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Sussman & Associates
1 Railroad Avenue, 3rd Floor
PO Box 1005
Goshen, New York 10924
V : 845-294-3991
F : 845-294-1623


Ellenville Office:
159 Canal Street,
Ellenville, NY 12428

Port Jervis Office:
11 Fowler Street,
Port Jervis, NY 12771





Our criminal practice is longstanding. Michael has tried many serious felony cases, including eight murder cases. The firm seeks to protect the rights of the accused while upholding the highest ethical standards of our profession. We employ, where needed, investigative resources to help with critical fact-finding and seek to develop positive, collegial relationships with District Attorneys' offices and prosecutors.

Our criminal practice stretches throughout the region, though we typically take few criminal cases. Some of our criminal docket derives from instances where individuals claim to have been falsely charged and accused and wish to preserve civil rights claims. Vigorous criminal defense is required in such instances as pleas often can eviscerate constitutional rights.



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People of New York v James Snowden

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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