Tristan Smith

Tristan Smith

Associate
Location:
Poughkeepsie, New York
Phone:
845-204-3072
Fax:
845-486-7621
Email:
Tristan joined the firm in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a trial attorney for the Law Offices of John Trop in Middletown, New York handling personal injury and insurance defense matters through to jury verdict. Tristan first began his career as a ligation associate with Welby, Brady & Greenblatt, LLP in White Plains, New York, where he focused on construction litigation. Tristan lives in Hopewell Junction with his wife and children. In his spare time, Tristan enjoys rowing with the Hudson River Rowing Association’s crew team, spending time with his family and biking.

Litigation/Insurance Defense:
Representing businesses and individuals who are being sued for personal injury or property damage resulting from automobile, premises liability or other types of accidents. Mr. Smith conducts all phases of litigation.

Personal Injury Plaintiff:
Representing clients who have sustained serious injuries due to accidents involving automobiles, dangerous conditions on property, and many other types of accidents through all phases of litigation.

Subrogation:
Prosecuting and defending lawsuits commenced by insurance carriers to recover payments made as a result of personal injury or property damage.

Arbitration:
Prosecuting and defending arbitration disputes stemming from lawsuits and/or supplementary underinsured/uninsured motorist endorsements.

Appellate Practice:
Representing clients through the civil appeals process, including the preparation of briefs and conducting oral arguments before the Appellate Divisions throughout New York.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation/Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Plaintiff
  • Subrogation
  • Arbitration
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2011

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York - 2010
  • Dickinson College - 2007
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association