Paul M. Pochepan

Paul M. Pochepan: Attorney with HoganWillig, PLLC


With nearly three decades of experience practicing Bankruptcy law and Social Security law in Buffalo, Paul Pochepan is able to help consumers facing financial hardships and disabled individuals 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. He has accumulated 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.

Mr. Pochepan is a frequent speaker to community groups and has appeared on television and radio programs discussing trending issues from his areas of practice.

Mr. Pochepan also practices in the area of Estate Planning and Elder Law. He counsels individuals and families in the creation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies, and guardianships. A sound knowledge of estate planning alternatives underlies Paul’s approach to estate planning.

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, Membe

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy & Debt Relief
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Estates, Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • Guardianships
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • Social Security Disability
  • Wealth Management

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716-727-2401  Phone
716.932.6563  Phone
716.932.6663  Fax
Year of First Admission:
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York; United States District Court, Southern District of New York; 1990, New York; United States District Court, Western District of New York
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Lockport, New York

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