— Defamation: Adam Levy
— Qualified Immunity: Hughes
A common thread that ties much of the work of Sussman & Associates together is our work to protect the Civil Rights of our clients. Sometimes these cases manifest as employment discrimination because of age, gender or racial discriminination. Other times our clients" Civil Rights may have been violated as a result of police misconduct, false arrest or improper searches.
1st Amendment Civil Rights violations relative to free speech, freedom of religion or freedom of the press have been on the rise, and we represent clients who have been denied these freedoms.
We also specialize in cases of sexual discrimination due to Title IX violations.
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