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Legal and Professional Liability

Smith Sovik defends legal malpractice claims for lawyers and law firms all over New York State. In fact, many of our opponents turn to us if they are sued – which we consider to be one of our highest compliments.

Our firm also defends architects, engineers, accountants and other professionals against malpractice claims and lawsuits.  We’ve had the privilege of defending professional malpractice claims for CNA, Liberty International, Argo, AIG, Travelers and numerous other insurers.

As an academic psychiatrist there are numerous occasions during which challenging clinical cases appear...one such case, for me, resulted in a NYS Justice Center investigation in which I was alleged to have abused and/or neglected a patient due to the use of a behavioral contract...quite fortunately, my legal representation was adroitly provided by Kevin Hulslander a partner at the Smith Sovik firm. His knowledge and support were instrumental in my acquittal...this outcome is all the more astounding given the "low legal bar" the Justice Center must overcome...I am most fortunate, therefore, that my malpractice insurance carrier uses Mr. Hulslander's law firm.  

Defendant Psychiatrist