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Anna Marie Richmond

Civil rights Attorney at Buffalo, NY

4.8   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Anna

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Anna Marie Richmond is a solo practitioner, based in Buffalo, New York who focuses her practice on protecting her clients' civil and constitutional rights in federal and New York State Courts, and before administrative agencies. 

She represents clients who have suffered discrimination prohibited by New York and Federal law.  She litigates cases involving employment discrimination, housing discrimination, LGBTQ issues, police misconduct, sexual harassment, access to public accommodations, discrimination in education, retaliation under the anti-discrimination laws, prisoner civil rights, and similar issues.


Law Office of Anna Marie Richmond
14 Lafayette Square
2500 Rand Building
Buffalo, NY, 14203-1925


4.8 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Edward | February 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I can not express how grateful and pleased I am working the legal help I received from Mrs. Richmond. Being refer to her by a friend. What i appreciate most is Mrs. Richmond honesty from the start of the consultation, not telling me want I wanted to hear and being respectful to my personal feeling. She displayed an integrity that is rare in today's society. Not did provide update legal help and guidance with her knowledge but backed everything with personal and practical experiences of her own. At the resolution pf my case I felt and believe if I or anyone else need legal help in the future we can expect prompt, honesty and courtesy service from her.
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Posted by EM | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with results
Mrs Richmond agreed to represent me as I faced a few discriminatory situations. She was precise in gathering her information, filing paperwork, interviewing others, composing the affidavits and other papers that needed to get submitted. Mrs Richmond met with me several times. She was never in a hurry and meeting me after work hours was never a problem. Mrs. Richmond is very well versed in civil rights law and directed me down a path which resulted in a positive outcome. There was never any question about her dedication to my case and willingness to help me. I know she worked numerous hours on my case, carefully weighing which way to pursue. I know lawyers are busy with various clients but Mrs Richmond made me feel as though my case was most important. I know she makes all her clients feel that way. In the future, I hope I don't need a lawyer but if I do, Mrs Richmond will be the attorney I call. I highly recommend her without any reservations.
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Posted by Mark Smith | February 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Friendly and willing to review
Ms. Anna Richmond is one of the few attorneys I have contacted that at least replied and is willing to review my legal matter. I appreciate her willingness to assist and respond promptly. I would recommend her to any client.
Posted by Rajinder | March 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anna M Richmond, Esq.
Pretty good and hard working attorney. Though we did not get the outcome, we hoped for, but she was awesome to work with. The way she had gone in to details of the case was amazing and very comforting. I would hire her again.


  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Anna Marie Richmond
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Administrative Law Judge
  • Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Anna Marie Richmond
  • 1996 - 2015
  • Pro Se Staff Attorney
  • US District Court Western District of New York
  • 1989 - 1996
  • Staff Attorney
  • Prisoners' Legal Services Of New York
  • 1985 - 1989
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  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD
  • 1984
  • Rutgers School of Communication and Information
  • M.L.S.
  • 1980
  • Rutgers College
  • BA
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McClary v. Kelly, 237 F. 3d 185 (2d Cir. 2001)
  • Favorable to client
  • Beckford v. Irvin, 49 F. Supp. 2d 170 (WDNY 1999)
  • Favorable to client
  • Eng v. Coughlin, 865 F. 2d 521 (2d Cir. 1989)
  • Favorable to client


  • Minority Bar Association of Western New York
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Housing Opportunities Made Equal
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Bar Assaociation of Erie County
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County, CLE Advisory Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Chair, Federal Practice Committee
  • 2005 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Hanna S. Cohn Pro Bono Award
  • Women's Bar Associatin of the State of New York
  • 2020
  • Honoree
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Services to Federal Court Pro Se Assistance Program
  • ECBA Volunteer Laawyers Project
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Special Service Award
  • US District Court, Western District of NY
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Award
  • US District Court, Western District of NY
  • 2006
  • Cooperating Attorney Award
  • Housing Opportunities Made Equal
  • 2001
  • Pro Bono Award
  • US District Court, Western District of NY
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Section 1983 Prisoner Civil Righs Litigation Training
  • Practical Tips for Handling Prisoner Pro Bono Cases
  • 2012
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Federal Galaxy
  • Federal practice and Procedure
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (11)
Endorse Anna
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Richmond on several matters. She is knowledgeable, extremely competent, thorough, and an excellent trial attorney. As a bonus she is a pleasure to work with."
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had several experiences with Anna Marie Richmond through the years. She is a very professional and thorough advocate for her clients. She truly make her client's cause her own. Her interactions with opposing counsel and the Courts are equally vigorous and professional. Anna Marie is also a very skilled writer in her submissions to the Courts. I encourage readers to consider retaining Anna Marie Richmond for their legal needs."
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Buffalo Civil rights Lawyer Anna Marie Richmond
Anna Marie Richmond
Civil rights Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 39 years