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James Edward Morris

Car accident Attorney at Buffalo, NY

5.0   6 reviews

Licensed for 42 years

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Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%
    We handle a great number of car accidents. Please see my video on this site for more information.

    42 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    I have handled significant injury and death cases including automobile, trucking and motorcycle accidents for 30 years. I have also represented clients in medical malpractice, defective products and premises liability cases involving significant injury or death. We work with qualified investigators and experts to evaluate and present your case. My experience includes jury trials, arbitrations and mediations throughout New York State in Federal and State Courts.

    42 years

  3. Brain injury
    10%
    I have worked with a number of neurologists and neuro surgeons in presenting evidence of neurological injuries including traumatic brain injuries resulting in cognitive loss.

    42 years

  4. Trucking accident
    10%
    I am a member of a national truck litigation association and I have participated in a number of seminars concerning truck, bus and commercial vehicle accident cases. I have handled wrongful death and very serious injury cases resulting from these accidents.

    42 years

  5. Wrongful death
    10%
    I have handled a number of wrongful death cases over the years. Please see my video on this site for more information.

    42 years

At the Law Office of James Morris, we help personal injury victims in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and throughout New York and have more than 30 years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. We can help you with your car accident, truck accident, fall down accident, workplace injury or any other type of accidental injury you might have sustained due to the negligence of someone else. Our professional and friendly staff is here to provide the assistance you need during a difficult time.

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. 

Client's Choice 2012
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Licensed for 42 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1980
Updated 07/09/2022

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

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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
James received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2010
James Edward Morris
James Morris represented my two daughters for injuries they sustained in an automobile accident. We were satisfied with his legal representation. In particular, I was pleased with his great communication and accessibility--Jim was always responsive and kept me informed at every step of the process.
Posted by Kevin | July 29, 2010
Motor vehicle accident
I was involved in a rear end motor vehicle accident in 2006 and had the good fortune to be represented by the Law Offices of James E. Morris. After receiving $25,000 from the defendant’s carrier, I received all of the remaining SUM policy limits of $275,000 from my carrier at arbitration. This law firm is not afraid of insurance carriers or the court room and will aggressively litigate their cases to the fullest. The law offices of James E. Morris is knowledgeable, personal, and professional, and makes every attempt to educate their clients about their case. The client is treated with respect and understanding and Mr. Morris and his staff goes the extra mile in addressing many of the issues associated with a personal injury action that other firms neglect. I would recommend this law firm to anyone in need of quality lawyering.
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Posted by Jacob | February 4, 2011
Handled My Car Accident Case With 100% Professionalism
I really cannot say enough about these guys. My best friend was in a terrible car wreck not of his making in New York. Instead of helping the insurance made it almost impossible for him and his family to get the medical bills paid. Morris had the situation resolved in a few months
Posted by Sharon | August 25, 2010
Personal Injury Case
Mr. Morris did a superb job obtaining a personal injury settlement from a car accident for a family member.
Posted by denise | July 29, 2010
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I would highly recomend the law office of James Morris. In the spring of 2008 I began my interviews for a lawyer to handle my case against Granite trucking company in the death of my husband.My husband was on his way to work and was struck and killed by one of their drivers who was passing in a no passing zone. I interviewed 4 law offices. Mr. Morris and his associates came well prepared and gave me the knowledge I would need to know in this type of case. They were always informative and did not talk over my head. Mr. Morris always kept me informed every step of the way and made paper work very easy for me to get done. His approch is professional and trustworthy and I would highly recommend Mr. Morris and his associates. If I ever need legal advice in the future he would be my first call.
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Posted by Patricia | July 28, 2010
personnal injury case
Pursued the case and took it to completion in a very short time. Always responded to me quickly and professionally.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Offices of James Morris
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Morris, Cantor & Barnes
  • 1988 - 2001
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Maloney, Gallup, Roach, Brown & McCarthy
  • 1980 - 1987

Education

  • University at Buffalo Law School, New York
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • State University College of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Legal Cases

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

Associations

  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • SuperLawyers Top 50 Upstate New York
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite Top 10 of Western New York
  • Buffalo Business First
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Buffalo Business First
  • 2014
  • 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer Upstate New York
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • President
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer Upstate New York
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Who's Who in the Law
  • Buffalo Business First
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Who's Who in the Law
  • Buffalo Business First
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Who's Who in Law
  • Buffalo Business First
  • 2008
  • Who's Who in the Law
  • Buffalo Business First
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association Basic Torts
  • Tips on Settling Cases Ethically - Lien resolution
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known attorney James Morris for many years and he is a highly skilled and capable trial attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.James Morris is one of the top personal-injury attorneys in Western New York. I referred several cases to his firm and was very impressed with their attention to detail and resounding success."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Jim Morris for many years and I wholeheartedly endorse him based on his integrity, work ethic and the results he obtains for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jim for several years and have always found him to be hard working and courteous to all. He is very well regarded in our legal community and he is always willing to help a fellow lawyer when he can."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Friend
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer's work.He is an excellent personal injury attorney of the highest calibur. I refer many people to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Medical malpractice
Personal injury
Personal injury

Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor

James earned significant contribution points in 2012.

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Buffalo Car accident Lawyer James Edward Morris
James Edward Morris
Car accident Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 42 years
Free Consultation