Harry J. Forrest

Harry J. Forrest

Attorney at Law

Phone

716-854-4300 x 225

716-566-7258

Email

hforrest@gross-shuman.com

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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada

Attorney Bio

Harry J. Forrest focuses his legal practice on personal injury claims involving motor vehicle collisions, construction site accidents, fall-down accidents and wrongful death. He also practices in the areas of civil litigation, business counseling and long-term disability claims and appeals. He has successfully handled cases in both federal and state courts and has tried cases to verdict involving claims for personal injury, property damage, contract disputes and constitutional civil rights violations.

Harry is also a foreign legal consultant in Ontario, Canada, and actively represents Ontario residents with their legal claims for injuries sustained in New York State. 

Harry is a graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport where he obtained a dual degree, magna cum laude, in criminal justice and psychology. He then obtained his law degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York, J.D. (Cum Laude)
  • State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport, New York, B.S. (Magna Cum Laude)

Professional Association

  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Parkinson's Association of Western New York, Inc., board of directors, 2005–2015
  • National Academy of Finance, Hamburg High School, advisory board
  • Hamburg Youth Wrestling Club, coach
  • D.A.R.E. – Orchard Park Police Child ID Card Program, sponsor

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Upstate NY, 2010–2016
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York, Pro Bono Service Award Winner, 2004
  • Buffalo Law Journal Who's Who In Law, 2012
  • Buffalo Business First Legal Elite, 2014
2012 Who's Who in Law
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