Mallory Smith

Mallory concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, insurance defense, contract enforcement and interpretation, municipal litigation, and estate and trust litigation. She has extensive experience leading litigation matters, including depositions, discovery, and motion practice. Mallory has significant appellate experience having perfected appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Department, and New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division Fourth Department as well as drafting opposition to a petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Adams Leclair, Mallory was a member at a law firm in Rochester. In her free time, Mallory enjoys biking and rowing on the Erie Canal.


  • Up and Coming Lawyer, New York Daily Record & Rochester Business Journal, 2021
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Star, 2020-2024
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America (Insurance Law; Litigation – Trust and Estates; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants), 2024


  • Featured in “Snapshot of Commercial Litigation Amid a Pandemic,” The Daily Record, March 2021
  • “Resolving Disputes and Handling Ethical Issues in Government Projects,” Half Moon Education Inc., April 2021, July 2022
  • “2022 Annual Ethics Update CLE,” Monroe County Bar Association, October 2022


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