Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

Established in 1993

Practice Area: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Appellate Practice 128 more areas of practice + 128 more

Attorneys at This Firm 10 + attorneys view all
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent
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585-643-1015

Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

585-643-1015

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Serving Ontario Co., New York view address

  • Serving Ontario Co., New York view address

  • Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Serving Ontario Co., New York view address

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

About Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

We are honored to have earned high ratings from both our clients and peers. We offer free initial consultation and customized fee agreements to meet your needs. Learn more at www.harrischesworth.com or call 585-643-1015.

Harris Chesworth is a general practice firm with a commitment to listening, attentively; advising, objectively and acting, strategically to further our clients' mutually agreed upon best interests.

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We are honored to have earned high ratings from both our clients and peers. We offer free initial consultation and customized fee agreements to meet your needs. Learn more at www.harrischesworth.com or call 585-643-1015.

Harris Chesworth is a general practice firm with a commitment to listening, attentively; advising, objectively and acting, strategically to further our clients' mutually agreed upon best interests.

With our diverse backgrounds and involvement in government and private practice, we bring our depth of knowledge, common sense and varied experiences to bear on your legal concerns and business decisions. Our attorneys have a wide variety of legal experience in business, banking and finance, estate planning and administration, employment law, environmental matters, aspects of family law, litigation of all types, municipal affairs, real estate, taxation and finance planning. We have purposely kept our firm both large enough to allow attorneys to concentrate in particular areas of law, yet small enough to ensure that all clients are in regular contact with our partners and associates. Our clients are our highest priority, and they receive personalized legal services. Our attorneys are accessible at all times and we make use of all forms of communication to enhance that availability. Our goal is to bring efficient, competent, professional service to you and assist you in successfully resolving your legal issues as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

We represent individuals, business entities, financial institutions, not-for-profit charitable organizations and governmental units. Our clients are involved in a wide range of business activities including manufacturing, service industries, new technology, protection of the environment and natural resources, prevention of animal cruelty, farming and food processing, insurance, investment and financial services, medical services, mortgage lending, printing and publishing, real estate development, recreational activities, retail sales and other professional services.

We are inspired by the memory of one of our founding partners, Wayne Harris, to be "good citizens" by making a contribution to the community that we serve. With this in mind, the attorneys of our firm are encouraged to be involved in community, civic, service and political activities. Our attorneys have held appointed and elected governmental positions and are very involved in many public service organizations. Their activities involve service clubs such as Rotary, various Chambers of Commerce, professional associations, charitable and public service groups and civic organizations. Many of the firm's attorneys provide legal services and volunteer in many capacities to area not-for-profit organizations.

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Client Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 9 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 9 recommendations
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    4.9/5.0
  • Mark J. Valerio Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/17/15

    He got the job done quick and in a hurry. Love his attentiveness to my situation and pain. Read more

    He got the job done quick and in a hurry. Love his attentiveness to my situation and pain.

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  • Jeffrey M. Johnstone Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 by a Small Business on 05/13/11

    Mr. Johnstone, knows how to deal with people in different types of situations. He is professional and up-to-date on the law. Read more

    Mr. Johnstone, knows how to deal with people in different types of situations. He is professional and up-to-date on the law.

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  • Nicole A. Fitzgerald Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 08/25/15

    Nicole is outstanding! She has a passion for her clients. I dont think I would have had the outcome i had had I not had Nicole. She is there for you e... Read more

    Nicole is outstanding! She has a passion for her clients. I dont think I would have had the outcome i had had I not had Nicole. She is there for you every step of the way giving honest feedback and offering every option at her disposal. She will go the extra mile every time I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone dealing with a Family law issue.

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  • Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 02/19/15

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  • Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

    5.0/5.0 by a Small Business on 02/19/15

    The firm demonstrated true expertise in estate work. I was particularly pleased with their level of customer service and timely follow up to my questions. Read more

    The firm demonstrated true expertise in estate work. I was particularly pleased with their level of customer service and timely follow up to my questions.

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  • Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/13/10

    a very friendly firm. all the lawyers were responsive and willing to help. found them all to be well informed and very knowledgeable. Read more

    a very friendly firm. all the lawyers were responsive and willing to help. found them all to be well informed and very knowledgeable.

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  • Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

    4.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 11/23/10

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  • Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

    4.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 09/17/10

    They should offer you something to drink if you're in a room that long signing papers. Read more

    They should offer you something to drink if you're in a room that long signing papers.

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  • Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

    4.8/5.0 by a Small Business on 09/01/10

    The firm is very responsive to the needs of a small business. They are easy to schedule an appointment with, and all of the attorneys are very knowledgeable and professi... Read more

    The firm is very responsive to the needs of a small business. They are easy to schedule an appointment with, and all of the attorneys are very knowledgeable and professional.

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 3 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.7/5.0
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    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.7/5.0

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Firm Details

Year Established
1993
Firm Size
20
Payment Information
    Free initial consultation
    Credit cards accepted
    Fixed hourly rates
    Fixed fees available

Areas of Law

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Federal Practice
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Child Custody
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Foreclosures
  • General Practice
  • Guardianship
  • Insurance
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Tax Planning
  • White Collar Crime
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Judicial Review
  • Professional Licensing
  • False Advertising
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Evictions
  • Industrial Leasing
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Lease Finance
  • Lease Terminations
  • Leasing
  • Office Leasing
  • Retail Leasing
  • Shopping Center Leasing
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Tort Defense
  • Tort Liability
  • Trademarks
  • Counterfeiting
  • Trademark Arbitration
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Truck Accidents
  • Highway Design Liability
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Estate Settlements
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Financial Planning
  • Living Trusts
  • Personal Planning
  • Pet Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Retirement Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Surrogates Court Practice
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust and Estate Collections
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Litigation
  • Trust Planning
  • Unclaimed Property
  • Wealth Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Whiplash
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
  • Successions
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Land Development
  • Land Entitlement
  • Land Use
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Land Use Permitting
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Rezoning
  • Special Districts
  • Subdivisions
  • Water Districts
  • Zoning Law
  • Zoning Variances
  • Discrimination
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Constitutional Law
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Business Formation
  • Business Planning
  • Small Business Law
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Employment Contracts
  • Joint Ventures
  • Separation Agreements
  • Child Support and Adoptions
  • Municipal and Police Litigation Defense
  • Emerging and Entrepreneurial Business Planning
  • Employee Benefits
  • Executive Compensation
  • Exempt Organizations

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