MAYVILLE - The building at 38 S. Erie St., in Mayville has at different times been an opera house, a movie theater and a post office.
Now, it’s a law office.
Scott Humble, Humble Law Offices owner and attorney, has opened a new office in Mayville to go along with his practices in Jamestown at 7 Jackson Ave., and in Olean at the Jones Building, 206 Jones St.
However, before Humble could start practicing law in Mayville, there was a need for an extensive renovation project that took 18 months to complete.
‘’We redid everything from the floors to the ceiling to the steps outside,’’ Humble said.
The time and effort was worth it as the building is now a picturesque legal office with new maple wood floors and wall edgings with a cherry finish to a refurbished original opera house painted ceiling design to a new antique desk and conference table.
“It’s been pretty awesome,’’ Humble said about the renovations and office design. ‘’It’s been 40 or 50 years since anyone has seen this ceiling.’’
One of the main reasons for the renovation project and Humble opening an office in Mayville was to expand his practice to all areas of the law with an emphasis on real estate. He said with property at the Chautauqua Institution and around the lake, he thought Mayville was the ideal location to expand his practice.
‘’We are taking all kinds of cases ... we’re not limiting ourselves in any way,’’ he said. ‘’(There is) more than enough work for us here in Mayville.’’
As part of the expansion to Mayville, Humble is placing special importance on customer service. That is why he hired Lindsey Carlson, paralegal, as the designated go to person for all his client’s cases.
“The biggest complaint I hear about other law practices is there doesn’t seem to be an emphasis on customer service,’’ he said. ‘’Well, with Lindsey we will be able to cover every aspect of customer service from returning phone calls to sending e-mails to allow people to know every little step. People will definitely know what is going on with their case.’’
Humble has been practicing law for 20 years and is licensed in New York and Pennsylvania.
For more information, contact Humble in Jamestown at 664-2889, in Olean at 372-2889 or in Mayville at 753-2889. Humble can also be reached online at www.humblelaw.com.
Scott Humble, Humble Law Offices owner and attorney, and Lindsey Carlson, paralegal, in front of Humble’s new law office in Mayville.