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Richard William Gunger

Divorce and separation Attorney at Auburn, NY

5.0   33 reviews

also known as Richard Gunger, Richard W. Gunger

  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1989
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Helping people to file for Bankruptcy having practiced in Federal Court for over 29 years. Get a fresh start and stop creditors from seizing assets. Save your house and car. Flat Legal Fees on Capter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Compassionate Attorney.

    35 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    DWI, Aggravated DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and all types of Vehicle and Traffic Matters such as Speeding etc.

    35 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    Separation Agreements, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and all Family Court Matters.

    35 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Estate planning

  5. Family


Richard W. Gunger has been practicing Law for over 30 years with offices located at 5 Court Street, Auburn, New York proudly serving clients throughout Central New York and the surrounding areas. He works tirelessly for his clients and prides himself on obtaining the absolute best result for each and every client. General Practice of Law including Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), Divorce, Separation, Wills and Estate Planning, Plower of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Probate, Adoptions, Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Brain Injures, Guardianship, Adoption, Personal Injury, Small Claims, Appeals, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, House Closings, Forclosure, Negotiation with Creditors, Landlord Tenant etc. Clients are treated with the utmost respect and are regularly updated on the progress of their case. Further information can be found regarding Richard W. Gunger at his comprehensive Web Site located at or by giving us a call at.


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Richard W Gunger Attorney and Counsellor At Law
5 Court St
Auburn, NY, 13021-3713


5.0 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
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Posted by Antoinette | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stress Free
Richard Gunger is very professional,extremely knowledgeable and kept me stress free. He took the time to explain things to me so I could understand and explained the process step by step. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Ed | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Gunger did a great job representing us. He was very well organized and had his ducks in a row. Court went very smooth today
Mr. Gunger did a great job representing us who is very professional yet friendly and made our court case go very smoth
Posted by Tom | March 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable and Ethical
Richard is extraordinarily experienced and honest and I’m fortunate to have hired him. He has excellent relationships with the courts in the region and was an expert advocate. In addition, he and his assistant Patrice both treated me like family and kept me informed every step of the way. I’m deeply thankful.
Posted by Therese | June 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Around!!!!
I researched attorneys who would handle a separation/family court case more locally as I'm new to Cayuga County; wherein I found Richard to have a 5-star rating with positive feedback/comments from his clientele. I will be no exception. Richard/Patrice make a wonderful team. They have been straightforward/honest with my questions and potential outcomes with my situation. I appreciated that they called a spade a spade but with tact/ and care. Richard walked me through the process step by step with words of encouragement every step of the way. There comes a certain level of anxiety and stress when dealing with family court. Richard and Patrice have years of experience and are sincere with wanting to help folks achieve their goals with their given situation. I can't write enough good about this team. I highly recommend Richard and Patrice, wonderful people, wonderful representation.
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Posted by Serena | December 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Richard Gunger review
Mr.Gunger, is the best of the best. He has handled several family court cases for our Son. He strives to get the best possible outcome. He has always been very honest, calls back almost immediately, He is very thorough in his representation. Mr. Gunger truly cares about not only his client,but also their families. He is honest, sincere, kind, and extremely competent. We highly recommend him, and would not hesitate to have him if needed representation again.
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Posted by Crystal | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gungwr Law Firm is the Best!!
Attorney Richard Gunger and his paralegal are doing a Great Job handling my Family Court Case. All of my emails and phone calls are return promptly. They are always friendly and compationate, they have been very helpful. I would highly recommend Richard Gunger for any and all of my legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The most kind and caring people I have met. Very compassionate towards people. Not judgemental at all. A pleasure to work with.
Posted by Nark | September 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
My Review
I had never heard of Mr. Gunger prior to my bankruptcy and just looked for a lawyer close to me. I had a previous bad experience with another lawyer which made me a bit nervous. Mr Gunger restored my faith in lawyers. He walked me through the whole process and answered all my questions right away. His secretary was very helpful and if she didn't know something she knew who to call or where to find the information right away this was the best experience I could have had!
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Posted by Kenneth | September 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great divorce lawyer
I hired mr Gunger for a divorce that was very difficult and it seemed like it was a long process but had my estate and all matters taken care of as quickly as the courts allowed. Thank you for the service and helping me put that part of my life behind me.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Gunger provided a free consultation. The consultation was detailed and all of our questions were answered. After the consultation we hired him. The process went quickly and smoothly. Any time I called my questions were answered. I was well informed and the communication was clear. I had a lot of anxiety and Mr. Gunger and his firm made me feel comfortable and put my mind to ease. I highly recommend!!!
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Posted by Bonnie | September 14, 2018
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Great Family
Mr. Gunger is a great family court lawyer. I hired him to help me with my family court matter and he did his homework and was very well prepared during each and step of the way. I was very happy with outcome of case. I could highly recommend him to family and friends
Posted by Brandon | September 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Friendly Attorney
Mr. Gunger was hired to handle a Family Court case for me. He fought very hard for me in Court and obtained the exact result that I wanted. He was able to get my case resolved without the necessity of a Trial. I'm am extremely happy with the outcome of my case. I am in the process of retaining him on another matter and would recommend him highly to my Family and Friends.
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Posted by Charlena | September 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Richard is currently handling a very complicated Family Court matter for me. He has appeared with me several times in Court and is very aggressive, well respected and is always extremely well prepared. He listens very intently and takes very detailed notes. He also returns phone calls and regularly keeps me updated as to every aspect of my my case. I am very pleased with his services.
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Posted by Daniel | August 24, 2018
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Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Auburn NY
Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Auburn NY. Richard is a very honest and upstatanding lawyer. My bankruptcy case went very smooth and Richard put my mind at ease every step of the way. I would definetly use his law firm in the future for any legal matters in future.
Posted by Penny | August 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer Ever
Richard is handling a complicated Bankruptcy Case for me and he and his staff have been excellent to work with. He has explained everything to me about the different types of Bankruptcies and options that I have to chose from. He is extremely down to earth and super intelligent. Additionally, his bedside manner is second to none. Thank you so much Richard for being so an Amazing Attorney.
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Posted by Vincent | June 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Bankruptcy Attorney Ever
Richard helped us through most difficult period of our life. Very accurate and went through our difficult case. If you go anywhere else you are making a mistake. Richard cares about his clients like they are family and that is the kind of lawyer you need.
Posted by Jeffery Kennedy | June 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
And Extremely Intelligent Attorney
Richard is and extremely smart Lawyer and also a very compassionate individual. My Wife and I have used his Law Firm for over 20 years and have always been more than happy with how all our legal matters. We can highly recommend him to all of our friends and relatives.
Posted by Jamie B | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Gunger was hired by me due to a custody battle that was well overdue being resolved, he replaced an incompetent attorney I had previously retained, and wow.... what a difference! He was there day and night to answer questions, compassionate , a go-getter, resilient, timely, organized, and intelligent!!! I only wish I had hired him sooner, super down to earth with a dash humor to keep your mind on the prize. He did wonderfully and will always recommend him to anyone seeking legal services. He got me what I wanted plus more and doesn’t forget about you after the case is closed, hire him...... you won’t be sorry!
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Posted by Lesa | August 15, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Estate Questions Handled!! What a Professional!!!
When you lose a loved one without notice it is heart breaking. You need advice. You need Richard Gunger! My questions were answered. My fears were calmed. The problems became solutions. Thank you Richard Gunger!!!
Posted by Kelly | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of a kind lawyer
Richard Gunger is my attorney for my divorce proceedings. He is an amazing lawyer & has walked me step by step through the entire process. He is compassionate & always available for any questions & concerns I've had. I highly recommend him for any reason you may need a lawyee.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • Cayuga County Assigned Counsel
  • 1990 - 2013
  • Attorney for Paroles
  • Cayuga County
  • 1990 - 2012
  • Lawyer for the Children
  • 7th Judicial District
  • 1990 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Richard W. Gunger, Attorney At Law
  • 1989 - 2015
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  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude Honors
  • 1988
  • Alfred University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude Honors
  • 1985
  • Christian Brothers Academy
  • High School Diploma
  • 1981


  • Cayuga County Bar Association
  • Past committee member
  • 1991 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association Referral Network
  • Network Attorney
  • 1990 - Present
  • Cayuga Counselling
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Alfred University
  • 1985
  • Alan L. Ponyman Scholorship
  • Alfred University
  • 1985
  • Phi Gamma Mu National Honor Society
  • Alfred University
  • 1985
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cayuga County Bar Association Seminar
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2004
  • Law Day
  • Wills and Estates
  • 1993

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Richard
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known attorney Richard Gunger for over 25 years. He is one of the best lawyers I know working in Family Court matters and Bankruptcy Law. You can trust Mr. Gunger to give you honest, thoughtful and knowledgeable advice. He also has a well deserved reputation as a strong advocate in the courtroom."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dick is the go to guy when it comes to matrimonial and family law issues in the Auburn area. He also has a very significant Bankruptcy practice. He loves his work and his clients and it shows with the terrific results that he obtains for his clients under often emtional and diffucult situations that divorce, custody and bankruptcy cases present. He is very knowledgeable and professional and will go that extra mile for his clients.As you can see fromthe reviews, they love him for it."
Bankruptcy and debt
Criminal defense
Personal injury

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Auburn Divorce and separation Lawyer Richard William Gunger
Richard William Gunger
Divorce and separation Attorney
Auburn, NY
Licensed for 35 years