With over 70 years of experience in the Court Rooms of the Twin Tiers, Ziff Law’s skilled legal team will fight hard for the money you deserve.

We Love What We Do

The Ziff Law Firm has provided residents of New York and Pennsylvania with skillful legal counsel in a wide range of personal injury and medical malpractice matters for over 70 years. Our team provides 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 Process

Free Consultation

When you work with the Ziff Law Firm, we’ll take 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, we’re happy to provide recommendations for another firm that can better suit your needs.

Our High-Tech Advantage

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. We employ the latest software and techniques, which will present your case persuasively.

We Deliver Results

Our attorneys are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We have personally handled many million dollar-plus cases. However, the Ziff Law team brings the same level of commitment to obtaining maximum compensation for all of our clients.

From an Apprecative Client

"I was in a car accident where I was rear ended, sandwiched between a truck and a large SUV, and suffered a fractured sternum. I waited a few months to see Jim. In retrospect, I would have contacted Jim immediately. On my journey Jim and his paralegal , Karen, helped me every step of the way. I was always shown respect, honesty, and patience. I was very pleased with my settlement and highly recommend Ziff Law Firm. With sincere Thanks Jim and Karen Annie"

—Annie Bennett

Note from a Local Attorney

“Jim: What I was trying to say was how wise, thoughtful, smart, empathetic, humble, clear, insightful, knowledgeable, conscientious, and responsive you are. I have practiced full time in Tompkins County for 37 years, and have not met any other attorney to whom I would more enthusiastically give my referral for a medical malpractice or personal injury case. I cannot thank you enough for your help.”

—Elizabeth J. Bixler

Blumkin, Finlay & Bixler, LLP
401 East State Street, Suite 300
Ithaca, New York, 14850

From an Appreciative Client

“Jim Reed spoke to me about my case, and educated me about its legal ramifications. I learned a lot talking with him. He spoke in a down to earth manner, so that I could easily understand what my options were. He often used metaphors, so that I could have yet another avenue of understanding, and perspective. He is bright, warm, a quick thinker on his feet. His follow through was trustworthy and consistent. I felt a sincerity in his earnestness to help me. I would recommended him to anyone that wants an attorney who is highly ethical and very skilled. He is a true advocate. I felt respected and cared about.”

—C. Temple

Ithaca, NY

From a Local Businessperson

"We have found Jim Reed to be dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, courteous, and very helpful when it comes to helping with our business needs.

We want you to know that we are very pleased with the quality of service your company provides. We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the way you conduct business. We have recommended your company to others because of our satisfaction with your service. We look forward to doing business with you for years to come.”

—Deanne Knapp

Unique Solution Monogramming
Horseheads, New York

A kind note from someone whose case we declined

“Thanks for being right up front about it, I thank you. I know that not all Lawyers are the same, but I’m sure there are some out there that would have taken the case and not done it justice. From our conversations, I can see that you and your Firm are really in touch with the public and are looking out for the best interest of your clients.
Again, thank you for all your help and I will take the advice that you have given and go forward with it to hopefully take care of this unfortunate sit


Bath, N.Y.

Thank you so much for your help.

I really appreciate it and feel like you and your associates do a fantastic job.”

—Rachel Pasquarelli

Elmira, NY

I will never be able to thank you enough

for all you have done for my children and I.”

—Karen S.

Pine City, NY

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