William E. Sugnet - Retired


250 South Clinton Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
(315) 474-2911 (phone)
(315) 474-6015 (fax)
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  • University of Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1959
  • University of Buffalo, B.A., 1954

Admitted to Practice

  • Admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of New York


  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Director 1971-1973, 1976-1977; Officer 1978-1979; President 1980.
  • New York State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee 1969-1973, Judiciary Committee 1976-1977, Litigation, Tort and Insurance Law Sections
  • American Bar Association
  • Medical and Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Lawyers Research Institute, Western New York Area Chairman 1970-1973, Regional Vice President 1974-1976, Director 1977-1979
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporation Counsel


Bill retired from Smith Sovik in 1999. Bill was engaged in litigation practice for almost 40 years. His experience concentrated in the defense of professional liability cases, including physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, nurses, hospitals, and the representation of licensed professionals in state and peer disciplinary proceedings. He worked in all types of litigation, including tort litigation, products liability, toxic tort, automobile and general liability defense. Bill remains an active member of the Federation of Insurance and Corporation Counsel. Back to Attorney List