|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Preeminent Lawyer in U.S.||Martindale Hubbell||2014|
|Who's Who in American Law||Marquis Who's Who in American Law||1998|
|Markham Award for legal Writing||New York Workers Compensation Bar||1982|
|Owner||Dennis C. Gaughan, Esq.||1984 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Tax Court||Attorney||2006 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Bar Member||1992 - Present|
|U.S. Supreme Court||Attorney||1988 - Present|
|United States Bankruptcy Court, Buffalo NY||Attorney||1985 - Present|
|Bar Association of Erie County||Bar Member||1985 - Present|
|United States District Court, Buffalo NY||Attorney||1984 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces||Attorney||N/A|
|United States Court of Appeals For Veteran Benefits||Attorney||N/A|
|Federal Court of Claims||Attorney||N/A|
|United States Court of International Trade||Attorney||N/A|
|In re Kelly J. Chaffee||Chapter 13 was confirmed at a reduced payment|
|In re Krystyna Wrobel||Client Kept house - Featured New York Law Journal - Largest Circulation Law Journal in United States|
|In re Ciara Minor, Debtor||Bankruptcy exemption is superior|
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|New York Law Journal||Judge Permits Homestead Exemption to Shield Assets||2014|
|Opinion WDNY Bankruptcy Court||In re Wrobel||2014|
|Buffalo News||Bookie's Career Lands him behind Bars||2001|
|New York Law School||Divorce Law||Juris Doctorate||1982|
|Syracuse University||History - Maxwell School||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
Posted by Joseph
Dennis Gaughan made a will with my mother when she was sick (mentally). The will was so bad that it had to be wholly renegotiated when she died. This guy is a hack who will cost you dearly. This rating is really a zero.
Posted by Ron
I live in Gowanda, about 45minutes away from Dennis's office. Dennis had someone come pick me up and drive me all the wya to his office to talk about my dwi. Dennis did an excellent job. I know I made a mistake and was very afraid I would never drive again but Dennis got me out of trouble and I still got to keep my job. Thank you again.
Posted by anonymous
dennis is gruff and rude. continually told me that i would need to shave my beard etc to get a job, like he was my dad or something.
his son is negligent beyond anything that anybody i have consulted with has ever heard. an all around terrible experience that has forever altered my life for the worse, as i have used all my deferments allotted for my car and school loan, went bankrupt, moved home at age 36, and my finances are ruined and will take countless years to recover.
they dropped the ball on my disability; stopped in on 3 separate occasions between january '14 and may '15 to file disability. in oct '14 i asked about the status of my case; i was told by his son charles (who handles ssd) that i spoke to his father and requested that they withdraw my ssd case (???) why would i withdraw it, and why would i speak to his father about it? well, we "refiled" (or as it turns out, didnt) and again in may i inquired (told in january and october of '14 that it would take 6-8 months to hear a response from ssd - among many untruths i was told). in may, charles seemed shocked i still hadnt heard anything, and requested to meet me at the social sec office in west seneca. while we waited to be called, he told me there was some special way to file where you skip right to a hearing and it only takes about 3-4 months for a hearing. i went to the office with him and filed online for the third time in 17 months. they abruptly stopped responding to any and all communiques. upon hiring a new attorney, it was found that i had applied in jan '14 but was denied due to incomplete filing (he never got my records after i signed releases) he had never done anything other than the online part of the application, in his office with me. he never did anything on the following two occasions (oct '14 and may '15) now i know why he wanted to split and get out of the soc sec office that day in may; he knew he never filed for me and didnt want me to find that out when we wouldve been called up. i also found w my new lawyer that after filing online in the office, i had to complete the application at home online. this among many other details were neglected or entirely fabricated by the gaughans. i was told not to work and to quit my job because "its hard to convince them you cant work if youre working" contrary to the advice of every other attorney i ran my case by in my search for new representation. soc sec wants to see that you are trying to work.
an all around terrible experience that left other lawyers speechless, saying things like "ive been in practice for (insert number of years) and ive never heard of anything like this before"
"i dont know what to say... wow... just wow..." was how one lawyer reacted.
an all around terrible experience that has forever altered my life for the worse, as i have used all my deferments allotted for my car and school loan, went bankrupt, moved home with mom at age 36, and my finances are ruined and will take countless years to recover.
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