Hilarie L. Henry

Hilarie L. Henry is an associate with the law firm of Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC.  She is a litigation attorney specializing in the defense of personal injury cases, primarily in the areas of trucking and automobile accidents, premises liability, and municipal law. 

Ms. Henry can be e-mailed at hlh@bhhattorneys.com



  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2014 - Concentration in Litigation/Alternative Dispute Resolution with Honors

    •  Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2014

        -  Eighth Place Oralist at U.S. Midwest Regional
    • Niagara International Moot Court Competition 2013
        -  Final Round Runner-Up
        -  Best Applicant Brief
      •  Journal of International Law

          -  Production Editor (2013-2014)
          -  Associate Editor (2012-2013)
      • War Crimes Prosecution Watch
          -  Editor in Chief (2013-2014)
          -  Associate Editor (2012-2013)
    • Pro Bono Graduating Student of the Year Award
    • Case Global Service Award
  • University of Rochester, B.A. (cum laude), 2010

Practice Areas:


  • Trucking and Transportation Negligence
  • Catastrophic Injury Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (including third-party personal injury and first-party claims)
  • Premises Liability
  • Municipal Law
  • Sexual Assault
  • Discrimination

Admitted to Practice:


  • New York State
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

Professional Affiliations/Activities:


  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Co-Vice-Chair of the Public Service Subcommittee
  • Buffalo Claims Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • THEMIS Advocates Group
  • CLM (Claims and Litigation Management Alliance)
    • Upstate New York CLM Chapter



  • “Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace – What Do Employer Clients Need to Know?”, DRI-For the Defense, March 2018

Civic Activities


  • Habitat for Humanity