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John Ignatius LaMancuso

Personal injury Attorney at Jamestown, NY

5.0   22 reviews

also known as John LaMancuso, John I. LaMancuso

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

John I. LaMancuso is a Partner and serves as the Chairman of Lewis & Lewis, P.C.

John represents individual, business, and municipal clients in litigation and transactional matters in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Erie Counties.

In 2019, 2020, and 2021, Super Lawyers named John a Rising Star. To be eligible for designation as a Rising Star, the attorney must be 40 years old or younger and in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in New York State are designated Rising Stars.

John has substantial personal injury experience representing individuals seriously injured in car accidents, work accidents, falls and other incidents on construction sites, falls on defective premises, animal bites and attacks, and sporting events and recreational activities.

John has been named to the National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” list and has been rated by attorney rating firm, Martindale-Hubbell, “Distinguished” for High Professional Achievement and Ethics.

John is the Immediate Past President of the Jamestown Bar Association, a Director of the Robert H. Jackson Center, and a member of the New York State Bar Association President’s Committee on Access to Justice.

John is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association’s Civil Practice Law and Rules Committee, the American Association for Justice, the Bar Association of Erie County, the Jamestown Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Robert H. Jackson Inn of Court.

He is a past member of the New York State Bar Association’s Town and Village Justice Courts Task Force.

John is admitted to practice in the Court of the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York (WDNY).

John finished in the top ten percent (10%) of his 1L class at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and was invited to join the Arizona State Law Journal. He then transferred to SUNY Buffalo Law School to finish his legal education where he intended to practice law – Western New York. While in law school, he was a summer clerk to a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court.

Active in his community, John is a member of the Jamestown Kiwanis Club and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and is a two-time Chairman of the annual campaign of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County.

John resides in the Southern Tier with his wife and their three children. In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, running, and reading.

Education:
Bachelor of Science: Indiana University – Bloomington, high honors
Juris Doctor: SUNY Buffalo Law School, magna cum laude

Representative Cases:
Matter of Ficek v Akron Cent. Sch. Dist., 144 A.D.3d 1601 (4th Dept 2016)
Sopkovich v Smith, 2018 164 A.D.3d 1598 (4th Dept 2018)

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 Mr. LaMancuso is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New York. The purpose of this website is to educate the public on the legal system.  The views expressed herein are not intended to and do not constitute legal advice.  The information provided herein is not meant to be applicable to similar situations and should not be used to solve your own legal issue.  Every legal issue is unique and requires a comprehensive examination of all relevant facts and circumstances.  Slight changes in fact situations may require a material variance in the appropriate legal advice.  The information provided herein is not intended to and does not create any attorney-client relationship.  If you have a legal issue, I urge you to promptly contact an attorney for advice.  Prior results cannot and do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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413 North Main Street
Jamestown, NY, 14701
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Posted by Kathy | January 27, 2021
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Very professional and compassionate advocate!
It was a pleasure meeting John LaMancuso, getting to know him; and, having him and his legal team, represent me in my recent legal matters. John is very professional, knowledgable, courteous, friendly and caring lawyer. I felt he was both very dedicated: to the law and in doing his best to represent me. He was prompt in updating me on my case and very trustworthy in advising me what to expect as the outcome in my legal settlement. Thank you, John, for being my legal advocate.
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Posted by Joseph | December 2, 2018
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Best Attorney in WNY
John is a professional and will give you 110% no matter the size of the case. He works hard to get you the results that you deserve. I will always recommend John after the services that he has provided for my family and for myself.
Posted by John | October 24, 2018
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Aggravated DUI
John LaMancuso was a recommendation from a well-established law firm in Pittsburgh, PA. I did not live in the Mayville/Jamestown area and required an experienced lawyer for a serious offense. I was very concerned about how this would affect my family and my work. In our first meeting John was very clear and honest about my options, possible outcomes and realistic expectations of results. He put together a strategy base on our conversations and executed it perfectly. His reputation within the court system around the Mayville/Jamestown area is of the highest standards, which I felt in turn benefited my outcome. I had a winning outcome which exceeded my expectations. Not only is John an outstanding lawyer, but a compassionate person I enjoyed working with and getting to know.
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Posted by Julia | April 11, 2018
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DWI
Thank you John for representing our daughter. We were fortunate to have connected with you from your firm’s website. We were in need of professional expertise and you returned our call within an hour. Your support and patience were truly appreciated during this stressful time. At our initial court appearance; we were confident in your professional manner. Your care and concern for our daughter was palpable and very reassuring. You outlined the necessary steps to represent the case. You were always available for questions and that was so appreciated. Thank you for representing our daughter and protecting her future.
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Posted by Tom | March 26, 2018
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Case Dismissed!
John LaMancuso was instrumental in getting my DWI case dismissed. He has my utmost respect for the great job he did in representing me in court. I would recommend anybody with serious legal trouble to hire him as their attorney. He will go above and beyond to give you the best counsel possible.
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2017
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Mark Becker review John I. La Mancuso
John was extremely helpful in getting me the best possible outcome for my legal situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone who would ask me in they new a good lawyer in the Buffalo area.
Posted by Bert | November 27, 2017
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Mr. LaMancuso is truly devoted to the best interest of his clients.
Over two years ago, I experienced an accidental injury while working. Uncertain of what to do, we (my wife and I) sought advice from the law office of Lewis & Lewis, PC., John I. LaMancuso, Esq. has been with us through every step of the legal process. Mr. LaMancuso and the office staff of Lewis and Lewis, assisted with the stressful matters and allowed for me to focus on recovering from the injury. Without seeking advice from John I. LaMancuso, Esq., we would have missed a detail to the workplace injury which caused it to be a personal injury. Mr. LaMancuso is truly devoted to the best interest of his clients. As of now (six months following the closure to my personal injury), my wife and I are starting to adjust to preparing a new future for our family. John. I. LaMancuso has been helpful in two other important legal matters since then and we plan to seek his advice for any future needs. He is a young, ambitious, honest, trustworthy, and overall stand up gentleman. His legal expertise is mature beyond his age. Thank you, John and the staff of the office of Lewis & Lewis, PC., for treating my wife and I with importance. For the rapid closure to this unexpected roadblock we encountered in the course of this injury. Mostly, thank you for helping seek compensation for my injury.
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Posted by Ashley | August 31, 2017
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I highly recommend John
Extremely nice and thorough guy. I had a complicated case and John went above and beyond to fight for me. He's definitely the guy you want to have by your side.
Posted by Eusha | August 31, 2017
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A+ Legal services provider
I am based in Ohio and John was a great help, I didn't even have to travel for an appearance in court and all my traffic tickets were resolved to my satisfaction.
Posted by Chad | May 4, 2017
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Excellent experience
John worked tirelessly on a very complicated case for me. He never gave up, and was always there to answer any questions I had. John is an excellent attorney, and I would recommend him to anyone who needed help. He was a savior to me and my family.
Posted by WALTER | May 4, 2017
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OUTSTANDING
ATTORNEY LaMANCUSO BY FAR THE BEST LAWYER I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF. JULY 2017 I WILL TURN 68, I HAVE USED ALOT OF LAWYERS IN TWO COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE; PERSONAL, FAMILY, AND BUSINESS, AND NATURALLY SEEN AND SPOKEN TO MANY MORE ATTORNEYS IN THIS PROCESS. NONE EVEN START TO COMPARE WITH MR. LaMANCUSO; CONTACT HIM, AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. A AMAZING BLEND OF PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, A LISTENER GRASPING, A COMMUNICATOR UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM AND YOUR NEEDS. DILIGENTLY AND RELENTLESS IN PROCESSSING YOUR CASE TO THE BEST ACHIEVEABLE END. I WILL CONTINUE TO RETAIN MR LaMANCUSO FOR ANY FUTURE LEGAL NEEDS. WALT.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2017
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Expert representation
John was easy to reach, easy to talk to and provided exceptional service and advice.
Posted by Dale | June 15, 2015
John accomplised everything i was hoping for!
I received a 4 point violation that John was able to get reduced to a NO point violation. John also handled everything so I didn't have to appear since I'm from out of state! I couldn't have asked for a better job on my behalf. Thank you to John.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2015
Great attorney very trustworthy
John assisted me with the DUI case. I was an out-of-state defendant and John made the process very easy. I would highly recommend John to my friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2015
excellent lawyer
John was excellent I would definitely recommend him to everyone!
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2015
Made purchasing our first home easy!
My husband and I recently purchased our first home. It was an overwhelming experience but John made the process easy. He was able to clearly explain each step throughout the process and he promptly completed all the nessasary paperwork so we were able to quickly close on our new house. We will definitely be utilizing his services again for any of our legal needs!
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2015
Great Job
I was an out of state offender and John made the process very easy. Great communication. I would recomend John.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2014
Reduced Speeding ticket to Parking ticket
John helped me in reducing my speeding ticket to a parking ticket. I liked the way he explained to me the entire process. He had been very cooperative and very prompt in answering to all my queries. At every step he used to keep me informed. I would definitely recommend him. Thanks Rakesh
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014
SO Happy I found Him!!
John was one of a handful of lawyers that I had contacted after looking at reviews online. Other lawyers were way over priced or seemed to treat me as a number in line. But when I contacted John, he was very personable and friendly. He explained perfectly what to expect and the whole process. He even rearranged his schedule to accommodate me. He was always in contact with me and got back to me immediately no matter how many times I called. I had gotten a speeding ticket, and he not only got the charge reduced and the fine reduced to the LOWEST fine, but also with NO points!! He also was really great about his fee! He worked with me and didn't charge me more than I could afford! I highly recommend him not only because he is good at his job but because he is very personable as well! He is a person who cares about his client!
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Posted by Jill | August 21, 2014
Outstanding Lawyer!
I am happy to rate John LaMancuso with 5 stars! He did an excellent job resolving my case in a timely and effective manner. He kept me informed throughout the entire process, which I greatly appreciated. He eased my anxiety and fears about the situation and answered all of my questions. He was great at explaining things in "non-lawyer" terms that were easy enough for me to comprehend. I recommend him to anyone seeking a trustworthy, responsive, caring, and intelligent Attorney on your side.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Village of Lakewood
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lewis & Lewis, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLP
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Student Attorney
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School - Community Economic Development Clinic
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLP
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Student Attorney
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School - Affordable Housing Clinic
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Patrick H. NeMoyer
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Criminal Jury Trial - Not Guilty
  • Defendant found not guilty
  • Settlement for Worker Seriously Injured in Ladder Fall
  • $450,000 settlement
  • Settlement for Worker Injured in Fall from Ladder
  • Settlement in Excess of $300,000
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Municipal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • St. Bonaventure University Mock Trial
  • Judge
  • 2015 - Present
  • Robert H. Jackson Center American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jamestown Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Negligence Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United Way of Southern Chautauqua County
  • 2016 Campaign Cabinet
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Falconer High School Mock Trial
  • Attorney Coach
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Falconer High School Career Day
  • The Practice of Law
  • 2017
  • Ending Distracted Driving - Falconer High School
  • Ending Distracted Driving - American Association for Justice
  • 2017
  • Jamestown High School Career Day
  • Law School and the Practice of Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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