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Who We Are

The Ziff Law Firm has been providing residents of New York and Pennsylvania with skillful legal counsel in a wide range of personal injury matters for more than 60 years. We provide the experience and mastery of the law you would expect from a big-city law firm, with the personal attention and client service of a local firm. In short, we are an injury law firm unlike any other.

Our Philosophy

We are different. We take fewer cases so we can have more time for YOUR case. This means we take the time to listen to you and provide answers to your questions in plain English. We have three experienced injury lawyers, not fifty, so the attorney you talk to is the attorney who represents you, not some paralegal or kid right out of law school. And, we are local, not three hours away, so it’s easy to meet with us personally.


  • I would like to personally Thank everyone at the Ziff Law Firm, especially Karen Wheadon for all that they have done for me regarding an injury that I sustained during a motor vehicle accident. Karen and Jim were very understanding and thoughtful when it came to my needs. When I needed answers, Karen always found time to answer the call. Mr. Reed is a very knowledgeable person when it comes to injury claims. Without this amazing team I would have been lost, when an injury is sustained and you feel like there is no one there to help you, you don’t know where to turn. I was fortunate enough to find this team who was willing to do what it took to help guide me through this process. I can’t begin to thank them enough for the hard work, long hours and dedication that they put into my case. I would be more than happy to refer anyone whom I know to this law firm, knowing that they would put as much dedication into the next case as they did mine.

    Frank Rugiero, Elmira, NY

  • My sister in law and I were involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident approximtely 1 1/2 years ago. We were broken physically and emotionally. A friend recommended Ziff Law Firm and more specifically Mr. Jim Reed. We hired Mr. Reed and his team and it was the best decision we could have made. Jim Reed is a fantastic attorney. Just as importantly he is a fantastic person. Mr. Reed never promised us the moon. He was careful to advise us of the good and the bad that could happen. Many places will tell you anything to get you as a client. This was not the case with Mr. Reed. I found his approach full of professionalism, kindness and compassion, integrity and patience. We never waited long for an answer to questions we might have and sometimes we got our answer after hours before the weekends start. Just as important, Jim can be a fighter when the time calls for it. Not only did Jim posess these quality’s his paralegal Karen Wheadon has them also.

    If you or your family or friends are in NEED of a stellar attorney and staff, look no further than Elmira NY. Jim Reed and the staff of Ziff Law Firm is the place you want on YOUR side.

    Terri O’Rourke, Big Flats, NY

  • Adam was my attorney for an auto accident I had in 2002. From the very first day I met him I was at ease talking with him. He always called me back with’in the day if I called him for any reason. He also had me in on several occasions to discuss my case. I was also very happy with the amount of settlement he was able to get for me. I would like to Thank Adam and the whole firm for the way I was treated during my suite.

    Mitzi Raymond

  • We just have to send you a note to let you know how pleased we are with the outcome of our case. Christina is a very intelligent lady who exudes professionalism. Her compassion and kindness put us at ease from the very early days of her becoming a part of our case. We felt she truly empathized with our dilemma. She not only understood our pain and fears, she lived it with us. (You, and all of the Ziff employees we came in contact with, made us feel you were there for us because you cared).

    Larry and Diane, NY

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Our Process

Free Consultation

When you work with our firm, we take all the financial risks, not you. If we do not obtain compensation for your injuries, you owe us nothing. It’s as simple as that. Even if we are not able to take your case, or if it is something outside of our practice area, we are always willing to recommend another skilled lawyer will be able to help you.

State of the Art Technology

We employ the latest technology, software, equipment and techniques that permit is to prepare and present your case persuasively. The jurors we try cases before were raised in the digital age – don’t choose a lawyer who is still practicing in the stone age.

Millions Recovered

Our attorneys are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and have personally handled several million dollars-plus cases. Of equal importance, we bring the same level of commitment to obtaining maximum compensation for all of our clients.

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