Smith Sovik Kendrick & Sugnet is pleased to congratulate James D. Lantier who has been named Best Lawyers ® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Syracuse, New York for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. This honor is particularly significant because only one attorney from each practice area and metropolitan area can be named “Lawyer of the Year.”
This is the fourth time Jim Lantier has been named “Lawyer of the Year” and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in Legal Practice Law and Medical Malpractice Law since 2005. Best Lawyers has developed into a universally-known guide to legal excellence. It is the oldest and highest respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Jim has over 35 years of experience defending all types of medical malpractice lawsuits including all medical specialties, dentistry, podiatry, chiropractic, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses with an outstanding record of success.
He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in civil litigation cases, having successfully completed the requisite course work through the American Arbitration Association. He has lectured extensively to professional organizations, medical and surgical departments within hospitals and state and county bar associations in the field of civil litigation. He began his litigation experience at the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office as Assistant District Attorney and, eventually, Chief Assistant District Attorney.