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Meet Kristen Elmore Garcia in Buffalo, New York

Kristen Elmore-Garcia

In my free time, I enjoy cooking, biking, gardening and boxing and visiting with family.

This is a unique experience to be a part of a multi-generational law firm as a female African American attorney. It’s an honor to continue what John Elmore started a long time ago and to be able to expand our reach and serve even more members of our community in Buffalo.

My strengths are my organization skills, and strong communication. I pride myself on being able to listen to and understand people’s needs. I will always try to bring comfort and understanding to clients, and bring them up to date with as much knowledge as I can. It’s the same ability to translate what the client is going through to the insurance company that results in better negotiations, better settlements, and better results after arbitrations/mediations and trial.

  • Graduated from SUNY Brockport in 2013 with bachelors of arts in communications and political science.
  • Worked as an assistant in the student activities office for SUNY ECC, helping engage students during new student orientation and welcoming to campus in 2014.
  • Attended the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia Missouri.
  • Graduate teaching assistant in the Missouri School of Journalism on the topics of cross-cultural communication as well as media law.
  • Associate at the law offices of William Mattar as a personal injury attorney serving clients in Western New York including Buffalo, Rochester, and as far as Syracuse and Utica.
  • Associate in the law firm of Kenney Shelton Liptak Novak representing defendant clients in insurance claims filed against them. Understands insurance company tactics from the inside.
  • Erie County assistant DA in April 2020. Fought on behalf of the People of the State of New York. Prosecuted cases and went to trial on assaults, DWIs, hit and run crashes, harassments and more.
  • Married husband Rafael Garcia in September 2021. We are happy and proud to have a supportive new marriage.
  • Joined John Elmore P.C. in December 2021 with trial experience, personal injury experience, and inside experience with the insurance companies.
  • Currently serves as a board member for the William Emslie YMCA as well as the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier.

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