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General Negligence / Premises Liability / Retail

Smith Sovik regularly defends major retailers, corporations, universities, municipalities and individuals in general negligence, premises liability, wrongful death and defamation claims. We’ve worked with well-known clients such as Rite Aid, Price Chopper, Gander Mountain, Costco, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Autozone and Carrols Corporation.

In addition, Smith Sovik is approved panel counsel for The New York State Farm Bureau, and we’ve represented and won cases for farmers in a variety of disputes, all over the state.

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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