Michelle R. Suskauer

Michelle R. Suskauer

Attorney
Email:michelle@dkrpa.com

Michelle R. Suskauer represents individuals in all criminal matters in both state and federal court and has been practicing since 1991.  She is one of the most experienced, dedicated, and compassionate criminal trial lawyers in Florida. Michelle is highly regarded by judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and her peers and is known for her creative solutions to complicated problems. She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by numerous industry publications, including Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” and “500 Most Influential Business Leaders”, a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, the Daily Business Review, and Palm Beach Illustrated.

Michelle is dedicated to serving her community and her profession and has been involved in the leadership of numerous local and state legal organizations.   She served as president of the Florida Bar, the third largest unified bar in the country with over 100,000 attorneys. She was an elected member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors for the 15th Judicial Circuit from 2010-2017. Michelle is a past president of both the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter. Currently, she has served as president of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County since 2017.

Professionally, Suskauer is a nationally known legal analyst. She has made hundreds of television appearances, including “CBS Evening News”, “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Hannity & Colmes,” “Nancy Grace,” “Anderson Cooper 360” and “CBS  Mornings.”  Suskauer is the legal analyst for Palm Beach County’s NBC affiliate, WPTV NewsChannel 5; Palm Beach County Fox affiliate, WFLX 29; and radio stations 1290 WJNO and 850 WFTL.

Prior to joining DKR in 2018, Michelle worked as an assistant public defender and later founded The Suskauer Law Firm with her husband, Scott Suskauer.

  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI Offenses
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Narcotics Offenses
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Violent Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Federal Offenses
  • Florida, 1991
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Bachelor of Science Communications – June, 1988
  • The American University, Washington D.C.
    • Juris Doctor – June, 1991
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2009-Present
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders
  • FastCase 50 Honoree
  • Daily Business Review Top 10 Women in the Law
  • Palm Beach Illustrated Top Lawyers
  • President’s Award, Florida Public Defender Association
  • Extra Miles Award, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Take a Walk in Her Shoes Honoree, The Chapman Partnership
  • Palm Beach Jurisprudence Award, Anti-Defamation League
  • Best Mentor Award, Daily Business Review
  • Mattie Belle Davis Award, Miami-Dade FAWL
  • Woman Lawyer of the Year, South Palm Beach County FAWL
  • Miami Dade Bar Circle of Excellence
  • Excellence in Leadership in Law, SABA Florida
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Woman of the Year, South Palm Beach County Women Lawyers Association
  • Serving Justice Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
  • The Justice Barbara Pariente Award, FAWL, Palm Beach County
  • Leader in the Law, FAWL, Palm Beach County
  • Woman of Grace Award
  • Women in Power Award, National Conference of Jewish Women
  • Character Counts Award, School District, Palm Beach County
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar, President, 2018-2019
  • The Florida Bar Board of Governors, 15th Judicial Circuit Representative 2010-2017
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, President, 2009-2010
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach Chapter, President, 2002-2003
  • American Bar Association, Florida Delegate, ABA House of Delegates 2017-Present
  • Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court
  • Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
  • Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission
  • Past Vice-President, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Theater Parents Association
  • Past Vice-Chair, Bak Middle School of the Arts Foundation
  • President, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
  • Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission
  • Past Vice-President, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Theater Parents Association
  • Past Vice-Chair, Bak Middle School of the Arts Foundation
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