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Excellent Opportunity for Highly Motivated Litigation Attorneys:

The Firm has an immediate need for highly motivated Litigation Attorneys who will succeed in a fast-paced and collegial atmosphere and are motivated to succeed both personally and professionally in our Syracuse, Buffalo and Long Island Offices. Attorneys with 3-7 years experience in all areas of litigation, including medical and professional liability, labor law, employment, products liability and insurance defense will be considered.

Qualified candidates must be prepared to handle cases from inception through trial, including drafting discovery pleadings, motions, taking and defending depositions and possess strong analytical skills to prepare and implement a winning strategy for the clients we represent. The Litigation Attorneys at SSKS pride themselves on their winning record and seek only to recruit those candidates who share a passion for success. Strong record of academic achievement, proven writing skills and a talent for advocacy in the courtroom are minimum requirements. Attorneys must be licensed to practice in NYS or have the ability to waive in. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please submit a confidential letter of application and current resume to [email protected]

Summer Associate Program

Smith Sovik is a pure litigation boutique that boasts more than 30 trial and appellate lawyers. We are engaged in a diverse and exciting practice. We try cases in state and federal courts everywhere in New York State. In addition to defending individuals, corporations, municipalities and other businesses, we represent individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. We have been recognized annually by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and US News & World Report as a premiere litigation firm. This year, 20 Smith Sovik lawyers were recognized by Super Lawyers magazine. Our managing partner, Kevin Hulslander, was the only lawyer from Syracuse to be named to Super Lawyers list of the Top 10 lawyers in Upstate New York, and four of our partners were named to Super Lawyers Top 50 list.

As part of our continued growth, we are implementing a new recruiting program aimed at aggressively pursuing highly-motivated law students who will succeed in the fast-paced and collegial atmosphere of our Syracuse, Buffalo, Long Island and White Plains offices. Our new recruiting program features a significantly increased salary for first-year associates and summer associates, which will complement our highly-competitive benefits package and unique incentive-based bonus structure.

Unlike most large and medium-sized firms, Smith Sovik provides all associates with the opportunity to immediately develop robust litigation skills—both outside and inside the courtroom. Our associates experience the real working life of a litigator. If you are interested in applying to the firm, please contact our Hiring Partner, Brady J. O’Malley, at [email protected]

First Year Associates

Smith Sovik is a pure litigation boutique that boasts more than 30 trial and appellate lawyers. We are engaged in a diverse and exciting practice. We try cases in state and federal courts everywhere in New York State. In addition to defending individuals, corporations, municipalities and other businesses, we represent individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. We have been recognized annually by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and US News & World Report as a premiere litigation firm. This year, 20 Smith Sovik lawyers were recognized by Super Lawyers magazine. Our managing partner, Kevin Hulslander, was the only lawyer from Syracuse to be named to Super Lawyers list of the Top 10 lawyers in Upstate New York, and four of our partners were named to Super Lawyers Top 50 list.

As part of our continued growth, we are implementing a new recruiting program aimed at aggressively pursuing highly-motivated law students who will succeed in the fast-paced and collegial atmosphere of our Syracuse, Buffalo, Long Island and White Plains offices. Our new recruiting program features a significantly increased salary for first-year associates and summer associates, which will complement our highly-competitive benefits package and unique incentive-based bonus structure.

Unlike most large and medium-sized firms, Smith Sovik provides all associates with the opportunity to immediately develop robust litigation skills—both outside and inside the courtroom. Our associates experience the real working life of a litigator. If you are interested in applying to the firm, please contact our Hiring Partner, Brady J. O’Malley, at [email protected]

Experienced Paralegals/Legal Assistants / Secretaries

Smith Sovik has immediate openings for Paralegals, Legal Assistants, and Secretaries experienced in civil litigation (insurance defense preferred). Please submit your resume to:

Donna M. Feeley, Firm Administrator
[email protected]
Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C.
250 South Clinton Street, Suite 600
Syracuse, New York 13202