John P. Coghlan

John P. Coghlan

250 S. Clinton Street
Suite 600
Syracuse, New York 13202
315-474-2911 (phone)
315-474-6015 (fax)
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  • 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

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


  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


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 Sponsler 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 as a member of the Family Violence Litigation Clinic.  John was also a finalist in the Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trials.

At Smith Sovik John is involved in all areas of litigation with a focus on the defense of medical malpractice claims.



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