Winning. Attitude.

Success is much more than an expectation.  It’s the highest calling we have.  It takes extraordinary preparation, intensity, experience, insight, uncompromising standards and a Winning Attitude. Our passion for litigation is more than just a business. For us, it’s personal; for us, it’s about WINNING.


Our objective is always to develop legal strategies that win. When doctors, lawyers, judges and other professionals need legal representation, they turn to our battle-tested trial and appellate attorneys for help. They don’t just want advice – they want to win.

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Smith Sovik News

Smith Sovik Recognized As A Best Law Firm Again for 2024!

November 7, 2023

Smith Sovik proudly announces Best Lawyers has recognized Smith Sovik as a Metropolitan Tier 1

Another Big Win for Chris DeFrancesco in Onondaga County

October 26, 2023

Chris DeFrancesco successfully defended an infectious disease specialist who was charged with failing to timely

Sixteen Smith Sovik Lawyers Are 2023 Super Lawyers; Eight Chosen as Rising Stars

August 23, 2023

Smith Sovik’s peers have recognized sixteen Smith Sovik lawyers as Super Lawyers in 2023:

I was extremely fortunate to have Christopher DeFrancesco as the lead trial attorney on my defense case. From the beginning, Chris made me feel comfortable and assembled a crack team of expert witnesses. Chris thoroughly prepared me for the process and my testimony. From the moment Chris spoke to the judge and jury, I knew I was in great hands.  He masterfully shredded the plaintiff, dissected the plaintiff’s shady allegations,  and disarmed the plaintiff’s witnesses and we WON! It was a six day trial, but it only took a few minutes for the jury to deliberate. Anyone and everyone should want Chris DeFrancesco on their team!

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Simply the best Trial Lawyers in New York State!

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