Steven F. Smith

Steven F. Smith

Steve Smith is a Partner with the firm, whose practice is concentrated in the areas of construction litigation (with a focus on New York’s Labor Law), insurance coverage, contractual risk transfer litigation, general liability defense, premises liability, products liability and maritime law. Steve handles all aspects of litigation from inception through trial. He also handles appellate work for the firm’s clients, regularly arguing appeals in the Appellate Divisions of New York State.

Prior to joining Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney, Steve served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, where he handled thousands of criminal cases and conducted numerous jury trials to verdict. Since leaving the Nassau County DA’s office, Steve has practiced in the fields of medical malpractice, premises liability, construction litigation, professional negligence, products liability and general insurance litigation.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2011
  • New Jersey, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2016


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: Full Tuition Honors Scholarship
  • Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2005