Joseph Smick

Joseph M. Smick

New York


Joseph (Joe) Smick is one of the country’s leading insurance lawyers. He primarily represents professional liability insurers, with an emphasis on corporate directors and officers liability issues. Joe has counseled and represented nearly all of the major insurers in the D&O market with policy drafting and underwriting, coverage and claims assessments, resolution and litigation. Given his substantial experience, Joe has also acted as an expert witness and arbitrator for insurance coverage disputes.

In addition to his expertise in directors and officers (D&O) insurance, Joe is skilled at assisting and representing insurers in other professional liability insurance segments such as agents/brokers, pension trust (ERISA), insurance company errors and omissions (ICPL), employment practices (EPLI) and specialty third-party insurance products.

Joe is a frequent speaker, author and CLE instructor on D&O topics.

Joe is a member of Skarzynski Marick's Executive Committee.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member.
  • New York State Bar Association, Member.
  • The Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), Member.

  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Deskbook(American Bar Association 3d ed. 2011), Contributing Author and Editor.