about us

Our mission is to help your business thrive, legally.

mary jane (Mj) morley

As the driving force behind three small businesses, MJ possesses an intimate understanding of the unique legal challenges entrepreneurs face. She recognizes that cost considerations often deter small business owners from engaging with legal counsel.  As a result, MJ bridges this gap by offering accessible, cost-effective solutions, ensuring that fellow entrepreneurs can safeguard their interests without financial strain. 

Her practice is built on the premise that quality legal support should empower businesses of all sizes, fostering growth and stability in an ever-evolving legal landscape.

She began her career as an attorney at a large law firm in the litigation group. She represented clients in state and federal courts across New York, regarding a variety of contract, trade secret, intellectual property, financial services and business-related disputes.  Additionally, MJ worked with clients in niche industries, and online businesses with contracts, data privacy, cybersecurity, and breach response.  MJ also worked for a boutique law firm that provided general counsel services to clients in niche industries.

MJ was awarded the Super Lawyers®, Rising Star Designation for Commercial Litigation in 2023. Rising Stars is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation. She was awarded this distinction for 2023.

MJ was awarded the 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America designation for exceptional work in Commercial Litigation.  Best LawyersOnes to Watch is a recognition awarded by Best Lawyers to lawyers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

MJ is admitted to practice in:

• New York

• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

• U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

• U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

When MJ is not working, she can be found coaching youth ice hockey or little league baseball. MJ lives in Amherst with her husband, two children, and dogs.

At MJ Morley Law, our team is composed of dedicated professionals including a Client Happiness Manager and an Operations Specialist. For more extensive projects, we sometimes collaborate with contract attorneys and paralegals to ensure we meet your needs efficiently and effectively. Additionally, we form partnerships with other firms for larger scale work, always keeping our commitment to a client-first approach. As our valued client, you will have Mary Jane Morley as your primary attorney and point of contact, ensuring personalized and attentive legal service.