Municipality: Cayuga County
Position Sought: Cayuga County Substitute Court Judge
Political party (s): Democrat, Working families
Family Information: Maggie (Johengen) Susman – Wife; Bodin Susman (5) – Son; Ruby Susman (3) – Girl
Previous Professional and Political Experience: Owner / Attorney at Susman Law Firm: Auburn, NY. The focus of the practice is the work of attorney assigned to family court, criminal defense for both misdemeanors and felonies and appeals. Trained as a Children’s Lawyer (AFC) to represent children in detention, neglect, juvenile delinquency and adolescent delinquents (Raise the Age). Highest Paid Lawyer on the Cayuga County Panel of Appointed Attorneys in 2019 and 2020. Partner in Maritime Civil Litigation 2014 – 2016 Cox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen, LLP: Los Angeles, CA. Partner of the West Coast’s premier maritime civil litigation law firm. Direct management of all phases of litigation and negotiation for environmental, insurance, shipping, transportation, labor law, workers compensation and personal injury claims. Partner in Civil Litigation 2011 – 2014 Houser & Allison, APC: Carlsbad, CA. Provided leadership as senior counsel on matters in California and New York for a litigation law firm serving Fortune 500 companies, particularly large commercial lenders. Local council managed on issues at WI, MN, NM and AK. Problem solving through litigation, mediation and settlement negotiations. Pleaded and won a case in the California Court of Appeals. Associate Lawyer in the Civil Litigation Department 2010 – 2011 McCarthy & Holthus, LLP: San Diego, CA. Management of a workload of up to 60 litigation files representing consumer financial institutions in various banking law matters. Served as senior counsel in land use and real estate litigation. Manage all phases of litigation, including appeals. State Bar of California and New York. United States District Court, California: Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts; United States Bankruptcy Court, California: Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts. United States Bankruptcy Appeal Board, 9th Circuit.