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John P. Ford handles all aspects of litigated matters, from pre-suit discovery through trial. He is experienced in personal injury matters, motor vehicle/trucking accidents, injuries on property, products liability, and construction accidents. He represents individuals in all New York State Courts and in Federal Court, the Western District of New York.

Attorney Ford was recently named a 2014 Rising Star for General Litigation, as named by Super Lawyers magazine.

Attorney Ford received his J.D. from the University of Buffalo Law School in 2004. While attending law school, Attorney Ford was actively involved with the University's National Trial Team Program, earning Finalist awards as a member of the National Trial Competition and Texas Young Lawyer's Association teams. He earned his undergraduate degree from Canisius College where he played goaltender for the Golden Griffins' Soccer Team and was a walk-on guard for the Men's Basketball Team.

Currently, Attorney Ford is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County and New York State Bar Association. He serves as an instructor and coaching assistant for the University of Buffalo Law School Trial Team and is a board member for the Northwest Community Mental Health Facility. In the past, Attorney Ford served as a radio color commentator for the Canisius College Men's Basketball Team on 710 AM.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 100%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jesse Brian Baldwin

    John is an outstanding personal injury lawyer. He knows the law and how to use it to fight for his clients, and he is very responsive to client questions and needs. I have known John since law school and we worked together for over ten years. He has always demonstrated exemplary ability and drive.


    Jesse Baldwin Health care Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Rafael Omar Gomez

    I endorse this lawyer. John is a sharp and rising young attorney. He has handled cases as a plaintiff and a defendant and this gives him a great advantage against his opponents. He works tirelessly for his clients and treats everyone's case like it is the most important one he has.


    Rafael Gomez Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The O'Brien Firm, P.C.

4925 Main Street.
Suite 222
Buffalo, NY, 14226


NYCurrently registered 200503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General Litigation PartnerDamon Morey LLP2004 - 2014
Adjunct Professor, Trial TeamState University Of New York Buffalo Law School2004 - 2014
Law ClerkErie County District Attorney's Office2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2015 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyMember2004 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
CLE: Bar Association of Erie CountyVoir Dire in Labor Law CasesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Canisius CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NTC TournamentTrial Advocacy2012
ATLA TournamentTrial Advocacy2011