Current News


Smith Sovik Opens an Office in Buffalo.
(September, 2014)

Twelve Smith Sovik Attorneys Named to 2014 Super Lawyers Upstate Edition
(September, 2014)

Six Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C. Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers in America List
(September, 2014)

Best Lawyers In America Names 3 Smith Sovik Partners "Lawyer Of The Year"
(September, 2014)

Kristen M. Benson, Esq., Successful in Brinding Arbitration in Motor Vehicle Case
(August, 2014)

Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., Secures Defense Verdict in Second Small Smiles Trial.
(August, 2014)

Edward Smith, Kristen Benson and Anthony Brighton Join Forces and Secure Dismissal of Multiple-Plaintiff Employment Discrimination Case
(July, 2014)

Smith Sovik Welcomes Victor L. Prial, Esq. as an Associate
(July, 2014)

Defense Verdict for Eric G. Johnson, Esq. in Oneida County Medical Malpractice Case
(June, 2014)

Defense Verdict in Nursing Home Case for Kristen M. Benson, Esq., in Oneida County Supreme Court
(June, 2014)

James D. Lantier, Esq., Successfully Defends Two Local Family Practitioners in Wrongful Death Claim
(May, 2014)

Welcome Back Karen Guyder Felter, Esq.!
(April, 2014)

Smith Sovik Welcomes Christopher F. DeFrancesco, Esq., and Shane P. Simon, Esq., as Associates.
(February, 2014)

Defense Verdict in Products Liability Case for Edward J. Smith III, Esq., in Onondaga County Supreme Court.
(January, 2014)

Congratulations to Brady O'Malley, Esq., After Oneida County Jury Finds No Negligence in Trip and Fall Case.
(December, 2013)

Defense Verdict in Premises Liability Case for Daniel R. Ryan, Esq. in Oneida County Supreme Court
(November, 2013)

Congratulations to Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq. for Securing a Defense Verdict in the Small Smiles Dental Malpractice Case
(October, 2013)

Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice case in Oneida County for Michael P. Ringwood, Esq.
(September, 2013)

Smith Sovik Expands its Downstate Office and Welcomes Elizabeth E. Schlissel, Esq. as an Associate
(September, 2013)

Six Partners Recognized as the Best Lawyers in America.
(September, 2013)

Smith Sovik Partners Recognized as Among the Best Lawyers in Upstate New York.
(September, 2013)

Daniel R. Ryan, Esq, Successfully Defends Local Family Practice Physician.
(July, 2013)

Michael P. Ringwood, Esq., and Karen J. Krogman, Esq., secure Summary Judgment in commercial claim surrounding dispute over Radon testing equipment.
(June, 2013)

Congratulations to Kristin L. Norfleet, Esq., for being named to Oswego County Business Magazine's
(June, 2013)

Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., Secures Defense Verdict for Cornell University.
(May, 2013)

Smith Sovik Welcomes Aaron M. Shiffrik, Esq.
(May, 2013)

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict for Daniel R. Ryan, Esq., in Oneida County.
(May, 2013)

Michael P. Ringwood, Esq., Secures NO CAUSE Verdict On Behalf of 2 Local Obstetricians
(March, 2013)

Linda Vanella, Esq., Joins SSKS's NYC Office.
(March, 2013)

Smith Sovik Welcomes Three New Associates
(February, 2013)

Eric G. Johnson, Esq., Successfully Defends Local Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Malpractice Case.
(January, 2013)

Smith Sovik is One of Best Law Firms in America Pursuant to U.S. News - Best Lawyers
(November, 2012)

Smith Sovik Partners are the Best Lawyers in America
(November, 2012)

Three Smith Sovik Partners Named
(November, 2012)

Eight Smith Sovik Partners Recognized as Super Lawyers!
(October, 2012)

Kristen M. Benson, Esq., Successfully Argues at Fourth Department that a Claim of Loss of Enjoyment of Life Entitles Defendants to Explore Plaintiff's Mental Health Records.
(October, 2012)

Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., Named One of Upstate New York's Top 10 Lawyers
(October, 2012)

Smith Sovik Welcomes Heather K. Zimmerman, Esq.
(September, 2012)

Smith Sovik Welcomes John D. Goldman, Esq.
(August, 2012)

Summary Judgment for Anthony Brighton, Esq., in Premises Liability Case.
(August, 2012)

Michael Paul Ringwood, Esq., Successfully Defends a Community-Based Hospital and ER Physician in Rome, New York
(July, 2012)

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in Cayuga County for Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq.
(June, 2012)

Defense Verdict for Eric G. Johnson, Esq., in Oneida County Medical Malpractice Case
(June, 2012)

Michelle M. Davoli, Esq., Secures Summary Judgment Based Upon Lack of Serious Injury
(June, 2012)

Brandon R. King, Esq., Secured a
(June, 2012)

Patrick S. Sardino, Esq., Successfully Defends Town in Unfair Labor Practices Claim
(June, 2012)

Employment Arbitration Victory for Patrick Sardino, Esq., and Andrew Horsfall, Esq.
(June, 2012)

Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., Secured Summary Judgment and a Finding of No Negligence in a Claim Stemming from a Motor Vehicle Accident
(April, 2012)

Michael Paul Ringwood, Esq., Secures Defense Verdict for Medical Malpractice Defendants in Cayuga County
(April, 2012)

Smith Sovik Welcomes Brady J. O'Malley, Esq., as an Associate at the Firm
(April, 2012)

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict for Michael Paul Ringwood, Esq., in Onondaga County
(March, 2012)

David A. D'Agostino, Esq., and Daniel R. Ryan, Esq., Elected Partners at the Firm.
(February, 2012)

Defense Verdict for Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., in Malpractice Claim Against Emergency Room Physicians.
(January, 2012)

Another Defense Verdict for Eric G. Johnson, Esq., in a Medical Malpratice Case Venued in St. Lawrence County.
(January, 2012)

Andrew S. Horsfall, Esq. Secures Defense Decision at Arbitration of Section 5102(d) Serious Injury Claim
(January, 2012)

Summary Judgement Win for Michael P. Ringwood, Esq., in Professional Malpractice Claim.
(December, 2011)

Jose Enrique Perez, Esq., selected as 2001 Forty Under Forty Award Winner.
(November, 2011)

Jose E. Perez, Esq., Receives the Diocese of Syracuse Service Award in Recognition of Outstanding Pro Bono Service
(November, 2011)

Six Smith Sovik Partners included in Super Lawyers Business Edition 2011
(October, 2011)

Eight Smith Sovik Partners Named Super Lawyers for the 2011 Upstate New York Edition.
(October, 2011)

Smith Sovik Welcomes Gregory D. Eriksen, Esq.
(October, 2011)

David DuFlo, Esq., Secures Dismissal of Property Damage Claim Based upon the
(September, 2011)

Smith Sovik Welcomes Anthony R. Brighton, Esq.
(September, 2011)

Michelle M. Davoli, Esq., Secures Summary Judgment Because Corning Hospital a Lessee Under V&T 128
(August, 2011)

Ann M. Alexander, Esq., Obtains Summary Judgement Arguing No
(July, 2011)

Kenneth T. Boyd, Esq., to Head Smith Sovik's New Downstate Office
(June, 2011)

Michelle M. Davoli Secures Summary Judgment at Fourth Department on Premises Liability Case
(June, 2011)

Jury Finds No Cause of Action in 1983 Claim Against Local Sheriff's Department and Sheriff's Deputies.
(June, 2011)

Kristen M Benson, Esq., Successfully Defends Employer before the New York State Division of Human Rights
(May, 2011)

Congratulations to Jose Perez for being named to The Hispanic Coalition NY's 40 Under 40 Rising Stars.
(April, 2011)

Smith Sovik Welcomes Three New Associates
(April, 2011)

Ann Alexander, Esq., Successfully Argues Wrong Entity Sued and Relation Back Doctrine Does Not Apply
(March, 2011)

Eric G. Johnson, Esq., Successfully Argues that the Emergency Doctrine Precluded Summary Judgment in Motor Vehicle Case.
(February, 2011)

Michael Paul Ringwood, Esq., Successfully Prosecuted a Breach of Contract Arbitration on behalf of a Local Physician.
(February, 2011)

Smith Sovik's Workers' Compensation Attorneys Successfully Defend the Interests of their Clients Again and Again.
(February, 2011)

Michelle M. Davoli, Esq., Obtains Defense and Indemnification for Property Owner in Labor Law claim.
(February, 2011)

The Workers' Compensation Department Boasts Unprecedented Sucess in Prosecuting Fraud (114-a) Claims.
(January, 2011)

Court Finds No Duty of Care and Grants Summary Judgment to Local College.
(December, 2010)

Ann Magnarelli Alexander, Esq., Won Summary Judgement in a Slip and Fall Claim.
(December, 2010)

Congratulations to Edward J. Smith, Esq., Who Successfully Defended a Local Hospital in a Medical Malpractice Trial.
(November, 2010)

Congratulations to Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., for being named Product Liability Litigator of the Year.
(October, 2010)

US News & World Report Includes Smith Sovik Among the Best Law Firms.
(September, 2010)

Smith Sovik Attorneys Recognized as Some of the Best Lawyers in New York State.
(September, 2010)

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(August, 2010)

Judge Finds No Serious Injury and Dismisses Claim.
(July, 2010)

Eric G. Johnson, Esq., Wins at Trial in Medical Malpractice Case.
(May, 2010)

Recent Successes of the Workers' Compensation Department
(May, 2010)

Defense Verdict in Cortland County for Edward J. Smith, Esq., in Medical Malpractice Re-Trial
(April, 2010)

James D. Lantier, Esq., gets Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case in Onondaga County
(April, 2010)

Michelle M. Davoli, Esq., Successfully Defends Kost Tire in Small Claims Arbitration
(April, 2010)

Summary Judgment for Kristin L. Norfleet, Esq., in Jefferson County
(March, 2010)

Smith Sovik Welcomes Kristen L. Wilson, Esq., and Aimee M. Paquette, Esq., as Associates
(February, 2010)

Kristen M. Benson, Esq., Named Partner at Firm.
(January, 2010)

David A. D'Agostino, Esq., Secures Dismissal of Workers' Compensation Discrimination Claim for Destiny USA.
(January, 2010)

Michelle M. Davoli, Esq., Successfully Represents Erie Insurance in SUM Arbitration.
(January, 2010)

Daniel R. Ryan, Esq., Successfully Secures Dismissal of Plaintiff's Action in NDNY.
(January, 2010)