Michael D. Root

Michael D. Root


250 S. Clinton Street, Suite 600
Syracuse, New York 13202
315-474-2911 (phone)
315-474-6015 (fax)
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  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, 2012
  • St. Lawrence University, B.A., 2008

Admitted to Practice

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


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • University at Buffalo Alumni Association


Mike is a Syracuse native who returned to practice here after law school.

Prior to joining Smith Sovik, he worked at a general practice firm for several years focusing on personal injury and other civil litigation. Mike has extensive experience in all areas of civil litigation from commencement to trial, including motion practice and appeals.

Mike will be involved in all areas of litigation with a focus on motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and general negligence.


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