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James E. Morris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Buffalo, NY

Law Offices of James Morris
70 Niagara St, Suite 404
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 866-510-7760
Fax: 716-855-1119
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney James E. Morris is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of James Morris in Buffalo, New York. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Morris provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Buffalo/Niagara metro and surrounding areas who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Having focused exclusively on plaintiff injury representation for the past 30 years, Mr. Morris has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of individuals and families adversely affected by car, truck and motorcycle accidents and other preventable tragedies. From his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for those he has served, and he regularly works with a team of professionals to devise the most effective strategies possible to help his clients obtain the justice they deserve.

Honored for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding client service, Mr. Morris is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been named on the Top 50 Upstate New York Lawyers list. He has also received a Legal Elite designation from the Buffalo Law Journal and holds a "Superb" client rating on Avvo.

A 1976 cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Mr. Morris returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 1979. The New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Morris has served as president of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, and he is an active member of the New York Trial Lawyers Association and the Erie County Bar Association as well as other professional affiliations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021

About James E. Morris

First Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.jamesmorrislaw.com/our-attorneys/james-morris/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Mr. Morris served as a lecturer for the New York State Bar Association seminar on the topic of handling Medicare and Medicaid liens in personal injury cases., Lecturer, New York State Bar Association

Educational Background

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Cum Laude, 1976
  • Graduate University of Buffalo School of Law Juris Doctor, 1979

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Recognized by Who's Who in the Law in New York.  , 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of National Trial Lawyers., 2014
  • Member of New York State Trial Lawyers Western Affiliate., 2020
  • Member, New York Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - Present
  • President 2013, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, member 1982 - Present, 2020
  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County, 1980 - Present, 2020
  • Member of the Judiciary Committee of the Erie County Bar Association, 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Named to America's Most Honored Lawyers for 2020 by the American Registry.  , 2020
  • James Morris was selected for an interview in September of 2010 by the Buffalo Law Journal and quoted in that Journal's article concerning expert witness testimony entitled "Great testimony can save your personal injury case".  James Morris spoke on the topic of "Ethical Resolution of Liens" before the NYS Bar Association in June of 2012. , 2012

Honors/Awards

  • Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.  , Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating , Martindale Hubbell Legal , 2021
  • Mr. Morris was selected as a Top 100 Lawyer for 2013 by the National Trial Lawyers., Top 100 Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Superlawyers selected a top 50 list of lawyers from Upstate New York after reviewing various sources of information., Super Lawyers Top 50 for Upstate New York, SuperLawyers, 2020
  • Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First, 2012
  • Elected President of the largest trial lawyer association in Western New York., President, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Mr. Morris was named to the 2019 Legal Elite of Western New York in the field of personal injury., Legal Elite of Western New York, Buffalo Law Journal, 2019
  • Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First, 2012
  • Mr. Morris was selected as a Top Attorney in Western New York by the Hudson Valley Magazine in September of 2013. , Top Attorneys in Western New York, Hudson Valley Magazine, 2013
  • The Buffalo Law Journal received over 1000 nominations and selected the Top Ten as published on September 21, 2015. , Buffalo Law Journal Legal Elite Top 10, Buffalo Law Journal , 2015
  • Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First, 2012
  • Selected in field of personal injury in Upstate New York, Whos Who in Law, Buffalo Business First, 2011

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Motorcycle Accident case resolved against two insurance carriers for $470,000. , 2020
  • Handled a motor vehicle accident case resulting in a settlement for 1.633 million dollars., 2011
  • Lis v. Delta Sonic Car Wash Systems, The case was settled following mediation for a structured settlement with a present value of $825,000, January 19, 2010
  • Represented plaintiff in bus pedestrian accident case, resolved during trial for 1.55 million, 2013
  • Personally handled a wrongful death case against a trucking company in resulting in a settlement of $1.55 million dollars as well as a construction accident case resulting in a settlement of $825,000., 2009
  • Brown v. Nationwide, An arbitrator awarded the entire available insurance policy proceeds of $275000. to Mr. Brown, March 23, 2009
  • Has personally handled and worked in conjunction with attorneys in his firms for over 25 years to reach trial verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars in construction accidents, trucking accidents and death cases.

Industry Groups

  • 2013 President Of The Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member Of The American Association Of Justice
  • Member Of The New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member Of Western Region Affiliate Of The New York Trial Lawyers Association.
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Office Location for James E. Morris

70 Niagara St
Suite 404
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 866-510-7760

Fax: 716-855-1119

Last Updated: 6/24/2021

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