Program Director: Elliot Raimondo

Elliot Raimondo grew up in Jamestown, NY.  After spending a number of years living and working in the Hudson Valley and Buffalo he returned to Jamestown in 2020 to be the City Attorney.    

Secretary/Treasurer: Michael C. Panebianco

Michael has returned to the Southern Tier, a place he has called home his entire life, to represent injured workers. Michael is passionate about counseling injured workers because his father suffered a career ending work injury many years ago. As a result, he has a keen understanding of the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a serious physical injury may have on a family.

Michael will also focus his practice on criminal defense. He understands the negative effect that a criminal conviction can have on a person’s life. In law school, he interned at The Center for Community Alternatives, where he counseled individuals in an effort to help them overcome the barriers to employment and education that they faced due to their prior criminal convictions.

Michael worked as a law clerk with Lewis and Lewis, P.C. during the Summer of 2015, and he is excited to return as an associate attorney.  

In his free time, Michael enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with his friends and family. 


  • Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, SUNY Fredonia, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts:  Economics, SUNY Fredonia, 2013
  • Juris Doctor: Syracuse University College of Law, 2016

Vice President: Kristin Lee Yaw

President: John I. LaMancuso

John I. LaMancuso was born and raised in Western New York.  He advises individual, business, and municipal clients in various legal matters and disputes in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Erie Counties. Mr. LaMancuso has substantial personal injury experience representing individuals seriously injured in car accidents, work accidents, falls and other incidents on construction sites, slips, trips, and falls on defective premises, dog bites and attacks, and sporting events and recreational activities.

Active in his community, Mr. LaMancuso is a member of the Jamestown Kiwanis Club and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and is co-chair of the Professionals Committee of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County.  He resides in the Southern Tier with his wife and their two children.

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