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Rochester firm adds to business practice

William P. Smith Jr.

William P. Smith Jr.

The Law Firm of Brenna, Brenna & Boyce is expanding its business and commercial practice with the addition of Rochester attorney William P. Smith Jr., who has been hired to lead the firm’s team in that area of legal practice.

“Our firm has experienced significant growth in our commercial law practice, especially increased litigation activities,” said Robert Brenna Jr., the firm’s senior partner. “In order to respond to this growth and deliver the best legal services to our clients, we have focused more attention on commercial cases and formed a dedicated business litigation department.”

Smith brings years of litigation experience from larger law firms in the Rochester area, as well as the New Hampshire area, where he practiced after graduating from Cornell Law School almost 25 years ago. Working with Brenna, Brenna & Boyce will give Smith the opportunity to be more hands-on in his legal practice.

“I’m delighted to be joining such a highly-recognized and successful boutique-practice law firm specializing in personal injury law,” Smith said. “My experience will mesh very well with the ambitious growth strategy that Brenna, Brenna & Boyce has undertaken and I’m looking forward to working in a broader area of cases and clients with the firm.”

Smith focuses on trial practice and alternative dispute resolution on behalf of both businesses and individuals. He has been successful in securing multi-million-dollar verdicts and recoveries on behalf of seriously injured people and has represented numerous individual and corporate clients in commercial litigation, including one of the “big three” U.S. auto manufacturers in product liability litigation. Smith has litigated cases involving construction litigation, medical device manufacturers and suppliers, as well as regional and national corporations’ legal disputes, not just individuals seeking redress for injuries and employment disputes.

Prior to joining Brenna, Brenna, & Boyce PLLC, Smith spent the majority of his career at Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP, where he was a partner and served as chair of the firm’s legal Recruiting Committee for 10 years.