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Richard J. Morrisroe

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Landlord or Tenant
  • Criminal/Traffic Defense
  • Plantiff's Personal Injury


Richard Jonathan Morrisroe has practiced law in New York State for nearly 11 years. Richard is a real estate
and trial attorney that focuses on real estate closings, evictions, criminal & traffic violation defense, and
plaintiff's personal injury work. He is the former City Attorney for the City of Dunkirk and acts as general
counsel for the Dunkirk Housing Authority. Originally from East Chicago, Indiana, he is of Irish-Puerto Rican
heritage, speaks fluent Spanish, and lived in Buffalo and now Dunkirk for over 25 years. where he lives with
his wife Iris, a Dominican-American school teacher originally from the Bronx, and his youngest son, Nicholas.

Prior to practicing law, Richard was a banker, a Spanish teacher, an executive director of a housing nonprofit
agency, a realtor, a drug prevention specialist, and a legislative aide for the Buffalo Common Council. He
graduated cum laude from both Amherst College and the University at Buffalo Law School.


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Major: American Studies & Spanish

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Minority Bar Association of Western New York, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Bar Association of Erie Co., Member, 2012 to Present
  • Northern Chautauqua Co Bar Association, Member, 2017 to Present

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Handle pro bono cases for the BAEC Volunteer Lawyer Project , 2012 to Present
  • Handle pro bono cases from time to time in Chau Co, 2018 to Present

Past Positions

  • Morrisroe Hebert LLP, Partner, 2012 to 2016
  • City of Buffalo Commissions on Citizens' Rights & Community Relations, Executive Director, 2016 to 2017
  • City of Dunkirk, City Attorney, 2017 to 2023
  • Sole Proprietor of the Law Office of Richard J. Morrisroe, 2017-2023


  • Spanish

Current Employment Position

  • Associate
  • Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2012


  • Desmond Moot Court Best Oral Advocate (University at Buffalo Law School), 2010 - Present