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Steven Gaechter

  • Sole Practitioner


Hasbrouck Heights, NJ





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

Practice Areas

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

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

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner

Professional Associations & Memberships

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


  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Classes and Seminars

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

Pro Bono Activities

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

Published Works

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

Representative Cases

  • Witte v.Cigna, 2:06-cv-02755, 2007, US Dist. NJ
  • Shah v. Broadspire Services, 2:06-cv-03106, 2006, US Dist NJ

Past Positions

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