Harris Beach PLLC

Harris Beach PLLC

3 Star Rating     2 reviews

Main Office:

One Grimsby Drive, | Hamburg | NY | 14075-3764

Phone: 716-646-5050 | Fax: 716-648-8201

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Year of establishment 1856 Number of partners 123
Number of offices 11 Partner to associate ratio 2.20
Biggest office Hamburg Percentage of women attorneys 20.20
Number of attorneys 217 Percentage of minority attorneys 7.10
Number of associates 57
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Harris Beach PLLC Reviews

- Reviewed on February 26, 2020

Advice to law firm management: Give people at least some of their money so they wontvrun to the feds. I'm glad I didn't get thrown under the bus, the harris beach lawyers blamed it on the paralegals.

Pros: Harris Beach Attorneys were stealing people's lawsuit money so I resigned to stay out of trouble with the feds.

Cons: They got themselves into more trouble than what it's worth. I'm glad I resigned was ahead of time before the feds rated their offices.

Partners to Avoid and Why: All of them.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Nothing

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2016

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I think the leadership team is doing a great job. Keep showing your associates you care on a regular basis and everyone will profit.

Pros: This is simply a great place to work. The training and mentoring program is top notch, and it's obvious that leadership really cares about the wellbeing of their employees. The work/life balance and general work environment here are fantastic.

Cons: It's very hard to find something to dislike about this firm. Communication about strategic matters that relate to the firm could be a bit better.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Harris Beach is among the top U.S. law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. For 160 years our firm has been recognized for being at the forefront of innovation. Reflecting our forward thinking culture, the firm has invested in consulting subsidiaries in order to deliver holistic approaches as needed to the many opportunities and challenges our clients encounter. Clients tell us it is our entrepreneurial view to problem-solving that makes our firm a valuable collaborator. We recognize first and foremost we are in a service profession and make our strongest investments in our people, supplying them with the tools and technology they need to deliver high-quality services to meet our clients’ goals. Our reach is not limited by our brick and mortar locations. We mobilize professionals with the best-suited experience to serve clients where they need us, whether regionally, nationally or internationally. While Harris Beach has a strong office presence throughout New York state and the tristate area, our capabilities extend far beyond. Many of our practices are national in scope. The firm also has a network of regional firms across the county to draw upon. We serve the needs of many foreign companies with their investments across the U.S., including mergers and acquisitions of U.S. entities. For clients making international investments or seeking intellectual property protections, we can access a large international network of law firms we routinely work with and know we can rely upon. Through the strategic application of our resources, relationships, legal and consulting expertise, we build the right team to get the job done for our clients – efficiently and cost-effectively. Every person at Harris Beach is committed to being accessible, productive, responsive and technologically sophisticated to provide the utmost value to our clients. Harris Beach Values Harris Beach believes in solutions. Through the strategic application of our resources, relationships, and legal expertise, we build the right team to get the job done for our clients – efficiently and cost-effectively. We take pride in crafting innovative, practical, and comprehensive solutions to our clients’ pressing challenges. Every person at Harris Beach is committed to being accessible, productive, responsive, and technologically sophisticated to provide the utmost value to our clients. We stand behind the statement that in our practice and client service, we will be to our clients “Lawyers you’ll swear by

Practice Areas

Harris Beach PLLC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Business And Commercial Litigation
  • Collection Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction And Surety Law
  • Corporate
  • Criminal Law
  • Cybersecurity Protection And Response
  • Diversity Compliance
  • E Discovery
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Financial Restructuring Bankruptcy And Creditors' Rights
  • Foreclosure
  • Government Compliance And Investigations
  • Health Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Internet Law
  • Labor And Employment Law
  • Life And Asset Planning
  • Mass Torts And Industry Wide Litigation
  • New Markets Tax Credit
  • Patent Trademark And Copyright Law
  • Product Liability And Comprehensive General Liability
  • Public Finance And Economic Development
  • Real Property Valuation Litigation
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law

Hiring Criteria

Harris Beach PLLC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Candidates are evaluated on their academics in law school and undergraduate coursework, writing skills, analytical ability, motivation, interpersonal skills, and commitment to a geographic area.

Pro bono

Harris Beach has a long and proud history of serving the communities in which it practices. We place a high value on community service and encourage our attorneys and administrative personnel to participate in charitable efforts they feel strongly about. Our approach to community service works on several levels. While we contribute as a firm through sponsorships and financial contributions to a myriad of not-for-profit organizations and cultural institutions in each of our communities, individuals also contribute their time by serving on the boards of community and professional organizations.

Harris Beach PLLC Awards and Recognitions

Richard A. Shutts, Jr. Receives Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazers Award

Judge Victoria A. Graffeo Receives Vincent E. Doyle, Jr. Award

Pietra G. Lettieri Receives Buffalo Business First's 40 Under 40 Award

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Harris Beach strives to cultivate a workplace where inclusion, acceptance, and mutual respect are standard practice. Our mission is to excel as a leading multicultural law firm that reflects and builds upon the growing diversity of the communities we serve. By welcoming different perspectives, we enhance both our work environment and the service we offer to our clients.

Summer associate program

Our summer associate program offers law school students a chance to get to know the culture and


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