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Paul Michael Pochepan

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Amherst, NY

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With more than two decades of experience practicing Bankruptcy law and Social Security law in Buffalo, Paul Pochepan is able to help consumers facing financial hardships and disabled workers and their dependents. He has helped many western New York consumers navigate the bankruptcy system under chapter 7 or chapter 13. He also helps Buffalo-area residents apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or appeal Social Security Administration decisions denying, reducing or revoking benefits.

 

Mr. Pochepan has a wealth of knowledge regarding the multiple medical impairments afflicting disability claimants and dealing with the medical profession to secure the support necessary in these matters.

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Licensed for 32 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1990
Updated 06/05/2022

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Hogan Willig - Main Office
2410 North Forest Road, Suite 301
Amherst, NY, 14068
HoganWillig PLLC- Buffalo Office
155 Summer St.
Buffalo, NY, 14222
HoganWillig PLLC- Lancaster Office
43 Central Ave
Lancaster, NY, 14086
HoganWillig PLLC- Lockport Office
770 Davison Road
Lockport, NY, 14094
HoganWillig PLLC- Ellicottville Office
6133 Route 219 South
Ste. 1005
Ellicottville, NY, 14731
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Posted by David | November 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Paul is a very knowledgeable lawyer, very understanding , compassionate and easy to talk to. I would definetly recommend him.
Posted by Kimberly | August 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Keep all your money accounted for!
Long story short. A Guardianship case after an Article 81 was done. Paul was completely paid up by myself for this court action in March 2022. Mark went back to court to finish the Guardianship signatures, and was then again completely paid by the court by my fathers estate only this time more then I originally paid and made straight in March. I have my receipts and I have invoices from His accounting. I have asked for my money back and was met with silence as most times I tried to communicate with Paul. I want my $2000 back since you were paid in full by my fathers estate. That’s called stealing from your client.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • HoganWillig PLLC
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Bene v. Educational Credit Management Corp.
  • Student loan discharge

Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Affairs
  • 2022
  • Best Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Legal Elite- Social Security Disability Attorney
  • Buffalo Business First
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite of Western New York - Bankruptcy
  • Buffalo Law Journal
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Elder Law Day
  • Social Security Disability & Bankruptcy
  • 2019
  • AM Buffalo
  • Personal Bankruptcy and Social Security Disability
  • N/A
  • Annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference
  • Bankruptcy
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New Bankruptcy and Money Judgment Exemptions
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • The Fundamentals of Practicing Social Security Disability Law
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Worker's Compensation and Social Security Disability: Recent Trends and Changes to the Programs
  • N/A
  • Matrimonial and Family Law Committee Section of the Bar Association
  • Matrimonial Issues in Bankruptcy
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (44)
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Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Paul. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Paul is dedicated to his clients, experienced and very knowledgeable."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to recommend Paul Pochepan as a gentleman and as a lawyer. Paul has demonstrated over his twenty years of practice that he is a “go-to guy” in the prosecution of Social Security and Bankruptcy claims. There is no doubt that the many accolades that have been showered upon Paul are very well deserved. Anyone would be well-served to enter a courtroom with Paul by their side."
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