Steven Gaechter

Steven Gaechter

Sole Practitioner
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Steven Gaechter, the Law Offices of Steven Gaechter in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, concentrates his practice in Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability litigation, representing exclusively claimants for benefits under ERISA as well as non-ERISA private insurance plans. Mr. Gaechter is a past panelist for New Jersey ICLE as well as lecturer concerning Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability litigation matters before the Bergen County Bar Association.

A member of the Social Security Law Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association, Mr. Gaechter is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives.

Mr. Gaechter received his B.A. from New York University, and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Stephen can assist you in filing claims for the following disabilities:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Mental disabilities
  • Brain injuries
  • Heart disorders
  • Learning and developmental problems
  • Pervasive developmental disorders, including autism
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Physical and heart related birth defects
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rare diseases and disorders

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Social Security Disability
  • 50% Private Long Term Disability (ERISA and Non-ERISA)

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1995
  • New York, 2017


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D.
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science and Philosophy

Published Works

  • 2003 Social Security Disability and Private Long Term Disability, NJICLE, 2003
  • Social Security Disability and LTD Issues for Lawyers, NJICLE, 2006


  • Panelist, 2003 SSD and LTD Conference, New Jersey ICLE, 2003 - 2006
  • Lecturer, Disability and SSD Seminars, Bergen County Bar Association, 2002 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Social Security Representatives, Sustaining Member, 1986 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Social Security Committee, 2003 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Nolan, O'Neill & Moore, Associate Attorney, 1983 - 1985
  • McCarter, Pisarri, Mulligan & Careri, Associate Attorney, 1985 - 1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • North Jersey Legal Services, Pro Bono Attorney SSI Claims, 2002 - Present


  • Spanish
  • Portuguese