|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2013|
|Best Oral Advocate - Senior Prize Trial Competition||Albany Law School||2000|
|Partner||Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, PC||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Sedgwick Farm Tennis Club||Secretary||2012 - Present|
|Donald v. Ahern, 96 A.D.3d 1608 (4th Dep’t 2012)||Client was entitled to Discovery of Plaintiff's Mental Health Records|
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|Albany Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Law School for Insurance Professionals||The Role of the Insurance Professional in Bad Faith Litigation||2013|
|Basics of Civil Trial||Jury Selection||2013|
|Advanced Insurance Coverage||Update on Additional Insured Coverage||2012|
Posted by Kathie
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Posted by anonymous
I hired Kristen when I was attacked by a vicious dog while riding my bike, and she took my case seriously. She took all of the discomfort out of discussing the mental and physical effects of my injuries while maintaining a realistic stance regarding the valuation of my case, thus managing my expectations. I was impressed with her knowledge of the interworkings of insurance companies and her understanding of the negotiation process. Kristen is an aggressive advocate who knows how to get the most for her client without undermining the progress of the case. In other words, she has great instincts and is highly skilled. Furthermore, Kristen kept me informed and remained accessible throughout the entire process. I would recommend Kristen to anyone who wants a great result.
Posted by Tim
I had never had any situations in my life that required an attorney until I was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. Kristen was referred to me by a friend who is also an attorney in her practice. Kristen not only made sure I was protected and compensated for my injuries, she treated me with great compassion and respect. She checked in on me regularly. She made sure that I sought second opinions and steered me down the right path, one that i was very unfamiliar with. Kristen asked questions that would have never occurred to me. Her communication was usually instant via email, text or phone. As a result of her expertise, I was compensated far beyond what I had expected. Kristen is an amazing attorney and made me feel extremely protected, treating me as a personal friend and not a case number. She is my regular attorney as a result and I am confident that her stellar experience will always take care of any legal issues I may have in the future with the same personal attention and expertise.