Laurence F. Sovik-Retired

Laurence F. Sovik-Retired

250 South Clinton Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 474-2911 (phone)
(315) 474-6015 (fax)
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  • Syracuse University College of Law, LL.B., 1957
  • University of Notre Dame, Cum Laude, B.A., 1954

Admitted to Practice

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


  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Lawyers Research Institute
  • Best Lawyers in America 19 years
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers


Fritz has been a litigation attorney for over 50 years with a well-deserved reputation as the consummate trial lawyer. His trial experience is in professional liability (physicians, attorneys, dentists, architects, podiatrists, etc.), products liability, commercial litigation and general liability. Fritz is the most senior attorney at the firm and well known throughout the state. In 1976, Fritz established the “seat belt” defense in New York. Fritz’s ideals, attitude and work ethic have established Smith Sovik as an aggressive, innovative and hardworking defense firm.

Fritz was admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers in August 1981 and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers in 2005. Fritz has also been named one of the Best Trial Lawyers in America for 19 years and is "A" rated by Martindale-Hubbel.

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