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About me

I have been an Attorney for 30 years. Nothing angers me more than seeing injustice in our court system caused by Attorney's who are incompetant or simply do not care. I care about my community, my reputation and most importantly , my clients. I represent my clients in a manner that I would like a member of my family to be represented.

If you or a loved one are injured in an accident, please call me. I am one of the few personal injury attorney's who have completed training in accident investigation at the New York Police Academy. My experience, as a former New York State Trooper, has helped me obtain fantastic results for my clients who have been involved in accidents.

A significant portion of my practice involves representing people accused of crimes. I understand that many times people are falsely accused of wrong doing. I also understand that sometimes good people make mistakes and deserve a second chance. I do not accept every criminal case that comes into my office. I am willing to help those who are falsely accused, as well as those who have made a mistake and are looking for help and opportunity to improve their lives.



Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 53%
  2. Criminal Defense: 47%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Randall Francis Inniss

    I endorse this lawyer. John is highly skilled criminal defense attorney and, as a former state trooper for over 20 years, I had cases where John represented the Defendant. He is very knowledgeable in the law, diligent, in and truly cares about his clients and ensuring they receive the best legal outcome.


    Randall Inniss Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Vincent LoTempio

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Vincent LoTempio Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of John V. Elmore

40 North Forest Rd.
Williamsville, NY, 14221


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2008
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2006
Criminal Justice AwardErie County Bar AssociationN/A
Community Service AwardMinority Bar AssociationN/A
Citizen of the YearBuffalo NewsN/A
Medgar Evers Civil Rights AwardNAACPN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Steve Boyd & John Elmore2014 - Present
Senior Trial Counsel & Managing AttorneyBrown Chiari, LLP2009 - 2014
PartnerHarter Secrest & Emery, LLP2006 - 2009
OwnerLaw Offices of John V. Elmore1989 - 2006
Assistant AttorneyNew York State Attorney General's Office1987 - 1989
Assistant AttorneyNew York County District Attorney1984 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minority Bar Association of Western New YorkPast President1989 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyMemberN/A
4th Department Judicial Screening CommitteeChairpersonN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Amber BooksFighting For Your LIfe : The African American Criminal Justice Survival Guide2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984