Albany’s Boutique Litigation Firm:
Personal, professional and progressive.

Albany’s Boutique Litigation Firm

Martin D. Smalline

  • Partner


Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury 90%
  • Medical Malpractice 10%


Martin D. Smalline was born on May 14, 1961 in Rochester, New York and graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1983, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctor from the School of Law at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1986. He first practiced law with the New York City firm of Ross, Suchoff, Tarroff, Egert & Hankin, PC, from 1987 through 1990, gaining extensive trial experience in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury. He then practiced with the firm of Culley, Marks, Tanenbaum, Reifsteck & Potter, LLC in his home city of Rochester, New York from 1990 through 1994 doing trial work in the areas of insurance defense litigation, medical malpractice, and personal injury. The current partnership of Smalline and Harri was formed in 1994, located in downtown Albany, New York, where he has practiced continuously in the areas civil litigation, including but not limited to construction injuries, harm caused by medical malpractice, disability resulting from motor vehicle accidents, birth injury, brain injury, wrongful death, and sexual assault. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • Juris Doctor - 1986
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1983
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1987

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Ross, Suchoff, Tarroff, Egert & Hankin, PC,, 1987 to 1990
  • Culley, Marks, Tanenbaum, Reifsteck & Potter, LLC, 1990 to 1994

Representative Cases

  • Melfe v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, 196 A.D.3d 811 (3d Dept., 2021)
  • Eaton v. Keyser, 53 A.D.3d 1029 (3d Dept., 2008)
  • Richardson v. State of New York #2006-015-126, Claim No. 110501 NYS Court of Claims