Anthony J. Cervi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Buffalo, NY

Attorney at Law
 | 822 Convention Tower, 43 Court St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-262-8485
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Anthony J. Cervi is a sole practitioner at Anthony J. Cervi, Attorney at Law in Buffalo, New York. Mr. Cervi practices in the areas of family law, personal injury law, probate law and real estate law. He has experience with general civil and commercial litigation matters and handles cases involving divorce and child custody, as well as with representing plaintiffs in catastrophic injury matters.

    Mr. Cervi serves clients in the Buffalo and Niagara metropolitan areas, including Amherst, Clarence, Depew, East Aurora, Grand Island, Hamburg, Kenmore, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lewiston, Lockport, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Tonawanda, West Seneca and Williamsville. He has more than 15 years of experience and is dedicated to protecting the best interests of his clients.

    In addition to running his law firm, Mr. Cervi is a judge in the Town of Lancaster drug court. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a former school board member for the Maryvale School System. He is involved in his legal community as well and an active member of the Bar Association of Erie County, the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Defenders Association.

    Mr. Cervi received a bachelor’s degree, dual majoring in criminal justice and political science, from Buffalo’s Canisius College, and earned his law degree from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska. He holds an active license in New York and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Family Law
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Real Estate: Consumer
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Short Sale, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    About Anthony Cervi

    Admitted: 2002, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • International Moot Court Competition (Semi-Finalist), Creighton University School of Law
    • Mara Skrupa Award for Excellence in Clinical Education, Creighton University School of Law, May 2001
    • Dean’s List, Top 10% of Law School Class 1998/1999, Creighton University School of Law
    • Lead Counsel Rated in 2017 for Family and Divorce, Lead Counsel, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Town Court Judge 2013- Present 
    • Member, New York State Defenders Association
    • Member, Erie County Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2002
    • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Former School Board Member, Maryvale School System
    • Lifetime Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • United States Army, 1st Cavalry Division, September 1991 - April 1993
    • United States Army, 3rd Armored Division, August 1990 - September 1991
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 2003
    • Lancaster Town Judge; 2014-Present; Presiding Justice over Criminal (Misdemeanors), Vehicle and Traffic and Small Claims Matters.
    • New York, 2002

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lancaster Youth Baseball Assistant Coach

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Taught Criminal Justice and Estates for paralegal studies at Erie Community College for 2 years., Adjunct Professor, Adjunct Professor, Erie Community College, 2016

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Town of Lancaster Judge , 2014

    Educational Background:

    • Canisius College; Bachelor of Arts, Major: Criminal Justice, Political Science, 1998; Deans List, Rugby Football Club.

    Industry Groups

    • Attorney For Children Program
    • Erie County Bar Association
    • Lead Counsel
    • New York Bar Association
    • New York State Defenders Association
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    Office Location for Anthony J. Cervi

    822 Convention Tower
    43 Court St
    Buffalo, NY 14202

    Phone: 716-262-8485

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    Last Updated: 3/18/2021

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