Dartmouth College AB 1982 cum laude with distinction in Gov't
Boston University JD 1986
I began my career in the litigation dept at Palmer and Dodge in Boston, Massachusetts until I returned home to Syracuse in 1989 to work trying cases at Smith Sovik. I became a partner in 1992 and Managing Partner in 2005. I have tried over 100 cases to verdict in many different practice areas including medical and professional malpractice, legal malpractice, labor law/personal injury, product liability, construction, auto/trucking liability and premises liability to name a few. I am determined to vigorously defend or prosecute each and every case I have to achieve the very best result for my clients.