John V. Elmore

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Buffalo, NY

The Law Offices of Steve Boyd and John Elmore
 | 40 North Forest Road, Buffalo, NY 14221
Phone: 716-267-6349
Fax: 716-839-9959
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    With over 33 years of experience, John V. Elmore is a personal injury attorney with The Law Offices of Steve Boyd and John Elmore. Mr. Elmore represents clients in Buffalo, New York, and the surrounding metropolitan areas in cases of wrongful death, injury on property, dangerous products,nursing home abuse, medical mistakes, sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, construction accidents, brain injuries, premises liability and trucking accidents.

    Along with his focus on personal injury cases, Mr. Elmore also handles matters of criminal defense and white collar general litigation. Extensively experienced in both state and federal criminal court matters, he has been named the Citizen of the Year by The Buffalo News, and received the Community Service Award from the Minority Bar Association and the Criminal Justice Award from the Erie County Bar Association, along with many other service and professional awards. Mr. Elmore is a former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and New York State  Assistant Attorney General.

    In 1985, Mr. Elmore graduated from Syracuse University College of Law with his Juris Doctor. He is now a member of  the Bar Association of Erie County and Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. The governor appointed him as chairperson of the 4th Department of the Judicial Screening Committee and to serve on the New York Judicial Screening Committee.

    Actively involved in his community, Mr. Elmore formerly served as a member on the New York State Commission on Indigent Defense. He is a lifetime member of the NAACP, has served for 7 years  as a trustee of Erie Community College and is a former member of the United States District Court Western District of New York’s Magistrate Selection Committee. Mr. Elmore volunteers his time as a certified USA boxing coach, referee and judge. 

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About John Elmore

    Admitted: 1985, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • N.A.A.C.P. Medgar Evers Civil Rights Award
    • Business First Forty under Forty Recognition
    • Ebony magazine Phenomenal Father Award
    • Parents magazine Good Neighbor Award
    • Buffalo News Citizen of the Year
    • Minority Bar Association Community Service Award
    • Erie County Bar Association Criminal Justice Award
    • Super Lawyers, 2006 - Present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chairperson  4th Department Judicial Screening Committee, 2019
    • New York Judicial Screening Committee
    • Former member, U.S. Magistrate Selection Committee for U.S. District Court, Western District of N.Y.
    • Former Chairperson, Grievance Committee, Eighth Judicial District Attorney
    • New York State Defenders Association
    • Past President, Minority Bar Association of Western New York, Inc.
    • Bar Association of Erie County

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Life Member, N.A.A.C.P.
    • Former member, New York State Commission on Indigent Defense
    •  Coach, Referee and Judge, U.S.A. Boxing
    • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
    • Syracuse University Law Alumni
    • Referee, U.S.A. Boxing
    • Certified Boxing Coach, U.S.A. Boxing
    • Trustee, Erie Community College
    • Olean High School Academic Wall of Fame
    • Olean High School Athletic Wall of Fame
    • Mansfield University Society of Honors


    • $975,000 Settlement for construction accident victim. , 2018

    Representative Clients:

    • Million Dollar Settlement for auto crash victim 4 weeks before jury selection., 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Coverstory in 2019 Super Lawyers Magazine Upstate New York Edition., 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Syracuse University College of Law JD 1984 Mansfield University B.A. 1979 with honors
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    Office Location for John V. Elmore

    40 North Forest Road
    Buffalo, NY 14221

    Phone: 716-267-6349

    Fax: 716-839-9959

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    Last Updated: 3/18/2021

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