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Karen Guyder Felter

Civil rights Attorney at Syracuse, NY

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1993
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    Competently handled many complicated civil rights cases from administrative stage to completion in federal court involving employment discrimination based on age, sex and race as well as Section 1983 violations.

    29 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Competently managed mulit-million dollar claims for companies involving breach of insurance agreements in federal court.

    29 years

  3. Employment and labor
    Competently handled many complicated employment discrimination cases cases from administrative stage to completion in federal court involving claims of age, sex, race and disability discrimination.

    29 years

  4. Insurance
    Competently managed insurance coverage claims from perspective of providing coverage opinions to clients to instituting and defending declaratory judgment actions.

    19 years

  5. Personal injury
    Competently handled hundreds of cases involving all manners of injuries in cases that were settled and those that required a trial to the satisfaction of all clients.

    29 years


Smith Sovik Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C.
250 S Clinton St
Syracuse, NY, 13202-1252


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Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York, Hon. Norman A. Mordue, United States District Judge
  • 1998 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, PC
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Devorsetz Gilberti Heintz & Smith
  • 1992 - 1994


  • Albany Law School
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fiore v. Town of Whitestown, 125 A.D.3d 1527, 1529 (4th Dep’t 2015)
  • Won appeal - plaintiff moved for leave to appeal to court of appeals - motion denied and costs awarded to Town


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga
  • 1994 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Syracuse Civil rights Lawyer Karen Guyder Felter
Karen Guyder Felter
Civil rights Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 31 years