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 sports and recreational activities.
The National Trial Lawyers named John to its “Top 40 Under 40” list and attorney rating firm, Martindale-Hubbell, rated him “Distinguished” for High Professional Achievement and Ethics.
The New York State Bar Association recently selected John to serve on the House of Delegates for the 2022-23 term. During his term, John will represent members of the following bar associations in the House of Delegates: Allegany County Bar Association, Genesee County Bar Association, Wyoming County Bar Association, Niagara County Bar Association, Cattaraugus County Bar Association, Orleans County Bar Association, Northern Chautauqua Bar Association, and the Jamestown Bar Association.
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.
He 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.
John is a past member of the New York State Bar Association’s Town and Village Justice Courts Task Force.
He 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).
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 four children. In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family, travel, golfing, running, and reading.
Bachelor of Science: Indiana University – Bloomington, high honors
Juris Doctor: SUNY Buffalo Law School, magna cum laude
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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