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At Fessenden Laumer & DeAngelo, PLLC, we know that every client has their own goals and priorities. A “one size fits all” approach works for some law firms, but we believe our clients deserve legal counsel that is personalized to them and their situation.

We are proud to have six attorneys and a large support staff serving Southwestern New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Each member of our team brings a unique wealth of experience and perspective that has added up to significant results for our clients. By using all of our experience and understanding, we tailor a plan to help you meet your goals, whether those goals include returning to work, securing the benefits you need to make ends meet or finding justice and recovery from a serious injury.

Meet Our Team

Richard H. Fessenden

Richard has been practicing since 1974. His practice concentrates on real estate and small business. He is counsel to the Jamestown Housing Authority and examining counsel for First American Title Insurance Company. Richard is an avid scuba diver and also enjoys serving as a board member of the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum.

Formerly, Richard served as the attorney for the Village of Falconer, Associate Corporation Counsel for the City of Jamestown, and was an Assistant Public Defender for the County of Chautauqua. Richard is a 1968 graduate of SUNY Oswego and a 1973 graduate of Syracuse University College of Law.

J. Kevin Laumer, Of Counsel

Kevin has been a trial attorney since 1979. His current practice focuses on civil litigation, primarily in the area of personal injuries involving work-related injuries, product liability, and automobile accidents. Previously, Kevin served as Public Defender for the County of Chautauqua. Throughout his career, Kevin has successfully tried a wide spectrum of cases and presented appeals to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and the New York State Court of Appeals. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and the Western Districts of both the New York and Pennsylvania federal district courts.

Kevin is a member of the New York Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice (formerly ATLA), and the American Inns of Court. He is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo Law School.

Charles S. DeAngelo

Chuck has provided outstanding representation to injured workers and their families for many years. Chuck has experience in many aspects of worker and personal injury, including day-to-day litigation related issues as well as negotiating favorable settlements for his clients. Chuck’s extensive negotiation experience is a great asset in representing our personal injury clients.

Chuck has provided experienced representation to both public and private unions in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties. He has also served as an arbitrator and currently is a Regional Attorney for C.S.E.A. Chuck has made presentations on a number of labor related issues, including Interest Arbitration, Discipline & Discharge of Public Employees, Email Communications in the Workplace, an Overview of Labor Laws, Steward Training for private and public sector unions, and Ethical Issues in a Deposition Context. Chuck has volunteered to assist numerous social action agencies, including the Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association Sled Hockey program; the Jamestown Bar Association as former President; and the Hunter’s Hope Foundation, Inc., having served as a member of the Board of Directors.  Chuck is also a member of the Eighth Judicial District Character and Fitness Committee.

Chuck is a graduate of Georgetown Law School. He also earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Cornell University ILR School. He is admitted to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Chuck is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mary B. Schiller

Mary has been practicing law since 1988.  As the principal personal injury partner, Mary has extensive experience in negotiating settlements, securing experts, handling witness depositions, and the numerous other aspects of litigation.

Mary has been active in various community organizations, including the Chautauqua County Humane Society. She is a past president of the Jamestown Bar Association. Mary has previously served upon the Eighth Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee, as Town Justice for the Town of Chautauqua, and as an Assistant County Attorney for Chautauqua County. Mary is a graduate of Duke University and SUNY Buffalo Law School.

Daniel T. Gullotti

Daniel was admitted to practice law in 1986. Since joining Fessenden Laumer & DeAngelo, PLLC in 1994, he has concentrated his practice to become a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer. Over the past 26 years, he has successfully represented thousands of injured workers.

Daniel represents clients in both Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. He is a graduate of Grove City College and Albany Law School and is a member of the Injured Workers Bar Association.

Galena Duba-Weaver

Galena concentrates her practice in Social Security Disability and matrimonial law. She is proud to have assisted hundreds of sick or injured workers to receive the benefits to which they are entitled. She began practicing law in 2014.

Galena earned a Master’s Degree in English Literature with honors from the State University of New York at Fredonia and is a graduate of University at Buffalo Law School.  While in law school, she participated in an externship with the New York State Attorney General’s Office and served on the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal.  She was selected to receive a LAWR Writing Fellowship. Galena is admitted to the New York state bar, as well as the Western District of New York federal court. She is the president of the Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet.

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At Fessenden Laumer & DeAngelo, PLLC, we stand ready to protect our clients — whether it involves negotiating a fair settlement, drawing up a favorable agreement or fighting for their rights in court. We welcome you to join us for your consultation to discuss your legal matter and have your questions answered. To meet with one of our attorneys in-person, over the phone or via video conference, please send us an email or call 716-281-8393.