Big Firm Experience,

Small Firm Approach.


Welcome to Baxter & Smith P.C.

Baxter & Smith P.C. was founded in 1995 and has steadily built a reputation for excellence in the litigation, trial and appeals of tort, insurance and commercial matters.

We have four offices covering all federal and state courts throughout the State of New York and represent a number of clients nationally and abroad.

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BS&S Seminars

Our partners regularly lecture on a variety of topics before other attorneys, associations and insurance carriers.


Property Loss; Premises Liability; General Liability; Employment Law; Professional Errors and Omissions; Municipal Liability; Automobile Liability; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Coverage Defense; Construction Accidents; Environmental Law; Appeals; Technology Law; Bills of Lading

We are great at what we do!

BSS provides consistently high quality legal advice and representation grounded in a sophisticated understanding of relevant legal principles and business context. We have harnessed our “big firm” experience to a more nimble frame thereby enabling us to provide superior performance at a reasonable cost. While our history is marked by consistent growth, we are mindful never to permit overhead to overshadow service to our clients.

We understand that growth for its own sake inevitably disables a firm from operating within the cost structure of the very client base upon which the firm was originally established. We remain committed to deliver the highest level of services cost-effectively and appreciate the fact that notwithstanding the results of a given case, our clients’ success is measurable on their bottom line.


We work as a team

Our size and management structure enable us to maintain a uniquely intensive update protocol and team approach on all matters. Partners are integrally involved in every case and are readily available for the spontaneous, as well as frequently planned, round table discussions essential to the efficient movement of cases. This approach fosters thorough and efficient resolution of complex issues without the burdensome, layered billing approach employed by larger firms. The success and steady growth we have enjoyed have not required a departure from this formula. Our rates remain extremely competitive, our results are disparately positive.

Indicative of our commitment to a firmly even-handed cost structure is the fact that virtually every client that began with us well over a decade ago remains with us today. The strength of our results and the integrity of our approach have allowed us to maintain and grow the enduring relationships that are the foundation of our success.