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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

The Alliance is sponsoring a public hearing in Port Jervis to focus on abuses by that police agency and its neighboring Deerpark Police Department. Click here for more information about that event, scheduled for November 13, 2011.

For an example of those efforts, please click here 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.

 
Bryant
 
Dancy et al. v. McGinley et al.--Decision and Order
 
Dancy et al. v. McGinley et al.--Decision and Order on Motion
 
Fahey & Carlson
 
 
Ferri
 
Fleming
 
Henry
 
Kulsha
       
 
Lopez
 
McMahon
 
Vitolo
 
O'Donnell (2)
       
       

       
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