Carolyn Nugent Gorczynski focuses her practice in the areas of special education law, education law, employment law, and commercial and civil litigation.
Gorczynski initially found her passion for education and special education law while in her practice at Drew & Drew, LLP. Gorczynski single-handedly developed an education and special education law practice area, representing parents on behalf of their children in special education, discipline and general education matters, as well as representing teachers, school staff and administrators with respect to various employment matters. While at Drew & Drew LLP Gorczynski also gained a wealth of experience as a litigator, supporting Dean M. Drew in his aviation law and civil and commercial litigation practices.
In 2011 Gorczynski joined the practice of Watson Bennett Colligan & Schechter LLP, serving as a corporate and commercial litigation. While at Watson Bennett, Gorczynski continued to develop her skills as a commercial and civil litigator, as well as growing and expanding her education, special education, and employment law practices. In 2013, Gorczynski had the opportunity to serve as lead counsel in the matter Alessi v. Wilson Central Schools, et al., 105 A.D. 3d 54 (4th Dept. 2013), establishing new and important precedent in New York favorable to teachers’ rights in the area of seniority.
In 2013 Gorczynski served as Partner at Colligan Law overseeing the Education, Special Education, and Employment Law practice areas.
As owner of the Law Offices of Carolyn Nugent Gorczynski, Carolyn is excited to dedicate her practice on the representation of students, their parents, and the quality professionals who serve them every day
Gorczynski is a Western New York native, graduating from Sweet Home High School in 1998. Gorczynski attended undergraduate studies at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2002 with her B.A. in History and Political Science. Thereafter, Gorczynski attended the University at Buffalo School of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 2005, obtaining her Juris Doctor.
Gorczynski volunteers her time and provides support to various agencies that service the special needs and educational community, including Agape Parent’s Fellowship, Inc., Child and Adolescent Treatment Services, Inc., Summit Educational Services, Inc., Danceability, Inc., the Learning Disability Association of Western New York, and Lawyers for Learning. Gorczynski is an avid distance runner and has been a member of various local running clubs including Checkers AC running club, the VM (Vicki Mitchell) Project running team (founding member), as well as volunteering her time to the Girls on the Run organization.