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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With nearly a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable. Born and raised in Western New York, John works tirelessly to advocate for the legal rights and financial interests of injury victims. He has previous experience working for plaintiffs’ law firms in New York City and Buffalo, and he brings his passion for justice to Richmond Vona. If you or your family member suffered a serious injury in an accident in Western New York, John is standing by, ready to take action to protect your rights.

An Experienced Buffalo Personal Injury Attorney

John has consistently been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in New York in addition to being honored as one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York, and one of the Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York by The National Trial Lawyers. He was also named a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America.

John is dedicated to fighting for justice for the people who need it most

John is dedicated to fighting for justice for the people who need it most. He has experience handling a range of complex personal injury and negligence cases, including asbestos litigation for mesothelioma and lung cancer victims, products liability issues such as medical device failure, construction accidents, injuries on site or property, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse or negligence, and wrongful death.
John knows how to hold negligent companies and insurance companies accountable. Since being admitted to practice in New York State in 2010, he has helped clients recover millions of dollars in financial compensation. Sample case results achieved at his previous firm include:
A seven-figure jury verdict

A seven-figure jury verdict in a medical malpractice claim for a patient who suffered physical harm after receiving a delayed diagnosis from two surgeons

A $600,000 settlement

A $600,000 settlement for a consultant who was seriously injured at a construction site

A six-figure settlement

A six-figure settlement in a premises liability claim brought on behalf of an injury victim against a contractor who constructed steps in violation of state and federal building codes.

A seven-figure settlement

A seven-figure settlement for the estate of a man who died from mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos through his work as a pipe fitter in the 1960s and 1970s

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society


  • B.A., 2006, Miami University
  • J.D., 2009, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • 2019 – Certificate of Completion, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, The Harvard Negotiation Intensive


  • 2009 – New Jersey
  • 2010 – New York
  • 2011 – U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • 2013 – U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • 2018 – Colorado

At Richmond Vona, we always treat clients with the care, compassion, and respect that they rightfully deserve. If you or your loved one was seriously injured in an accident in Western New York, our law firm is ready to help. We are prepared to fight aggressively to get you justice, accountability, and maximum financial relief. Contact us today to set up a free, strictly confidential personal injury consultation with John.

Our personal injury law office, located in Buffalo, proudly serves communities throughout Western New York, including Batavia, Dunkirk, Jamestown, Niagara Falls, and Rochester.

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