Accomplishments


Eric G. Johnson, Esq., Secures a Defense Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Case.
(2009)

Jessica P. Mathewson, Esq., Joins Smith Sovik as Associate
(2009)

Smith Sovik Partners Named to Best Lawyers 2010
(2009)

US District Court , WDNY Dismisses Consumer Debt Case for Daniel R. Ryan, Esq.
(2009)

Smith Sovik Partners Once Again Recognized as Super Lawyers
(2009)

Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., included in 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2010).
(2009)

Summary Judgment Win for Michelle M. Westerman, Esq., and Kristin L. Norfleet, Esq., in Serious Injury Threshold Case.
(2009)

Workers' Compensation Claim Disallowed Because of Lack of Timely Notice of Injury.
(2009)

David A. D'Agostino, Esq., obtains voluntary removal finding in WC claim.
(2009)

Another Defense Verdict for James D. Lantier, Esq.
(2009)

David A. D'Agostino, Esq., Successfully Represents Carriers and Employers at the Workers' Compensation Board
(2009)

Gabrielle Mardany Hope, Esq., Successful Before United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
(2009)

Kristin L. Norfleet, Esq., Elected Partner
(2009)

Third Department Reverses in Favor of Syracuse University in Labor Law Case
(2008)

Jury Awards No Damages in Battery Claim Defended by Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq.
(2008)

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict for Eric G. Johnson, Esq.
(2008)

Ann Magnarelli Alexander, Esq., joins Smith Sovik as an Associate
(2008)

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict for Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., in Oneida County
(2008)

Four Members of Smith Sovik Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2008, Upstate New York Edition.
(2008)

David A. D'Agostino, Esq., Successfully Defends Employer's Interests in Claim for Workers' Compensation Benefits
(2008)

Trial Victory in Chiropractic Malpractice Case for Eric G. Johnson, Esq.
(2008)

Summary Judgment Success for Michelle M. Westerman, Esq., in Oswego County
(2008)

Workers' Compensation Claim Disallowed on the issue of Accident Arising Out of or During the Course of Employment
(2008)

Workers' Compensation Section 120 Discrimination Claim Disallowed
(2008)

Daniel R. Ryan, Esq., Obtained Pre-Answer Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action
(2008)

Summary Judgment Success for Michelle M. Westerman, Esq., in Slip and Fall Case.
(2008)

Summary Judgment Success for Daniel R. Ryan, Esq., and Michelle M. Westerman, Esq., in Niagara County Slip and Fall Case.
(2008)

Arbitration Success in Construction Site Accident Case for Michael P. Ringwood, Esq.
(2008)

Defense Verdict for Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq. in Bus Passenger Case.
(2008)

Defense Verdict for Laurence (Fritz) Sovik, Esq., in Products Liability Case
(2008)

Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case for Michael P. Ringwood, Esq.
(2008)

Michael P. Ringwood, Esq., Elected to American College of Legal Medicine
(2008)

Michelle M. Westerman, Esq., and Jose Enrique Perez, Esq., join the firm as Associates.
(2008)

Summary Judgment Success for Gabrielle Mardany Hope, Esq., in Onondaga County
(2008)

Brandon R. King, Esq., participates in National Business Institute panel on Insurance Coverage Litigation
(2008)

Steven Ward Williams, Esq., earns a $188 million dollar verdict in a defamation case tried in the Eastern District of New York
(2008)

Edward J. Smith, III, Esq., Joins Smith Sovik
(2008)

Steven Ward Williams, Esq., recognized by LawDragon.Com
(2008)

Summary Judgment for Daniel R. Ryan, Esq., in Products Liability Case
(2008)

Kristin L. Norfleet, Esq., wins Workers' Compensation Section 120 Discrimination claim
(2007)

Trial Victory for Patrick B. Sardino, Esq., in Onondaga County
(2007)

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict for James D. Lantier, Esq., in Onondaga County
(2007)

Defense Victory for Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., in Chiropractic Malpractice Case in Erie County
(2007)

Suzanne K. Lehman, Esq., Joins Firm as an Associate
(2007)

Third Department Success for Robert C. Cahalan, Esq., in Legal Mapractice Case
(2007)

Smith Sovik Attorneys honored as Upstate New York Super Lawyers
(2007)

Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., Elected Managing Partner
(2007)

Gabrielle Mardany Hope, Esq., Elected Partner
(2007)

Kelly C. Murray, Esq., Joins Firm as an Associate
(2007)

Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., Obtains Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Trial in Tompkins County
(2007)

Defense Verdict for Michael P. Ringwood, Esq., in Onondaga County
(2007)

Daniel R. Ryan, Esq., Secures Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Action Against Psychiatrist
(2007)

Smith Sovik "New York's Best Lawyers."
(2007)

Appellate Success for Brandon R. King, Esq. in Fourth Department Labor Law Case
(2007)

Daniel R. Ryan, Esq., Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claim
(2007)

Laurence F. Sovik, Esq., Honored as 50-Year Member of the Onondaga County Bar Association
(2007)

Daniel R. Ryan, Esq., speaks at Madison County Magistrates' Association Meeting
(2007)

Trial Victory for Kevin E. Hulslander, Esq., in Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Case
(2007)

Arbitration Victory for Kristin L. Norfleet, Esq., in slip and fall case
(2007)

Brandon R. King, Esq., speaks at State Bar Course
(2007)

Trial Win for Eric G. Johnson, Esq. in Medical Malpractice Case
(2007)

Arbitration Success for Kristen M. Benson, Esq., in SUM Claim.
(2007)

Brandon R. King, Esq., Serves as Chairperson of the Onondaga County Mock Trial Competition
(2007)

Summary Judgment Success for Daniel R. Ryan, Esq., in Medical Malpractice Case
(2007)

Brandon R. King, Esq., named to Onondaga County Bar Association Board of Directors
(2007)

Trial Victory for Kristen M. Benson, Esq., in Motor Vehicle Case
(2007)

Steven Ward Williams, Esq., named to The Best Trial Lawyers in America 2007 for Product Liability Litigation
(2007)

Kristen M. Benson, Esq., obtains summary judgment from Third Department
(2006)

Fourth Department Dismisses Whistleblower Case for Kristin L. Norfleet, Esq.
(2006)

Medical Malpractice Trial Victory in Onondaga County for Eric G. Johnson, Esq.
(2006)

David A. D’Agostino, Esq. wins appeal of Workers’ Compensation Decision on the issue of voluntary removal.
(2006)

David A. D’Agostino, Esq., wins two Workers’ Compensation Claims based on violation of Section 114-a Fraud.
(2006)

A summary judgment win for Brandon R. King, Esq., in Cayuga County
(2006)

Trial Victory for Kristen M. Benson, Esq., in premises liability case
(2006)

State Division of Human Right Success for Steven Ward Williams, Esq.
(2006)

Michael P. Ringwood, Esq., named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2007
(2006)

Smith Sovik Partners Achieve Martindale-Hubble "A Rating"
(2006)

Smith Sovik Partners Best Trial Lawyers in America
(2006)

Installing New Equipment on Cable Lines Not Covered by Labor Law 240(1)
(2005)

Labor Law 240(1) Narrowed - Post Repair Inspection Not Covered
(2004)

Labor Law 241(6) Only Applies to an Elevation-Related Risk
(2004)

Education Law 6527(3) Quality Assurance Privilege Expanded to Chiropractors
(2001)

A Retailer Has No Duty to Help Customers Quickly
(2000)

Treating Physician Does Not Need to be Subject of Expert Disclosure
(1997)

Laurence F. Sovik, Esq., Invents the Seatbelt Defense
(1974)