Smith Sovik is pleased to announce that Daniel Johnston has joined the firm as an Associate in its Downstate Office located in East Meadow, NY. Daniel is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, (J.D.) and State University of New York at Albany, (B.A).
Daniel brings with him extensive litigation experience in a variety of areas and will be handling all types of litigation for Smith Sovik including premises and auto liability defense, Labor Law and construction defense, product liability and employment matters.
Previously, Dan was an associate with an employment litigation boutique, routinely litigating all types of employment matters in the State and Federal Courts. Dan has also practiced as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, prosecuting well over a thousand cases to disposition. Prior to admission, he was a Law Clerk in the Legal Department of Fannie Mae.
Dan is a cum laude graduate of the George Washington University School of Law, where he received the Pamela Spanogle International Commercial Arbitration award. He was both a Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board member. Dan was also a student practitioner with the Federal Appellate Criminal clinic, drafting appeals and delivering oral arguments on behalf of indigent clients.