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Peter Gorton

Peter Gorton

Attorney Peter Gorton is the principal owner of Lachman & Gorton. He has been practicing law for 41 years. His primary practice is Social Security Disability which includes hearings before the Administrative Law Judges, but also appeals to the United States Federal District Court. In addition to Social Security Disability, Peter handles personal injury cases including car wrecks and construction accidents.

Peter brings well over 75 cases a year to the United States Federal District Court and has taken cases to the United States 2nd Circuit Court (one step below the United States Supreme Court).

For many years, Lachman & Gorton represented lenders, but Peter changed the firm’s mission to represent individuals with disabilities as he found it more satisfying to help those in need.

“The most enjoyable work we do is working with those who have disabilities, that are denied their benefits from governmental agencies and bringing those cases before judges to get benefits for our client,” Peter says.

Peter received his undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and his law degree from Washington & Lee in Lexington, Virginia.

He has also been involved in the community and served on the board of directors of several organizations, most notably the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier.


National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
United States District Court of Northern and Western Districts
Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished
Broome County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business