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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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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 50%
  2. Bankruptcy: 50%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Donald Edward Kelly

    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.


    Donald Kelly Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hogan Willig - Main Office

2410 North Forest Road, Suite 301
Amherst, NY, 14068


NYCurrently registered 199003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite of Western New York - BankruptcyBuffalo Law Journal2013
Outstanding Bankruptcy AttorneyVolunteer Lawyers Project2009
Pro Bono AwardErie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHoganWillig PLLC2014 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of Erie CountyMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bene v. Educational Credit Management Corp.Student loan discharge
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
State University of New York at BuffaloPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Matrimonial and Family Law Committee Section of the Bar AssociationMatrimonial Issues in BankruptcyN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyWorker's Compensation and Social Security Disability: Recent Trends and Changes to the ProgramsN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyThe Fundamentals of Practicing Social Security Disability LawN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyNew Bankruptcy and Money Judgment ExemptionsN/A
Annual Western New York Bankruptcy ConferenceBankruptcyN/A
AM BuffaloPersonal Bankruptcy and Social Security DisabilityN/A