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Daniel A. Johnston


Daniel A. Johnston


Dan is an Associate in the firm’s East Meadow office. He brings with him extensive litigation experience in a variety of areas and will be handling all types of litigation for Smith Sovik including premises and auto liability defense, Labor Law and construction defense, product liability and employment matters.

Previously, Dan was an associate with an employment litigation boutique, routinely litigating all types of employment matters in the State and Federal Courts. Dan has also practiced as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, prosecuting well over a thousand cases to disposition. Prior to admission, he was a Law Clerk in the Legal Department of Fannie Mae.

Dan is a cum laude graduate of the George Washington University School of Law, where he received the Pamela Spanogle International Commercial Arbitration award. He was both a Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board member. Dan was also a student practitioner with the Federal Appellate Criminal clinic, drafting appeals and delivering oral arguments on behalf of indigent clients.


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. with honors, cum laude, 2014
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude, 2011


  • Admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of New York and the U.S. District Courts for the the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


  • New York State Bar Association