Hon. John J. Gilmour is a native of South Buffalo who earned his law degree at the Cleveland Marshall School of Law in 2003. He began his law career as an Assistant District Attorney and Assistant Corporation Counsel. He left to start his own private practice in Lackawanna, and then moved on to become a partner at Gilmour & Killelea, LLP on Main Street in the Village of Hamburg.
He is a member of the Democratic Committee and served as a delegate to the 8th Supreme Court District nominating convention. He currently serves as General Counsel for the Buffalo Professional Firefighters’ Unions, and Regional Counsel for the New York State Police Investigators Association. He was also selected as a Super Lawyer in New York State for 2019.
When he is not working, he volunteers his time coaching basketball, and his two sons’ baseball teams. In addition to coaching, he sponsors several youth sports teams throughout the area. In addition, he volunteers his time to Charlotte Avenue Elementary School’s PTA helping out with the grants approval committee. He has been happily together with his wife Kristin for 21 years and has been married for 14 of them. She is an elementary school teacher and currently works for the Hamburg Central School District. Together, they are raising their three children, ages 10, 9, and 7.
As the Legislator for District 9, John works hard for the residents of South Buffalo, Lackawanna, Hamburg, and Blasdell.