Colleen is a partner in Smith Sovik’s Buffalo office. Prior to joining the firm, Colleen was a successful trial attorney at several well-regarded firms. Her practice focuses on the defense of hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health professionals and facilities across New York State. She also has extensive experience in defending motor vehicle, premises, product and employment liability claims. She regularly tries cases to verdict with an impeccable record of success. She also defends health care professionals on licensing and disciplinary matters before OPMC, OPD and other administrative bodies. She has also developed several seminars on risk management, malpractice prevention, and asset protection for medical groups of all specialties. Colleen has been honored to be recognized in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers in Personal Injury Defense and Medical Malpractice annually since 2013.
Colleen is a member of the faculty at University at Buffalo School of Law, teaching trial technique to second and third year law students. She anchors the firm’s Buffalo office.