About Us

Who We Are

Founded in 1996, the New York law firm of Burns & Harris relentlessly fights for your rights when you have been injured from an accident or another’s negligence. We know how to deal with those responsible for your injury and have a proven track record in representing our clients’ interests from the time of their initial consultation to the resolution of their case. We go into every trial prepared to win nothing less than a settlement that is in your best interest.

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Solid Reputation in NYC

Our law firm has earned the respect of our clients and the legal community—even among our adversaries. Throughout New York and surrounding counties, we have a reputation for excellence, ethics, and compassion. Burns & Harris continues to build its reputation by serving clients in local, state, and federal courts in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and throughout the New York area.

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How We Can Help

Our experience and compassion guide us from initial consultation to the completion of your case. Our goal is to resolve your injury or negligence case successfully and quickly so you can resume your normal life as quickly as possible. Our knowledge and experience in the field of injury law allow us to offer you numerous solutions and options to resolve your case in the way you want.

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Verdicts and Settlements

Burns and Harris has secured over $500 million in verdicts and settlements. Below are a few examples of cases won:

  • $17.5 million for violation of civil rights
  • $12 million for a construction accident
  • $10.5 million for wrongful death
  • $2.9 million for a slip and fall injury
  • $1.35 million for use of excessive force

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Practice Areas

Police Abuse

Burns and Harris are experts on legal matters regarding police brutality, sexual abuse and nursing home abuse. Below are some claims related to abuse that Burns and Harris can help with:


Accidents can occur to anyone at any time and can have lasting, devastating impacts on a person’s life. Below are some claims related to accidents that Burns and Harris can help with:


Malpractice is the failure of professionals to provide adequate service to clients, often leading to personal injuries or substantial loss of income. Below are some claims related to malpractice that Burns and Harris can help with: