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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.


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


  • 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

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 (2018-2024)
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers In New York, By The National Trial Lawyers (2019-2024)
  • Litigation Counsel Of America, Associate Fellow


  • 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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