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John E. Richmond

One of New York’s Top Personal Injury Attorneys

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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable. Born and raised in Western New York, John works tirelessly to advocate for the legal rights and financial interests of injury victims. He has previous experience working for plaintiffs’ law firms in New York City and Buffalo, and he brings his passion for justice to Richmond Vona, LLC. If you or your family member suffered a serious injury in an accident in Western New York, John is standing by, ready to take action to protect your rights.

Over the years, John has earned considerable recognition for his commitment to his clients, his dedication to the highest legal standards and ethics, and his proven track record of results. He was consistently selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars List before ultimately being selected to New York Super Lawyers, a distinction reserved for the top 5% of attorneys. He was also named a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (2021-Present)
    • Annual Foundation Campaign Chair (2021-Present)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Honors and Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016-2019
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York, by the National Trial Lawyers (2018-2023)
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York, by the National Trial Lawyers (2019-2023)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow
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  • B.A., Miami University
  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Certificate of Completion, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, The Harvard Negotiation Intensive


  • 2009 – New Jersey
  • 2010 – New York
  • 2011 – U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • 2013 – U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • 2018 – Colorado

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In his years in practice, John 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:


Trucking Accident


Medical Malpractice: Delayed Diagnosis


Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure


Medical Malpractice: Anesthesia Error


Serious Construction Site Injury

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John is dedicated to fighting for justice for the people who need it most. He has experience handling a range of complex personal injury and negligence cases, including asbestos litigation for mesothelioma and lung cancer victims, products liability issues involving defective products and medical device failure, construction accidents, injuries on job sites or others’ property, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse/negligence, and wrongful death.

John knows how to hold negligent companies and insurance companies accountable. Since being admitted to practice in the state of New York in 2010, he has helped clients recover millions of dollars in financial compensation. With every client, John takes the time to listen to their story and understand their unique challenges and goals. From there, he is able to build innovative, personalized legal strategies tailored to each individual client.

While John strives to achieve fast, favorable resolutions to his clients’ claims in order to help them quickly move forward with their lives, some cases cannot be settled. In such instances, John is fully prepared to represent his clients’ best interests in the courtroom. He prepares every case as though it will proceed to trial in order to remain one step ahead of opposing counsel at all times.

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