Smith Sovik Welcomes Partner to its Buffalo Office

Smith Sovik welcomes Alan Bedenko to the firm.  Alan is a trial attorney who has been defending people, businesses, and municipalities in courts throughout New York State for the last 20 years.  He also has successfully represented legal and nursing professionals in New York’s state and federal courts. He focuses his practice on the defense of automobile and trucking accidents, employment discrimination, the New York State Labor Law, lead paint and asbestos exposure, and premises liability. Before moving to the Buffalo area, Alan was a sole practitioner in Boston, Massachusetts with a busy criminal defense, personal injury and housing practice.

Alan is a partner in the Buffalo office. A native New Yorker, Alan and his family have lived in the western part of the state for many years.  A graduate of the Pace University School of Law in White Plains, Alan is a longstanding member of the Erie County Bar Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.

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


Smith Sovik has attorneys that specialize in different fields of law from coverage and pollution to New York labor law. The attorneys that I have dealt with are extremely talented in their fields of expertise. I have always found the firm to work well with insurance carrier staff. They are very responsive to calls and correspondence and always timely.

Denise H. Schad
Senior Commerical Claims Representative
Erie Insurance Company