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Paul M. Pochepan

Associate Attorney

Overview

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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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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News

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Erie Institute of Law, June 2013: 10th Annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference
Monroe County Bar Center, November 2012: The Student Loan Debtor: Some Practical Advice on How to Deal with Student Loans
Erie Institute of Law, February 2011: New Bankruptcy and Money Judgment Exemptions
Erie Institute of Law, May 2010: 7th Annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference
Monroe County Bar Center, May 2009: 6th Annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference
Erie Institute of Law, May 2008: 5th Annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference
Erie Institute of Law, May 2007: 4th Annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference

Admissions

  • 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

Education

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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