John V. Elmore

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Buffalo, New York

The Law Office of John V. Elmore, P.C.
John V. Elmore
The Law Office of John V. Elmore, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1985

Education: Syracuse University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024
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The Law Office of John V. Elmore, P.C.

2969 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214 Visit website


With over 37 years of experience, John V. Elmore is a personal injury attorney with The Law Offices of John V. Elmore, P.C..  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. Extensively experienced in both state and federal  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. In 2021, Mr. Elmore was awarded the Erie County Bar Association Attorney of the year which is the highest honor of the 4,000 member Erie County Bar Association   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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1985, New York

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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
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
  • N.A.A.C.P. Medgar Evers Civil Rights Award
  • Recipient of the Erie County Bar Association's Highest Award. , Erie County Bar Association Attorney of the Year, Erie County Bar Associaton, 2021
  • Ebony magazine Phenomenal Father Award
  • Recipient of Buffalo Urban League's Highest Award. , William L. Evans and Whitney M. Young Humanitarian Award, Buffalo Urban League, 2022
  • Buffalo News Citizen of the Year
  • Minority Bar Association Community Service Award
  • Erie County Bar Association Criminal Justice Award
  • Super Lawyers, 2006 - Present
Educational Background:
  • Syracuse University College of Law JD 1984 Mansfield University B.A. 1979 with honors
  • $975,000 Settlement for construction accident victim. , 2018
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Coverstory in 2019 Super Lawyers Magazine Upstate New York Edition., 2019
Representative Clients:
  • Million Dollar Settlement for auto crash victim 4 weeks before jury selection., 2019

Office location for John V. Elmore

2969 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: 716-267-6349


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  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

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