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     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


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



Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (33%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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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 198007/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite Top 10 of Western New YorkBuffalo Business First2015
SuperLawyers Top 50 Upstate New YorkSuperLawyers2015
Super Lawyers Upstate New YorkSuperLawyers2014
Legal EliteBuffalo Business First2014
PresidentWestern New York Trial Lawyers Association2013
Super Lawyer Upstate New YorkSuperLawyers2013
Super Lawyer Upstate New YorkSuperLawyers2012
Who's Who in the LawBuffalo Business First2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Who's Who in the LawBuffalo Business First2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
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 AssociationPresident2013 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyMember1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lis v. Delta Sonic Car Wash SystemsThe case was settled following mediation for a structured settlement with a present value of $825,000.
Brown v. NationwideAn arbitrator awarded the entire available insurance policy proceeds of $275000. to Mr. Brown
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
State University of New York at BuffaloCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association Basic TortsTips on Settling Cases Ethically - Lien resolution2012