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Attorney Profile

Jonathan Sussman


Mr. Sussman began his law school career by working for the Center for Constitutional Rights in Johannesburg, South Africa where he successfully represented many homeless people in relocation and housing rights violations.  He then wrote part of the groundbreaking legal brief leading to the eradication of the death penalty in New York State in People v. LaValle while he was a law student.  He was a public defender for seven years before becoming a federal defender for four years including handling six federal trials to verdict including two acquittals, and two hung juries.  Mr. Sussman has now been in private practice for eight years with a emphasis on Federal/State criminal defense cases: RICO, 18 USC 922g, 18 USC 924c, 21 USC 841, 21 USC 846, Murder, Attempted Murder, Drug Sales, Arson, Assaults, Robberies and Gun Possession cases.


Mr. Sussman is admitted to practice in the courts of both Pennsylvania and New York.  Mr. Sussman is also admitted in both the Eastern and Southern Districts of the Federal Courts of New York.  He is a member of the New York City Bar Association of Criminal defense and Capital Defense. He is an alumnus of City University of New York Law School (2002), where he was on the board for the Public Interest Law Association, was a semi-finalist in the Thurgood Marshall Law School Moot Court competition, and graduated from Binghamton University in 1998.


Mr. Sussman’s effective and thorough pre-trial motions and persistent innovative investigations regularly secure favorable outcomes for his clients prior to trial.  His expertise with social media and forensics allows for a thorough and expert investigation as well as precise and comprehensive cross-examinations that invariably lead to excellent results for his clients.  For those clients who come to him post-trial, he provides first rate appellate representation, and aggressively challenges any and all alleged violations of supervised release, parole, as well as violation of probation hearings.