Sussman & Associates is a civil rights firm located in Goshen, NY. Michael Sussman has been fighting for social and individual justice for more than 35 years. He is well known as one of the top trial lawyers in the region. Christopher Watkins, Of Counsel, is an experienced and well-regarded trial attorney and litigator who has consistently obtained outstanding results for his clients. With a team of knowledgeable and hard-working staff, Heather M. Abissi, Esq., Mary Jo Whateley, Esq., Jonathan Goldman, Esq., and Geri Prescott, we comprise the law firm of Sussman & Watkins, dedicated to preserving civil rights and fighting for justice.
    — Michael H. Sussman, Esq.
    — Christopher D. Watkins, Esq
    — Background & Mission
    — Our Staff

 

 

Sussman & Associates
1 Railroad Avenue, 3rd Floor
PO Box 1005
Goshen, New York 10924
V : 845-294-3991
F : 845-294-1623

E-mail: info_sussman1@frontier.com

Ellenville Office:
159 Canal Street,
Ellenville, NY 12428

Port Jervis Office:
11 Fowler Street,
Port Jervis, NY 12771

DIRECTIONS


COBB V CITY OF NEWBURGH



Notice of Claim


Order & decision



Issues of Police Abuse in
Orange County, NY


The Newburgh Report


Port Jervis Public Hearing

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The following are examples of recent cases which raise the issue of police misconduct in various forms. Each case arises from the mid-Hudson Valley. Each is typical of a kind of case the firm litigates. However, we cannot litigate every case and are convinced that systemic change is required. For this reason, we are working with the Democratic Alliance to sponsor events around the region which will draw greater attention to the issue, allow victimized people to speak out and begin developing a consensus for new policies and procedures which will represent substantial change.

For an example of those efforts, please CLICK The Newburgh Report in the side bar for the report Michael Sussman wrote in 2007 following three public hearings focused on abuses committed by the City of Newburgh Police Department. This report was circulated to municipal officials who have since implemented some of the recommendations.

On November 13, 2011, the Alliance sponsored a public hearing in Port Jervis to focus on abuses by that police agency and its neighboring Deerpark Police Department. Please CLICK Port Jervis Public Hearing to see the October 2011 flyer announcing the event in the side bar


 

Ferri v Jones
1st, 4th & 14th
Amendment Rights

Bryant
v
Village of Greenwood
Lake, et al


Fahey & Carlson
v
City of Newburgh,
et al



Dancy et al v
McGinley et al
–Decision and Order

Dancy et al v
McGinley et al
–Decision & Order
on Motion


Dancy & Elting
v
McGinley & Williams
– Appeal


Ferri


Fleming


Henry


Kulsha



Lopez


McMahon


Vitolo


O'Donnell (2)


       
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