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John P. Coghlan


John P. Coghlan


John’s practice focuses on all areas of litigation including medical and professional malpractice, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, labor and employment litigation and construction site accidents. He is a well-respected young attorney who has extensive experience arguing in courts throughout New York State. In 2017, Super Lawyers selected John as a “Rising Star” for Upstate New York.

John joined Smith Sovik in August 2014 after participating in the firm’s Summer Associate program in 2013. He is a graduate of Albany Law School where he was an Associate Editor of the Albany Law Review and a Dean Thomas Sponsler Honors Fellow.

While in law school, John had the opportunity to work as an intern in the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office and represented victims of domestic abuse in Family Court as a member of Albany Law School’ s Family Violence Litigation Clinic.


  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014; Sponsler Fellow; and Associate Editor, Albany Law Review
  • University of Vermont, B.A., History, 2007


  • Admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York


  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • Upstate New York Rising Star