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RJ Friedman, Esq.


Born and raised in Hamburg, New York, RJ is an alumnus of St. Francis High School and graduated with honors from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a 2007 graduate of University at Buffalo Law School.


R.J. worked as a law clerk for attorney Dennis Gaughan for seven years, through college and law school, before he was admitted to practice in New York in 2008. He was admitted to the US District Court for the Western District of New York and the US Bankruptcy Court in 2011.


R.J. continued to work at Dennis Gaughan Attorneys until Mr. Gaughan’s death in 2019, at which time he established the office of Gaughan and Friedman Attorneys in the same location at 6161 South Park Avenue in Hamburg, New York.


R.J.’s practice is focused primarily on matrimonial and family law, real estate, and estate planning, and also includes criminal law and civil litigation.  His office also has a large bankruptcy practice, and represents clients in their Social Security Disability and Workers Compensation claims. 


R.J. is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and is active on the Family Court Practice and Procedure Committee and Matrimonial Law Committee for the Erie County Bar Association.


R.J. sits on the Board of Directors of the St. Francis High School Alumni Association, and he is a past coach of the St. Francis High School Mock Trial team.  He is also a former board member of the University at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association GOLD Group.


R.J. resides in West Seneca, New York, with his wife, Kelly, and two daughters.  

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