. Dougherty represented me strongly and negotiated in my interests to the point where he saved me thousands of dollars. He was responsive and his follow-up was conducted in a timely and accurate manner. He's very approachable and will always find the time to provide you with realistic consultations. If you're looking for an experienced attorney, look no further. I'm very confident that he will meet or exceed your expectations.
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Posted by Pete | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great Divorce & Post Divorce Lawyer
Eugene and Kathy have been instrumental in helping me manage the post divorce issues in my situation based on my decree in terms of financial issues that come up with my ex as to what I'm liable for and what she is liable for, they even worked with my ex in negotiating items that were outside the scope of my decree. They are personable and take their time to work with you and are fair and you'll be happy with the outcome.
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Posted by Chris | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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A great asset through a difficult time.
Divorce is a stressful process. Gene provided not just sound legal advice, but guidance on getting through the process. Throughout, his focus was not just on my rights, but what was best for my children. He has been an invaluable asset.
Posted by Paul | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Eugene took over a litigious case that had many aspects and negotiation tactics. He applied his special skill set to uncover common ground, settle disputes in a logical,respectful manner and helped the opposing counsel realize that the benefits of a finalized settlement outwayed continued disputes where legal expenses would outway any benefits for either party. It was a pleasure working with Eugene throigh every step and he helped me get my like back on track
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Posted by David | January 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Quick & Favorable Results
I needed a competent and possible a trial attorney for a difficult divorce. Eugene was the right choice. He and his assistant Kathy were on top of things from the beginning, every little detail was covered. Eugene was able to obtain a favorable settlement for me and avoid a trial. I would recommend Eugene Dougherty to anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by Paul | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great Attorney!
Eugene and Kathy were very helpful and understanding throughout my divorce proceedings. They were there to help anytime during my divorce with any concerns I had. I found them both to be very caring and willing to go the extra mile when needed. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended attorney
Gene & Kathy helped me through a very difficult time in my life. They are both dedicated, caring , honest professionals. They are quite knowledgeable of matrimonial law & the financial aspects concerning a divorce. They do not leave one stone unturned, explain everything,& go the extra mile for their client. I would highly recommend them.
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Posted by Robert Fitzgerald | September 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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simply the BEST......He and his team will help you and pay attention to you.
After 6 years of losing my job- losing my income- and fighting for a reduction in my child support, after several attorneys wanted negotiate ( to no avail), Gene and Kathy had the facts and law to present to the judge. He professionally presented my case before the judge and won the new, lower monthly child support. I finally have been able to breathe. You guys are simply the best. Robert
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Posted by Rosa | January 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Amazing attorney who got results!
It is possible to find a highly qualified and affordable attorney that provides results. Eugene and his office were responsible for resolving a residency issue with my school district. At the worst time for my children and myself, Eugene gave us piece of mind and results.
Posted by Lloyd | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
attorney-at-law
Mr. Dougherty is very knowledgeable of the law, & was extremely responsive and capable in handling our legal matters.
Posted by Karen | May 17, 2015
Great Lawyer
Eugene and Kathy was so helpful and supportive in my divorce and custody, they never led me wrong, they always looked out for my best interest. I couldn't have ask for better representation, they got me everything I deserve.
Posted by Lisa | December 21, 2014
highly recommended
I and other family members have used Gene for a variety of legal matters. While his specialty is matrimonial law, the scope of his legal knowledge is broad. Gene distinguishes himself with his ability to listen to his clients with patience and discernment. While setting realistic expectations, Gene guides his clients through what can often be muddy waters with intelligence, commitment and the utmost professionalism. We highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Dave | November 27, 2014
Divorce
Eugene and his assistant Kathy got the results I wanted, a divorce. He is quick to answer every call or email. He is aggressive and will fight for the best outcome for you. He has a great personality and is never rude or ignores your concerns. His attention to detail and knowledge of the law is what will get you the results you want. I am pleased with his services and would recommend him for a divorce.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dougherty Law Firm
  • 1991 - Present
  • Elected Trustee
  • Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
  • 1992 - 1993

Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • Certificate- Summer Institute for Attorneys
  • 1991
  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  • MA - Masters
  • 1973
  • State University of New York
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Westchester Bar Association
  • Family Law
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Dean's List
  • Pace University School of Law
  • 1998
  • Ranking Scholar
  • Pace University School of Law
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Eugene
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently completed a litigated divorce case with Eugene Dougherty and he is formidable, knowledgeable, skilled and at the same time courteous lawyer. Those are difficult skills to balance and his clients are well served with his dedicated seasoned background. Clearly, clients that are being represented by Mr. Dougherty have given careful thought to hiring him and they are clearly being well served with a focused diligent tenacity."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Eugene Dougherty for many years. Highly competent and highly recommended."
Divorce and separation

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White Plains Divorce and separation Lawyer Eugene R. Dougherty
Eugene R. Dougherty
Divorce and separation Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 32 years
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