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.
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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
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
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|PERSONAL INJURY TRIAL ATTORNEY||THE O'BRIEN FIRM||2014 - Present|
|General Litigation Partner||Damon Morey LLP||2004 - 2014|
|Adjunct Professor, Trial Team||State University Of New York Buffalo Law School||2004 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||Erie County District Attorney's Office||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2015 - Present|
|Bar Association of Erie County||Member||2004 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|CLE: Bar Association of Erie County||Voir Dire in Labor Law Cases||N/A|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Canisius College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|NTC Tournament||Trial Advocacy||2012|
|ATLA Tournament||Trial Advocacy||2011|