Richard J. Morrisroe


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 has 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 nonprofit housing agency, a realtor, a drug prevention specialist, and a legislative aide for the Buffalo Common Council. He graduated cum laude from Amherst College and the University at Buffalo Law School.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Closings
  • Criminal and Traffic Defense
  • Landlord and Tenant Matters
  • General Business Matters


  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York


  • Desmond Moot Court Best Oral Advocate (University at Buffalo Law School)