Sussman & Watkins is a civil rights firm located in Goshen, NY. Michael Sussman has been fighting for social and individual justice for more than 30 years. He is well known as one of the top trial lawyers in the region. Like Sussman, Christopher Watkins 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 hardworking staff, including Raina Obi, Sonnia Van Haaster, Mary Jo Whateley, Esq., Jonathan Goldman, Don Buckner, Vincent Ferri, and George Figueroa, 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
State, county & local governments have a responsibility to maintain and manage the rivers, streams and drainage infrastructures in their jurisdictions.
Sussman & Watkins will be representing victims of recent storms whose' property damage resulted from governmental neglect.
Employment & Labor
• Employment & Labor Cases
First Amendment: Retaliation
Governmental Abuse &
• Land Use Cases
Police Abuse & Misconduct
• Police Abuse Cases
• Police Brutality
• Orange County Redistricting
CONSISTENT WITH THE COMMITMENT OF THE HENRY FAMILY TO INSURE THE PUBLIC CAN ACCESS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE KILLING OF THEIR BELOVED SON, D.J., AS THEIR COUNSEL, I HAVE TAKEN THOSE STEPS POSSIBLE TO ACCESS AND NOW RELEASE MATERIALS PERTAINING TO THE POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO HIS DEATH.
THE INFORMATION NOW ACCESSIBLE IS THE FIRST PART OF WHAT WE SHALL RELEASE. IT RESPONDS AS BEST AS POSSIBLE TO SPECIFIC QUESTIONS PEOPLE HAVE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT EACH WITNESS HAD HIS/HER VANTAGE POINT AND PERSPECTIVE. EACH STATEMENT MAY BE INFLUENCED BY A WITNESS' BIAS AND AFFECTED BY HIS OR HER PERSPECTIVE.
IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CASE, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT OUR LAW OFFICE AT 845-294-3991. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CASE, PLEASE DO THE SAME. WE CANNOT GET THE WHOLE TRUTH UNLESS THOSE WITH KNOWLEDGE COME FORWARD AND SHARE WHAT THEY KNOW. WE CONTINUE TO PLEDGE OURSELVES TO THAT OBJECTIVE AND TO THE OVERRIDING PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE, TRANSPARENCY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE KILLING OF D.J. HENRY.
MICHAEL SUSSMAN, ESQ.
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