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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  • 5.0/5.0

    I am so thankful Mr. Nixon was willing to take my case. He helped me before, during and after the hearing, and then with the appeal and follow-up. He is very professional, knowledgeable, experienced and confident in this field and I trust h...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    I just want to say how great Nixon have been. It was a sooner then I expected with a great outcome. I received very helpful consultation and representation on my case. He is very knowledgeable and know exactly how to deal with the Social Se...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    I was very nervous about my SSD appeal and found Mr. Nixon to be very responsive, assuring and competent. He walked me through every aspect of my case and when the time came for the hearing, he said and did all the right things to help me w...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Mr. Nixon was very quick to listen to what I had to say, and knew right away that he could help. Mr.Nixon was very knowledgeable when we were in court . He knew what to say and when to say it. Thank you Mr. Nixon.

    — Client

  • 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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    — Client