Attorney Peter Gorton is the principal owner of Lachman & Gorton, and an Of Counsel resource for Nixon Disability Law. 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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • 5.0/5.0

    During this very difficult time of my life Peter Gordon and his staff were very helpful and professional. The Social Security Disability application and appeal process are very taxing and long and Mr. Gorton and his staff were very patient ...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    My dad and I have been working with Dorollo Nixon Jr. and his Team at Nixon Disability Law for 3 years. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, and understands Veterans Disability Law in a way that helped my dad, a Vietnam Veteran, get 100% ser...
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    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    I have known Dorollo for almost 20 years. In that time, and in the many personal and professional interactions we have enjoyed throughout the years, I have found him to be honest, trustworthy, and highly competent as an attorney, while form...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    It was truly a pleasure working with this lawyer, he always made sure I understood what was happening in my case. My case lasted ten years, and even though I was getting discouraged and ready to give up, Peter never gave up. He believed i...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Peter is the top local attorney in this practice area

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