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Serving Injured Clients Throughout Western New York
Keith r. Vona One of New York’s Most Distinguished Advocates

If you or your loved one was seriously injured, Keith R. Vona is prepared to help. Keith is one of Western New York’s most distinguished, formidable advocates for injury victims and their family members. With almost 15 years of experience, he has litigated a range of personal injury and wrongful death claims, recovering more than $100 million in compensation—including more than $17 million in trial verdicts—on behalf of his clients.

AN EXPERIENCED BUFFALO PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys. Every year since, he has been selected to the Super Lawyers® list (2017 to 2019), an independent recognition reserved for no more than five percent of attorneys in New York. Keith has also been named one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York by The National Trial Lawyers.

  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers

Keith's case results

In his years in practice, Keith has successfully handled a variety of personal injury and wrongful death matters, securing a number of significant settlements and jury verdicts in the process. Some of his most notable case results include:

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Dedicated to Fighting for Victims of Negligence & Misconduct

Keith has spent his entire legal career working with people injured as a result of negligence or misconduct. He has dedicated his life to seeking justice for those who need it most. With every case he accepts, he works directly with his clients to fully understand who they are, what they have been through, and what they need in order to recover and move forward with their lives. From there, he builds personalized legal strategies tailored to each unique client. This approach has helped him successfully secure much-needed compensation for countless individuals and families affected by the negligence or wrongful conduct of others.

Prior to graduating from law school, Keith served in the United States Marine Corps and spent nearly 10 years working as an officer for the Buffalo Police Department. With these experiences came determination and discipline—two values Keith leverages on behalf of every client at the firm.

Since 2006, Keith has helped his clients recover more than $100 million in financial compensation for their injuries. This figure comprises more than $17 million in trial verdicts for clients, including cases involving mesothelioma and exposure to asbestos. He was also part of the trial team that obtained the first successful verdict for a childhood lead poisoning victim in Western New York. Keith brings his deep experience handling complex six- and seven-figure personal injury claims to Richmond Vona, LLC.

Keith takes extreme pride in the relationships that he builds with clients. Regardless of the specific circumstances of your case, he will take the time and energy needed to listen to your story, understand your concerns, answer your questions, and devise an effective legal strategy.

Keith's credentials

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • The New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • The American Association for Justice

Education

  • J.D., 2005, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
  • B.S., 2001, State University of New York College at Buffalo

Admissions

  • 2006 – New York State
  • 2009 – U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • 2017 – Iowa

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