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Year founded: 1926
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Our firm has long been associated with quality, professional legal service provided in a personal way. We’re particularly proud of the fact that our clients are the greatest source of our referrals, and that we have helped two, three and even four generations of families with their legal needs.

We trace our beginnings to 1900 when Charles E. Bostwick, a prominent Rochester attorney, opened a law practice dedicated to serving individuals and small businesses in the Greater Rochester area.

In 1926, Ira H. Morris, the first of three generations of Morris attorneys, joined the Bostwick firm. He was well known as a skilled, hard-working lawyer who stayed in close contact with his clients, and he quickly gained prominence as a trial attorney.

Ira Morris assumed a leadership role in the firm in 1945. His own three sons – Stephen, Richard, and James – joined the firm between 1958 and 1967, and the practice was renamed Morris & Morris. Ira Morris died in 1990, but attorneys in our firm continue to adhere to what he called our most important rule – "treat clients as you would wish to be treated."

In 2006, Deborah M. Field – a third-generation lawyer in the Morris family and the daughter of James Morris – joined our practice. Both Ms. Field and Mr. Morris have been selected by their peers to be included in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Field was honored for her work in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and her law firm partner, James E. Morris, is also included in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Mediation.


Morris & Morris Attorneys is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Rochester-NY, NY
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


Metro Rankings

Rochester-NY, NY
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Morris & Morris Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report "Best Law Firms" for 8 consecutive years.


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