Smith Sovik Adds Partner to its Downstate Office

Smith Sovik is pleased to announce that Michael Flake has joined the firm as a Partner in its Downstate Office located in East Meadow, NY. Michael is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, (J.D.) and Ball State University, (B.S.).

Prior to joining the firm, Michael has been associated with defense firms in both White Plains and New York City. Michael is an experienced litigator and appellate advocate with a stellar record of success of defending cases at each stage of litigation from pre-trial motions, settlement, and mediation to trial and appellate wins. He has defended individuals, co-ops, homeowners, business owners and major retail corporations in personal injury claims. Michael focuses his practice on premises liability, construction and Labor Law claims, motor vehicle accidents and various other negligence actions.

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 and Long Island. For a complete list of the firm’s services, please visit