Smith Sovik is pleased to welcome Brady J. O’Malley, Esq., as an Associate at the Firm. Brady joins Smith Sovik after participating in the firm’s 2010 Summer Associate program and also worked at the firm as a law clerk throughout his third year of law school.
Brady is a 2011 magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. Upon graduation, he received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award, which is awarded to the best overall advocate in the College of Law’s graduating class. He also served as the Business Editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law & Commerce. His student note, “Graham v. Florida and the Role of International Sources in the Supreme Court’s Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence”, was selected for publication in 2010.
Brady also received the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers Excellence in Advocacy Award during his second year of law school. As a member of the College of Law’s National Appellate Team, Brady won the regional championship as well as Best Brief at the New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition. Brady won both of the College of Law’s intra-school moot court competitions: the Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition, and the Mackenzie Hughes Appellate Advocacy Competition, where his team received Best Brief and he received Best Final Round Advocate. In addition, Brady served on the Executive Board of the Moot Court Honor Society and graduated as a member of the Justinian Honor Society and the Order of the Coif.
Brady also had the opportunity to complete a judicial externship with Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby, in United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, where he assisted in the evaluation of civil and criminal matters including researching and drafting decisions on summary judgment motions.
At Smith Sovik, Brady focuses on all areas of civil litigation including products liability, professional malpractice, premises liability, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, Labor Law and construction accidents, labor and employment and the defense of Workers’ Compensation Claims.