Best Lawyers In America Names Bond Attorney 2013 Syracuse Litigation - Environmental "Lawyer Of The Year"

September 17, 2012

(Syracuse, NY): Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC is pleased to announce that Thomas R. Smith, a Member (Partner) of the firm's Syracuse office has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Syracuse Litigation - Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 ("Best Lawyers"). Only a single lawyer in each practice area in any community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys through peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Mr. Smith has more than 30 years of experience in litigation in both federal and state courts involving environmental issues (particularly with respect to damages and remediation costs related to releases of hazardous substances and petroleum), toxic torts, products liability, contract and other commercial disputes, employment issues (with an emphasis on post-employment restrictions on competition), unfair competition, higher education issues (including student disciplinary matters), insurance coverage, personal injury, and construction claims. He also counsels higher education clients on disclosure of student records and risk management issues. Mr. Smith's practice includes civil, criminal and administrative actions and proceedings. He is also listed in New York Super Lawyers 2012®.

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, founded in 1897, is a full service law firm comprised of more than 200 attorneys, with offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Garden City, Ithaca, Oswego, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica, New York; as well as Overland Park, Kansas; and Naples, Florida.