Office Of Lewis & Lewis To Move To Tew Mansion
The Jamestown office of Lewis & Lewis, P.C., will move to the Tew Mansion located at 413 N. Main St. in Jamestown tomorrow.
Lewis & Lewis is swapping offices with the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. The United Way will be moving into Lewis & Lewis’ current location at 208 Pine St.
“Lewis & Lewis is absolutely thrilled to be staying in downtown Jamestown and moving to the Tew Mansion. Due to large increases in business and personnel, it became imperative to expand our offices. Despite many alternatives outside of Jamestown, it was our clear intention to stay in the vibrant downtown Jamestown area,” said George Panebianco, Lewis & Lewis managing partner.
Lewis & Lewis is a full-service law office that began in 1944 in Buffalo. Lewis & Lewis currently has five offices located in Buffalo, Jamestown, Olean, Niagara Falls and Batavia, with their primary focus on personal injury and workers’ compensation law. The Jamestown office originally opened in 1994 by Panebianco. The Jamestown office currently employs four attorneys and a licensed workers’ compensation representative, along with five other staff members.
The Tew Mansion was originally constructed in 1881 as the private home of former president of City National Bank, George Washington Tew. The Victorian mansion was used as a private residence and has had multiple uses since the late 1800s. In 1989, the Tew Mansion was renovated and restored to its original condition through the generosity of the Gebbie Foundation. The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has been the chief tenant of the Tew Mansion since the renovation.
“Working with the United Way on this transition could not have gone any smoother,” Panebianco said. “For many years, we have been a large supporter of the United Way and are very grateful that we were able to help accommodate their move to our former location at 208 Pine St. Executive director, Amy Rohler, and her staff have been absolutely incredible to work with during this transition. I believe this was a win-win situation for both organizations and for downtown Jamestown.”