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Charles S. DeAngelo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Jamestown, NY

Fessenden Laumer & Deangelo, PLLC
81 Forest Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14702
Phone: 716-484-1010
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1984
Practice Areas: General Litigation (20%), Administrative Law (20%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%), Employment & Labor: Employee (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%), Social Security Disability (10%)
Attorney Profile

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.

Practice Areas
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 20%Administrative Law
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Social Security Disability
Focus Areas

Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Labor Law, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

About Charles S. DeAngelo

First Admitted: 1981, Washington DC

Professional Webpage:


  • Chautauqua County v. CSEA Local 807, 8 N.Y. 3d 513 (2007)( Arbitability issues)

Educational Background

  • 1977 BS Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations; 1978 MS Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1977

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Supreme Court, 2001
  • District of Columbia-1981 to present , 2020
  • Pennsylvania-2006 to present, 2020
  • Former President, Jamestown Bar Association
  • New York-1984 to present, 2020
  • Member of 8th Judicial District Committee on Character and Fitness, 2020


  • The Eighth Judicial District Access to Justice Program, Access to Justice Pro Bono NY , 2009
  • Super Lawyers 2017-2020, Super Lawyers , 2020
  • AV Rating: 2015-2020, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Up to date presentation of interest arbitration awards, Presenter, Interest Arbitration Awards , NYS Professional Firefighters Association, Public Union, 2020
  • Instructing labor representatives how to present a labor arbitration case., Presenter, Perfecting Labor Advocacy, American Arbitration Association, Labor Management Relations And Representatives, 2018
  • Instruction on how to prepare labor arbitration briefs., Presenter, Arbitration Brief Writing, American Arbitration Association, Labor Management Relations And Representatives, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Jamestown Area Vietnam Veterans Association Legal Counsel, 2020
  • Jamestown Area Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, 2020
  • Member of the Eighth Judicial District Character and Fitness Committee
  • Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association Sled Hockey program
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Hunter's Hope Foundation, Inc.

Representative Clients

  • City of Jamestown v. Kendall Club PBA, 184 A.D.3d 1108 (4th Dept. 2020), motion to appeal denied December 17, 2020., 2020
  • Harrington v. Gage, 43 A.D.3d 1393 (4th Dept.), motion to appeal denied, 11N.Y.3d 711 (2008) (Rule Against Perpetuities)
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Office Location for Charles S. DeAngelo

81 Forest Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14702

Phone: 716-484-1010

Last Updated: 9/16/2021

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