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Tristan joined the firm in 2017. Prior to joining he worked as a trial attorney in Middletown, New York, handling personal injury and insurance defense matters through to jury verdict. Tristan first began his career as a ligation associate in White Plains, New York, where he focused on construction litigation. Tristan lives in LaGrange 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 is an avid car enthusiast.


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.

APPPELLATE PRACTICE

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



MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

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:

Dickinson College
   B.A. Political Science, 2007
   B.A. Psychology, 2007
Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law (f/k/a Pace University School of Law), 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Dutchess County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

Civic:
Club member and Board Member of the Fishkill Rotary Club (Secretary 2018-2019; Vice President 2019-2020; President 2020-2021)

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