James D. Hartt,

Attorney at Law

A General Law Practice, Proudly Serving New York State.

About James Hartt

James Hartt, received his law degree from The Chicago-Kent College Of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. He is admitted to practice in three states, including: New York, New Jersey and Arizona, and is also admitted in the Federal District Court. His experience as a private practitioner is both extensive and varied relative to the number of years he has practiced. James Hartt has appeared in both State and Federal Courts, as well as local courts, arbitrations and mediations on behalf of his clients. James Hartt has represented several different types of clients ranging from large insurance companies to individual blue collar workers in employment-related disputes.

Quote of the Week

"People say I've had brushes with the law. That's not true. I've had brushes with overzealous prosecutors."

-Mark Duffy

Mission Statement

To provide each client with quality work in a cost effective and timely manner.I strive to achieve these simple yet important objectives with each and everyclient because I care about each client and each matter that they entrust me to handle.

Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Defense - Felonies & Misdemeanors
  • Wrongful Termination/Discrimination
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Contract Drafting / Interpretation
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Licensure Defense

*James Hartt is also available to act as a Mediator for most Civil Disputes
**Please note that James Hartt does not practice Bankruptcy Law and Domestic Relations Law.

Attorney Rate Information

Dear Prospective Client,

When you retain James D. Hartt, Attorney At Law, you will be charged a reasonable hourly rate or, in some instances, a reasonable flat fee. I will personally weigh the complexity of your legal matter, along with other important considerations to come up with a payment plan that works for you.

Significantly, I will always pay close attention to your stated preferences with respect to billing matters. My motto: "Justice Can Be Affordable" is not just lip service; it reflects my deeply held belief that lawyers ought to have as their first priority, an interest in providing value to each of their clients. A client receives "value" when his/her attorney strives to achieve the best result possible for the client, given the client's circumstances, while charging the client only that amount which is minimally required to attempt to obtain the optimal result.

Unfortunately, legal strategy often involves risk taking, and no lawyer can ever guarantee victory for any client. Litigation, for example, tends to be a particularly risky endeavor for clients. In the context of litigation, a client obtains "value" when his/her attorney advises "for or against" litigation after first weighing the merits of the client's claims or defenses against the strength of the opposing party's position, and then analyzing the level of risk that the client is willing to assume.

By employing the methodology and billing philosophy just described, my clients can rest assured that each of their matters will be handled with due care and thoughtfulness, and that they will not be charged a penny more than what is reasonably necessary under the particular circumstances.


James Hartt



70 Linden Oaks, 3rd Floor 
Rochester, NY 14625

Call (585) 425-8682 or 490-7100 (Cell) 


Call (716) 400-3260


290 Elwood Davis Road, Suite 290
Liverpool, NY 13088