— Defamation: Adam Levy
— Qualified Immunity: Hughes
Since 1981, at the national office of the NAACP, Michael has been litigating Title VII cases which deal with employment discrimination on the basis of race, national origin and gender. With the passage of new statutes affording protection to the disabled, those over the age of 40 and those who are gay, our firm has been involved in hundreds of cases affecting these various groups.
Michael did one of the first successful sexual harassments cases in the New York federal courts [Carrero v. NY City Housing Authority] and has continued to work extensively against sexual harassment . We have also handled numerous appeals to the Second Circuit in employment discrimination cases.
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.
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