Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. partner Michelle Suskauer, who also is the current President of the Florida Bar, has been named as a Fastcase 50 honoree. The legal publisher recently announced the company’s annual list of honorees, which recognizes pioneers in the areas of law, justice, artificial intelligence, and legal data visualization tools. DKR is proud of Michelle’s many accomplishments, including this most recent recognition.
Fastcase debuted its Fastcase 50 Honoree in 2011, with a mission to highlight the year’s leaders, visionaries, and innovators in law who are moving the law field and legal technology into a new era. The 2018 class represents a diverse group of lawyers, legal technologists, policymakers, law librarians, bar association executives, and innovators.
Fastcase CEO Ed Walters was quoted saying that Fastcase 50 Honorees are “People who inspire us by their intelligence, creativity, and leadership. We hope they will inspire others as well.”
DKR Partner, President of the Florida Bar Michelle Suskauer
Michelle Suskauer, partner at Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. and President of The Florida Bar, is an AV-Preeminent criminal defense attorney with more than 25 years of criminal trial experience. She has participated in hundreds of criminal defense trials, both jury and non-jury, and is well known by judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and, peers in her field.
She is the first former public defender to be elected as President of The Florida Bar. In her role as President, she is focusing on, among other things, criminal justice reform, inclusiveness and the elimination of gender bias in the hiring and promotion of women lawyers, destigmatizing mental health, and wellness, and providing practical resources for small and solo firms.
This year Michelle is spearheading the first statewide Criminal Justice Summit with lawyers and elected officials to address the state’s high incarceration rate and help bring meaningful reform. She also is working with the Bar’s Gender Bias Special Committee to eliminate bias against women in the legal profession.
As part of an initiative to help the state’s solo and small firm lawyers, she is rolling out LegalFuel, which will provide free resources to help solo and small firms increase efficiency and profitability. In Florida, solo and small firm lawyers make up 75% of attorneys in the state.
About Legal Publisher Fastcase
Fastcase is a comprehensive, nationwide law library, including case law, statutes, regulations, court rules, constitutions, and law review articles, that is accessible for legal research. It is one of the largest online law libraries in the world.
Using patented software, citation analysis, and algorithms, Fastcase allows users to sort through thousands of legal articles to quickly find what is relevant. The Washington D.C.-based company was founded in 1999 and has more than 800,000 subscribers.
Learn More about the Fastcase 50
The Fastcase 50 Honoree was started to recognize those who have made important but unheralded contributions to the law field. This year the honorees will be celebrated in Baltimore, Maryland during the 2018 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting taking place July 14 - 17.
To learn more about the Fastcase 50 award and view profiles of the full list of honorees, visit www.fastcase.com/fastcase50. You can also find a list of all 400 honorees on the Fastcase website, with biographies, categorized by year.
About Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A.
Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. is a well-recognized, leading law firm based in South Florida that handles a variety of cases in the fields of investment and securities fraud, commercial litigation, criminal defense, and personal injury.
Our AV-rated* lawyers have extensive experience litigating a broad range of disputes and we will aggressively pursue cases to protect your rights. Our offices are located in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, West Palm Beach and Miami, and we represent clients nationwide.