Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP (Rochester, New York)

Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP

Law Firm serving Ontario Co., New York
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.
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About This Firm

About This Firm
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.

Areas of Law

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

Overall Client Rating

in Business Law, Real Estate and Trusts and Estates
4.9 out of 5.0
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  • Data based on 8 reviews
  • Recommended by 8 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 08/25/15
Posted by a Small Business on 02/19/15
5.0 out of 5.0
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.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/13/10
5.0 out of 5.0
a very friendly firm. all the lawyers were responsive and willing to help. found them all to be well informed and very knowledgeable.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/17/10
4.0 out of 5.0
They should offer you something to drink if you're in a room that long signing papers.
Posted by a Small Business on 09/01/10
4.8 out of 5.0
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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  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP
300 Linden Oaks, Suite 100,
Rochester, NY 14625-2805
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Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP
300 Linden Oaks, Suite 100,
Rochester, NY 14625-2805