Six Smith Sovik Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2019 ©

Syracuse, N.Y. – Smith Sovik Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C. is proud to announce that six Partners representing ten areas of the law were named by their peers today to The Best Lawyers in America 2019 ©.  A listing in Best Lawyers® is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

Smith Sovik attorneys recognized for their legal expertise by Best Lawyers 2019® include:

Kevin Hulslander: Insurance Law, Medical Malpractice – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation- Defendants, Professional Malpractice – Defendants.

Eric Johnson: Medical Malpractice – Defendants, Professional Malpractice- Defendants.

Brandon King: Medical Malpractice – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants

James Lantier: Legal Malpractice- Defendants, Medical Malpractice- Defendants.

Michael Ringwood: Medical Malpractice – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice – Defendants

Steve Williams: Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Product Liability, Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs.

Best Lawyers®, universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, conducts an exhaustive peer review survey in which tens of thousands of leading attorneys cast their confidential evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Smith Sovik Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C., founded in 1946, is an aggressive, innovative litigation boutique law firm.  We boast over 30 attorneys who defend individuals, professionals, corporations, and other entities against personal injury, malpractice and commercial claims in state and federal courts throughout New York State. We pride ourselves in aggressively and cost-effectively obtaining the very best results for our clients.   Smith Sovik has offices in Syracuse, Buffalo, Long Island and White Plains. For a complete list of the firm’s services, please visit

We have worked with Smith Sovik for many years. They provide a thorough case analysis, timely updates and sound recommendations which enable us to make informed decisions. Beyond their legal expertise, their honesty and integrity displayed in litigating files in a cost-effective manner, has enabled us to control expenses.

Chris Marra, Sr. Claims Adjuster, Price Chopper