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Charles S. DeAngelo

Charles S. DeAngelo

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Biography

Charles S. DeAngelo is an attorney at Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo, PLLC, in Jamestown, New York. Mr. DeAngelo practices in the areas of employment law, administrative law, Social Security Disability and personal injury law. He is experienced with litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration. 

Mr. DeAngelo has over 35 years of experience and represents clients in Jamestown, Fredonia and Olean, as well as throughout Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, southern Erie, Steuben and Wyoming counties. His clients include individuals and unions in the private and public sectors. In addition to his role as a private attorney, he is a regional attorney for the Civil Service Employees Association.

Over his time in practice, Mr. DeAngelo has negotiated many major settlements for his clients. When litigation is necessary, he is prepared to fight for his clients’ rights in the courtroom. In recognition of his success, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. This is the organization’s highest rating, reflecting high legal capability and ethical standards. 

An active contributor to his legal community, Mr. DeAngelo is a member of the Eighth Judicial District Character and Fitness Committee and a former president of the Jamestown Bar Association. He is involved with community organizations including the Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association Sled Hockey program and Hunter’s Hope Foundation. 

Mr. DeAngelo earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Cornell University and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He holds licenses to practice law before the state courts of New York, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.S.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • M.A.

Representative Clients

  • Civil Service Employees Association
  • Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association
  • Jamestown Professional Firefighters Local 137
  • AFSCME Local 912

Representative Cases

  • City of Jamestown v. Kendall Club, PBA, 184 AD3d 1108, 2020 motion for leave to appeal denied 36 NY3d 902 (2020), Fourth Dept.
  • Harrington v. Gage, 43 AD3d 1393, 2007 motion for leave to appeal denied 11 NY2d 711 (2008), Fourth Dept.
  • Chautauqua County v. CSEA, 8 NY3d 513, 2007, Court of Appeals
  • Jakubowicz v. Village of Fredonia, 159 AD3d 1540 (2018), Fourth Dept.
  • BJB Corp. of WNY, Inc. v. Truck-Lite Co., Inc., 15 AD3d 908 (2005), Fourth Dept.

Professional Associations

  • NYS Bar Association, Member, Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Perfecting Labor Advocacy, AAA, November 2018
  • Witness Preparation & Brief Writing, AAA, May 2019
  • Knotty Ethical Issues In Employment Law, NYSBA, 2006 - 2006
  • Civil Service Law Sec. 75 Discipline, NYS PERB

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Jamestown Vietnam Veterans Association, 2019 to Present
  • Jamestown Boys & Girls Club, 2020 to Present
  • Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association Sled Hockey program
  • Jamestown Bar Association as former President
  • Hunter's Hope Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Eighth Judicial District Character, Member
  • Fitness Committee, Member

References

  • Dr. John LaMancuso
  • Salvatore Martoche
  • Joseph Gerace
  • Grace Hanlon

Past Positions

  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Staff Attorney, 1981 to 1984

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Languages

  • English

Practice Areas

  • General Litigation 20%
  • Labor Union Representation 20%
  • Administrative Law 20%
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 20%
  • Social Security Disability 10%
  • Personal Injury - General 10%

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1984
  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • Pennsylvania, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1981

Honors

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating, 2015 to date
  • Super Lawyers, 2017 to 2020
  • Western New York Labor Federation Award
  • Chautauqua County Central Labor Council Friend of Labor Award