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Harry J. Forrest

Harry J. Forrest

Contact Information

716-854-4300, x 225
416-221-5600 (Toronto)
866-893-2003 (Toll-Free)


Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Motorcycle Injuries
  • Construction Site Injuries
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Long Term Disability Claim Appeals
  • Medical Device and Defective Drug Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Counseling

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


Harry 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 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.

Harry is admitted to practice law in all New York State courts, the Western District of New York at the United States Western District of New York, as well as the Federal Court of Claims in Washington D.C. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Academy of Medical/Legal Professionals. Harry serves as a board member and general counsel for The Parkinsons Association of Western New York, Inc. and has been selected to the New York Super Lawyers - Upstate Edition for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  He was also recently selected as an honoree for the Legal Elite of Western New York list for 2014.

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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)

Honors & Awards

Pro Bono Service Award Winner, United States District Court for the Western District of New York, 2004

Super Lawyers Upstate NY 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

2012 Who's Who In Law, Buffalo Law Journal

2014 Legal Elite, Buffalo Business First


Erie County Bar Association, Member

New York Bar Association, Member

Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Academy of Medical and Legal Professionals, Member

Parkinson's Association of Western New York, Inc.,

Member, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2012

National Parkinson Foundation, WNY - General Counsel