Nationally recognized criminal defense attorney Michelle Suskauer, the President-elect of The Florida Bar, joined Miami-based Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. as a partner on January 1st, bringing deep criminal justice experience to the firm and expanding the capacity of its Palm Beach County office. Suskauer had been the managing partner of Suskauer Feuer, LLC, a West Palm Beach criminal defense firm.
“This is a terrific opportunity to broaden the reach and expertise of an exceptional boutique firm,” Suskauer said. “As President-elect of the Florida Bar I have been committed to supporting the firms of fewer than 10 lawyers that handle most of the legal work in Florida. With its stellar reputation for quality, DKR is a leader among those small firms that represent the backbone of our legal system.”
Suskauer began her legal career as an assistant public defender in West Palm Beach in 1991, and has since been practicing in Palm Beach County, throughout the state of Florida, and nationally. She has handled thousands of criminal cases, including matters involving domestic violence, narcotics, sexual and violent offenses, DUI, juvenile offenses, white collar crimes, and other state and federal offenses. Suskauer has achieved an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, denoting “the height of professional excellence” and the “highest skill and integrity.”
Suskauer is also a frequent media contributor. She serves as a regular legal analyst for WPTV-WFLX, the Palm Beach NBC and FOX affiliates, and WFTL radio. She has been featured on Anderson Cooper 360, Dr. Oz, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The O’Reilly Factor, and Nancy Grace. Suskauer earned her law degree at American University and is married to Scott Suskauer, a family division circuit court judge in Palm Beach County. They have two daughters.
Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. specializes in securities litigation and arbitration, commercial litigation, and catastrophic personal injury cases. The firm is nationally prominent in representing individual and institutional investors who have lost money due to investment fraud or stockbroker negligence. DKR also offers extensive expertise in commercial disputes and is skilled in class-action and receivership litigation. The firm, which has been recognized as a “Top Law Firm” by the South Florida Legal Guide every year since 2006, maintains offices in Miami and West Palm Beach, FL, with satellite offices in Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, and Bloomfield Hills, MI.
“We are thrilled to welcome a lawyer with Michelle’s impressive talents and unmatched cachet as our partner,” said Scott Dimond, one of the firm’s founders. “She is smart and aggressive, and she shares DKR’s commitment to the very highest quality of practice.”