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Anthony Joseph Lana

Criminal defense Attorney at Buffalo, NY

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1993
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Accused of criminal behavior? Anthony J Lana has focused his career on defending those charged with assault, theft, DWI, burglary, petty crimes, misdemeanor and felony crimes

    32 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated? Tony has helped thousands of individuals charged with DWI/DUI/DWAI in Western New York.

    32 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket

    32 years

  4. Drug Crime

    32 years

  5. Sex crime

    32 years

  6. Violent crime

    32 years

  7. White collar crime

    32 years

Anthony J. Lana was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He graduated from Canisius College in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. After college, Mr. Lana entered law school and obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Akron in 1992. That same year he took and passed the New York State Bar Exam and relocated back to the Buffalo area. In 1993, Mr. Lana was admitted to practice in NYS and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.
In 1993, Mr Lana began his career as a criminal defense attorney. He has experience working at every level of the criminal justice system ranging from vehicle traffic matters to homicides. This broad exposure has enabled Mr. Lana to gain great knowledge of the criminal law process at all levels. With over 26 years experience, Mr. Lana has formed many valuable friendships with prosecutors, judges, clerks, bailiffs, corrections officers, probation officers and judicial assistants that continue to be of great benefit to his practice . Lana has established a remarkable criminal law practice with a proven track record of success. Among his many professional accomplishments, Mr. Lana has been inducted into the National College for DUI Defense. The NCDD is the only organization in the country accredited to certify lawyers in the DUI Defense Law specialty practice area. Members of NCDD have argued and appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States and have authored and co-authored amicus briefs. Mr. Lana has been selected as a New York State Super Lawyer since 2012. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Less than 5 percent of the lawyers in New York State are named to Super . Lana resides in Amherst, NY with his wife Kim and their two children. They are parishioners of Christ the King Church in Snyder. Mr. Lana is completely fluent in Italian.
Let criminal defense attorney Anthony J. Lana handle your case with diligence, persistence and personal care – where your matter will be kept discreet and confidential.


Anthony J. Lana, Esq
484 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY, 14202-1304

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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • AnthonyJ.Lana Esq.
  • 1993 - Present


  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Canisius College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v Timothy McGraw
  • acquittal
  • People v David Garlock
  • acquittal


  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2000 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100
  • 2020
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Member of National College for DUI Defense
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2020
  • Top 1% of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Top 1%
  • National League of Renowed Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Who's Who for Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Biltmore Who's Who of Attorneys
  • 2012
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Buffalo Criminal defense Lawyer Anthony Joseph Lana
Anthony Joseph Lana
Criminal defense Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 31 years