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Harry James Forrest

Harry James Forrest

also known as Harry J. Forrest

About me

Harry Forrest focuses his legal practice on Personal Injury Claims involving motor vehicle collisions, construction site accidents, fall down accidents and wrongful death. He also practices in the areas of Civil Litigation, Business Counseling and Long Term Disability claims and appeals. He has successfully handled cases in both federal and state courts and has tried cases to verdict involving claims for personal injury, property damage, contract disputes and constitutional civil rights violations.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Car Accidents: 20%
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 10%



Contingent (25-33%), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Harry J. Forrest

465 Main Street Suite 600
Buffalo, NY, 14203

Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan, P.C.

465 Main St Ste 600
Buffalo, NY, 14203-1713



NYCurrently registered 200003/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Legal EliteBuffalo Business First2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Who's Who in LawBuffalo Business First2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Pro Bono Service AwardUnited States District Court for the Western District of New York2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan, PC2005 - Present
AssociateGross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan, PC2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2012 - Present
Western New York Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Parkinson Foundation, Western New YorkGeneral Counsel2005 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyMember2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2000 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
John Doe v. General Contractor, et al.Seven-figure settlement
Confidential Long Term Disability CaseHigh six-figure settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Buffalo Law JournalUnderstanding Employee Benefit Plans and How Premiums are Paid2014
Gross Shuman Personal Injury blogNew York State Anti-Subrogation Law Survives Federal Appeals Court2014
Gross Shuman blogWhy You Should Read the Fine Print of Your Long Term Disability Policy2014
Gross Shuman Personal Injury blogANTI-SUBROGATION LAW AMENDED AGAIN2013
Gross Shuman Personal Injury Litigation blogFishing Expedition for Social Media Information Denied2012
Gross Shuman Personal Injury blogFilling the gap in your automobile insurance policy2011
Gross Shuman Personal Injury blogCROSS-BORDER INJURY CLAIMS2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
State University of New York, College at BrockportCriminal Justice and PsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Jury Selection 101Jury Selection2010
WNY Paralegal Association Winter ConferenceCPLR Update 20092009
Preparing and Trying the Bodily Injury CaseTrial Motions and Proving Damages at Trial2009
WNY Paralegal Association Winter ConferenceCPLR Update 20082008
WNY Paralegal Association Winter ConferenceCPLR Update 20072007
WNY Paralegal Association Winter ConferenceCPLR Update 20062006