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Kevin E. Hulslander

Medical malpractice Attorney at Syracuse, NY

5.0   4 reviews

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Kevin Hulslander has served as managing partner at the Smith Sovik firm since 2005. He is a trial lawyer and appellate advocate in all the courts across New York State.

Kevin began his career at Palmer & Dodge, a large firm in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was involved in approximately five complex trials, ranging from a large construction dispute to a multimillion-dollar satellite explosion. He has defended several large product manufacturers.

Since returning to Syracuse in 1989, he has tried numerous high profile cases, including all types of matters ranging from  automobile, trucking and premises liability to commercial, construction, Labor Law, products, professional negligence, legal malpractice, and other liability matters. He has represented schools, colleges and universities in all types of litigation.  He defends all types of medical professionals as well as hospitals and nursing homes in professional malpractice claims.

He also represents people in serious personal injury cases all over New York State with an outstanding record of success.

Kevin has received an AV rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell since 2001 and has been listed as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Upstate New York by New York State's Super Lawyers for 2007-2015.  Kevin was also honored with his inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2009-2015. He was also honored as Upstate New York's Product Liability Lawyer of the Year in 2011; its Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2014 and its Professional Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2015. 

Licensed for 35 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1987
Updated 06/05/2022
State MA
Status Retired
Acquired 1986
Updated 09/19/2022

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Smith Sovik Kendrick & Sugnet PC
250 S Clinton St Ste 600
Syracuse, NY, 13202-1140

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Posted by Julio | August 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Sr Claims Representative
Mr. Hulslander is an excellent attorney, litigator and communicator who is well versed in the law and achieves excellent success in the files he handles. I would strongly recommend his use to any party.
Posted by Stacey | August 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Kevin is the "bulldog" of defense attorneys!
I have been working with Kevin for about 10-15 years. He always takes an aggressive approach to his defense work. He is also very professional and respectful and is able to provide the best defense to an insured in any situation. Kevin thinks outside the box in regards to defenses and injury causation's. Kevin is one of the best defense attorneys that I have worked with in the last 25 years.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Kevin's experience and knowledge are immeasurable. He is a great communicator and exceptional to work with. He worked effortlessly to achieve a very favorable outcome.
Posted by Cope | August 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Sr. Litigation Specialist
Kevin is awesome. He answers his phone, responds to emails, has a great sense of value of cases, knows when plaintiffs are full of S&%*, and is an aggressive attorney who knows what the hell is going on with the cases at all times. He is a must use if you want your cases settled early or prior to trial. If you want a trial lawyer, he is your guy also. 5 Star can't miss! No wonder why he is a top 100 attorney! Signed, Cope MSA Group-Syracuse, NY
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Smith Sovik Kendrick & Sugnet, PC
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1986
  • Dartmouth College
  • AB
  • 1982

Associations

  • Transportation Industry Defense Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Transporation Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Professional Malpractice Defense Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Product Liability Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law School for Claims Professionals, NYSBA
  • Speaker
  • 2014
  • Chiropractic Risk Management, NCMIC Insurance Company
  • Speaker
  • 2014
  • PRMS, Risk Management for Psychiatrists
  • Speaker
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Litigation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is both able and tenacious. When Kevin sinks his teeth into a case he doesn't let go until he gets the result that is best for his client."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin Hulslander is a brilliant lawyer for whom I have great respect and high regard. We have been opponents in many cases and at trial and I have always found him to be fair, honest, and ethical. His clients are indeed fortunate to have him as their counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is an excellent attorney whose experience and skill make him an incredible advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working with Kevin on several complex civil litigation matters. He's an outstanding attorney and one of the finest litigators I've experienced over the past 25 years of my professional career. Not only is he extremely competent and capable, Kevin is passionate about his work. In my professional opinion, Kevin is the consummate litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin among the best trial attorneys in NYS. I endorse this lawyer."
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Syracuse Medical malpractice Lawyer Kevin E. Hulslander
Kevin E. Hulslander
Medical malpractice Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 35 years