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James Edward Morris

James Edward Morris

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accident

About Me

     I have represented clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases for more than 25 years.  The cases have included motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice and products liability cases. The goal of my firm is to represent our clients with strength, kindness and sensitivity. We make every effort to keep our clients informed as to the status of their case. 

     We have prepared a series of videos for your information.  Simply place your cursor on the video for the title of the videos, which include:

          What is my case worth?

          Child Injuries, Wrongful Death, Nursing Home Negligence, Fall Down Accidents,

          Dog bites, and Auto Accidents.

     These videos are meant to provide information, not legal advice.  Please call our office for more information. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    35 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    35 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
    35 years
  4. Brain Injury: 10%
    35 years
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%
    35 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a fine, ethical lawyer who cares deeply for each of his clients. Unlike some personal injury lawyers who take in files and then pass them off to less experienced associates, Jim is attentive to all of his clients' files to be certain that they achieve the benefit of his 30 years of practice experience.


    Dan Kohane Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Anthony Rossi

    I have known attorney James Morris for many years and he is a highly skilled and capable trial attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Rossi Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of James Morris

424 Main Street
1015 Liberty Building
Buffalo, NY, 14202



NYCurrently registered 198003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
President ElectWestern New York Trial Lawyers Association2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Who's Who in the LawBuffalo Business First2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Who's Who in the LawBuffalo Business First2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Who's Who in LawBuffalo Business First2008
Who's Who in the LawBuffalo Business First2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderLaw Offices of James Morris2004 - Present
PartnerMorris, Cantor & Barnes1988 - 2001
Trial LawyerMaloney, Gallup, Roach, Brown & McCarthy1980 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Western New York Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2012 - 2012
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Western New York Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1982 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyMember1980 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Brown v. NationwideAn arbitrator awarded the entire available insurance policy proceeds of $275000. to Mr. Brown
Lis v. Delta Sonic Car Wash SystemsThe case was settled following mediation for a structured settlement with a present value of $825,000.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University at Buffalo Law School, New YorkLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
State University College of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New YorkCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association Basic TortsTips on Settling Cases Ethically - Lien resolution2012