Anthony J. Cervi

Top rated Family Law attorney in Buffalo, New York

Attorney at Law
Anthony J. Cervi
Attorney at Law

Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense, Real Estate; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2002

Education: Creighton University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

Attorney at Law

822 Convention Tower
43 Court St
Buffalo, NY 14202 Visit website


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

Family Law, Criminal Defense, Real Estate: Consumer, Estate Planning & Probate, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

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

First 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
Educational Background:
  • Canisius College; Bachelor of Arts, Major: Criminal Justice, Political Science, 1998; Deans List, Rugby Football Club.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Lancaster Youth Baseball Assistant Coach
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Town of Lancaster Judge , 2014
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
Industry Groups:
  • Attorney For Children Program
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Lead Counsel
  • New York Bar Association
  • New York State Defenders Association

Office location for Anthony J. Cervi

822 Convention Tower
43 Court St
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-262-8485


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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