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Paul M. Pochepan

Associate Attorney


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.

Honors & Awards

Legal Elite of Western New York, 2013 (conferred by the Buffalo Law Journal)
Outstanding Bankruptcy Attorney, 2009 (conferred by the Volunteer Lawyers Project)

Professional & Community Activities

Bar Association of Erie County, Member

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  • New York State, 1990
    Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
    United States District Court, Western District of New York
    United States District Court, Southern District of New York


J.D. 1989, Syracuse University College of Law
B.A. in Political Science, 1986, State University of New York at Buffalo

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