John V. Elmore


Position: Senior Partner

Practice Areas: Plaintiff’s Personal Injury

Location: 40 N. Forest Rd., Buffalo, NY 14221

Phone: 716-300-0000

Email: jve@johnvelmore.com

Fax: 716-839-9959

John V. Elmore has been a practicing attorney for over 35 years who has obtained millions in settlements for his personal injury and wrongful death clients. His primary focus is helping people who have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence.

John grew up in the Southern Tier, graduated from Syracuse University College of Law, and has spent most of his career living and working in the Buffalo area. He has dedicated his professional life to making sure that hardworking families are treated fairly by the legal system.

A respected member of the Western New York legal community, John has been selected to serve in several prestigious positions, including membership on the New York State Attorney Grievance Committee, which oversees the discipline of lawyers accused of misconduct or neglect. He also has been appointed by the Governor to serve on multiple committees responsible for screening judicial candidates across New York State.

Honors and Awards

  • Buffalo News Citizen of the Year
  • Super Lawyers – 2006 to present
  • Erie County Bar Association Criminal Justice Award
  • Minority Bar Association Community Service Award
  • Ebony magazine Phenomenal Father Award
  • Parents magazine Good Neighbor Award
  • N.A.A.C.P. Medgar Evers Civil Rights Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

Past Employment

  • Senior Trial Counsel, Brown Chiari LLP
  • Partner, Harter Secrest and Emery LLP
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Assistant District Attorney, N.Y. County District Attorney’s Office

Community Activities

  • Erie Community College Trustee
  • U.S.A. Boxing – certified boxing coach, referee and judge
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • N.A.A.C.P. – life member