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James David Hartt

Employment and labor Attorney at Fairport, NY

4.5   68 reviews

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Attorney James D. Hartt represents victims of employment discrimination statewide. He has significant experience representing clients in the NYS Division of Human Rights, EEOC and in State and Federal Courts. Call Attorney James D. Hartt today to set up your free initial telephone consultation. 
With Offices in Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse, Attorney James D. Hartt is proud to offer his legal expertise to those in Western and Central New York.
Licensed for 19 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 07/19/2022
State AZ
Status Inactive
Acquired 2003
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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James D. Hartt, Attorney At Law
6 North Main Street
Suite 200F
Fairport, NY, 14450
James David Hartt
141 1st Street
Liverpool, NY, 13088
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  68 customer reviews
Posted by Christopher | November 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, Straightforward employment lawyer
I had an issue with my former employer who sent me a settlement agreement. I had never had a issue like this before and needed some legal advice and someone to review the contract. James Hartt returned my call promptly, was very proactive about my timetable and was professional. After reviewing the contract he informed me of all my options. In the process he help me walkthrough the negotiations process to get a higher settlement. His rate in my opinion was fair and I recommend him to anyone having issues with their employer. Even if you just request a constaltation its worth the money.
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Posted by Josephine | April 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
My experience with Mr. Hartt has been a good one. He worked very hard case and won! Mr. Hartt is very efficient, caring and understanding. When you are working with him, you deal directly with him wether it’s a text message, email or phone call. No In between people.i have nothing but good to say about my experience with Mr. Hartt and would use him again in a heart beat.
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Posted by Victoria | February 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest & Caring
I called James and talked to him and decided to retain him for my discrimination case. He was very honest about the possibilities with the outcome. There was age discrimination, failed to make reasonable accommodations. He was ver know ya did would hire him again if needed. One bit of advice print everything out before you start make sure you get it off your work email before they block you from it.
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Posted by Tony | January 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settlement made my wife and me so ecstatic
James waited patiently for the other attorney to stop playing games and then got them to settle for a figure that made my wife and me really happy. We also avoided a trial! So happy with James and his professional attitude. We were well taken care of!
Posted by Nicole | October 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect lawyer for first-time client
I lucked out finding Jim randomly online. Once you realize you might need a lawyer, it’s intimidating and daunting if you don’t know where to start. You worry about pricing, and convincing them to represent you…but after calling around to other law firms and feeling more helpless, I found James and he put me at ease right from the start! He listened to my claim and explained exactly why I had a case. His pricing was clear and fair. And basically, Jim guided me through a discrimination claim against my employer that ended in a good settlement without drawing things out any further. I especially love how communicative Jim was through email and text in spite of both our busy lives. He made time to care about me and this case. I’m grateful.
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Posted by Chauncey | September 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Dedicated, Compassionate
I called James Hartt because I believed I was discriminated against and was denied a job because of it. I explained the situation in detail to Mr. Hartt and, he felt it was a case worth fighting. (As did I) He was well educated in procedures, legalities, technicalities, and was incredibly helpful in breaking down the process to me. Any time there was any communication between the employer, other attorneys, and the court, James was quick to inform me of what was going on. I was well aware there was a chance the court might not rule in my favor. However, I was extremely confident Mr. Hartt would handle this case professionally and with extreme care. During the age of COVID it was quite refreshing to have someone as compassionate and dedicated to your case like Mr. Hartt. James never quit working this case from the moment he took it on, until the moment it was finished. He went to bat for me when no one else would and won. I could not be happier with the work that James and his team put into my case. The outcome was far greater than I could have ever hoped for. I would recommend Mr. James Hartt to anyone who is in need of a lawyer who will fight FOR YOU, who will educate, offer compassion, and honesty every step of the way. My family and I are grateful for everything he has done for us.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Goes to bat
James was wonderful to work with. He was responsive, knowledgeable, and honest through the entire process. In the end, he got me a settlement for more than what I had expected. Great job done.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Lawyer-even better experience
I was skeptical and scared and James quelled all those fears AND delivered and favorable stress free outcome. Even during a PANDEMIC I was not stressed because James was my lawyer. My concerns and complaints were not taken lightly and I was able to find peace through the situation. I am grateful for James, the outcome and my overall experience. Thank you again.
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Posted by Kaylee | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer!!
Best lawyer you could ever have!! He always communicates with you, answers any questions you could have, and will break everything down for you. He helped me win my case when no lawyer would take my case & he got me a settlement! 1000000% recommend!!
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Termination Matter Solved!
When I was fired for unjust causes, I interviewed a half dozen attorneys, each of whom charged outrageous retainers. Then, I found Mr. Hartt. He helped me WIN my case which settled before it went to trial.
Posted by Terry | April 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JAMES HARTT SAVED ME!!
I was at the end of my rope and didn't have any idea what I was going to do and then I was sent this "Angel" from above that led me in the right direction with a great outcome. I remember him saying "don't worry" and it was very hard for me to trust if you will, but I put my faith and trust in Atty James Hartt and he DID NOT let me down!! He guided me through the whole process, even though I was a little "out of sorts" at times and he just kept reassuring me it was going to be alright. He was not only my Attorney, he was my Guardian Angel, my Savior, and last but not least my HERO!! All of this trust and faith that I put in this AMAZING, KIND, CONSIDERATE, CARING individual that I never met and never even seen, truly deserves the BIGGEST GOLDEN STAR!! I commend you Mr. Atty. James D. Hartt, and trust and believe, you truly deserve it. I would recommend anyone out there that is reading this and needs an Atty for hire, James David Hartt is your man. I will be forever grateful Jamie. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
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Posted by Victor | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Great Super Lawyer"
I hired Mr. Hartt for a discrimination case. In the beginning I was going to give up on the case and I told Mr., Hartt about this and Mr Hartt really believed in my case and that we were going to prevail, so I continue with the case. His writing skills and expertise was out of this world, not to mention every time I had a question I will text him or email him and he will always respond in a timely manner. James Hartt is a very great lawyer he has a great heart, his passion to help people is amazing and his legal fees are well than fair. I enjoyed working with Mr. Hartt and if I ever have any issues again which I hope I don't I know who to contact. We need more lawyers in this world like Mr. Hartt who cares about there clients and put there Heart in every case just like Mr. Harrt does. Thank you again James! You are the best!
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Posted by Bryant | July 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My review of an A+ Attorney
I hired James to help me after I was wrongfully terminated from my position at an NYS agency. He helped me immensely throughout the process and always returned my calls in a timely manner if I had questions about the complaint we filed with the Division of Human Rights. We ended up moving the case to Federal Court because I was seeking a higher payout. James had informed me along the way that one of my witness could end up facing criminal charges should we proceed further into Federal Court, James always made sure I was aware of all the risks along the way. I decided to drop the case at the Federal level because I did not want to risk my witness’s freedom in the pursuit of more money. This served as an example of how James puts his clients first, not how much money he can makes, surely he could have made much more if we were to proceed. James promptly funded the remainder of the retainer for the case. I’ve had bad luck getting money back from attorneys in the past, but this was not the case with James. Over the years I’ve contact James regarding a few legal questions and he has always responded immediately. For example 2 years after I hired James, I had an administrative issue arise my new employer which caused me a great deal of stress. I text James late on a Friday night because I was so distraught, I didn’t know what to do, and was in a complete panic. James took time out of his weekend to consult with me about the incident first thing Saturday morning. I felt so much better knowing someone as knowledgeable as James is always there for me if I needed it. From my experience, it’s not easy to find an attorney that won’t just tell you what you want to hear so they can get your money, James certainly stands above the rest by offering fair rates, along with his specialized knowledge of the law, and compassion for his clients while seeking justice. I never take the time to write reviews but I decided to do so because I can’t thank James enough for the support he has provided me over the years. If you’re looking from an attorney that will stand by your side during some of your worst days, and help restore peace to your life then James is your guy.
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Posted by Melissa | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't Look Anywhere Else!
Jamie Hartt was a fantastic lawyer. He was extremely fair on pricing to represent me in my employment discrimination case. He met with me first at no cost to discuss the case. He gave his professional experience and opinion on where I stood, as well as each step along the way. He prepared me for each step and kept me calm during the stressful situations that came of the conference and documents from the opposing side. Luckily for my anxiety, Jamie was able to settle this for me before it went to the hearing. He answered calls, texts and emails any time of the day, night and weekends. He was kind and compassionate, and listened to all my fears going through with the lawsuit. I always will recommend Jamie to anyone that is encountered with employment discrimination. My family cannot thank you enough!!
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Posted by Sarah | October 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
I hired James to help with an employment discrimination case after he gave me a consultation. I could tell right away that he was a thorough lawyer that knew his stuff. He was able to get me a fair settlement instead of having to go to court which was what I was hoping for. James is a great communicator and let me know where we were at in the process from beginning to end. I would not hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to someone in need of a great lawyer.
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Posted by Melissa | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best worst experience
I was so scared when I had to hire a lawyer for 2 misd. I could have picked anyone. However, I thought Mr. Hartt had a kind smile and I knew instantly by speaking to him he would have my best interest. He performed a miracle in my opinion and I so happy and relieved this experience is past me. The best part was his continued communication with me. He would answer my messages immediately and constantly empathized with my fears. He was honest and truthful. Be honest with him and he will be your best ally!!! Thanks so much James!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A GREAT ATTORNEY
JAMES WAS PROFESSIONAL, APPROACHABLE, KIND AND COMPASSIONATE THROUGH OUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF OUR LEGAL MATTER. NOW THAT IT HAS BEEN RESOLVED, WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AND CONTINUE ON WITH OUR LIVES. FROM THE BEGINNING WHEN I FIRST SPOKE TO JAMES ON THE PHONE TO THE FINALIZING OF THIS CASE, HE HAS BEEN A CLASS ACT. THANK YOU JAMES FOR ALL YOU DID FOR US.
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Posted by Frank | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer A+
I was very impressed by attorney James Hart, from the free phone consultation, to retaining him, he’s a class act. Mr. Hartt is very empathetic and was always readily available for questions. He fought hard and truly cares about his clients! I would highly recommend him to anyone! Thank you Mr. Hartt!
Posted by Matthew | May 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Affordable, Honest, Easy-going
Provided good advice to lead me through an employment issue. Matter settled. Thanks!!
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Affordable, Thorough, Reliable & Smart!
I had a matter that Mr. Hartt settled quickly and to my advantage. Thank you James!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • James D. Hartt, Attorney
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Davidson Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Davis Miles, PLLC - PrepPaid Legal
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Concordia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • People vs. Chuck Schmidl
  • Charges dropped

Associations

  • Onondaga County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year - Arizona
  • PrePaid Legal Services
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • By Private Invitation Only. Any Employer may inquire within for rates.
  • Employment Discrimination Prevention
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hartt is an excellent lawyer. Anyone who hires Mr. Hartt will be happy they did."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fairport Employment and labor Lawyer James David Hartt
James David Hartt
Employment and labor Attorney
Fairport, NY
Licensed for 19 years