Michelle Suskauer is President of The Florida Bar and a criminal defense attorney at Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A., in West Palm Beach. Suskauer has been practicing in Palm Beach County since 1991, with a focus in criminal law in both state and federal courts. Suskauer is actively involved in the leadership of numerous local and state legal organizations.
She has served on The Florida Bar Board of Governors for the 15th Judicial Circuit since 2010. She is past chair of the BOG’s Disciplinary Review Committee, the Communications Committee and the 2013 Annual Convention of The Florida Bar Committee. She has served as Chair of board’s Strategic Planning Committee and the Executive Committee for the past four years.
Suskauer is past-president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter, and she currently is president of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.
Suskauer began her legal career as an assistant public defender in West Palm Beach and practiced with her husband at Suskauer Law Firm, P.A. for 18 years before joining Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A.
She is married to Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Scott I. Suskauer, and they have two daughters: Talia, 22, and Rebecca, 19.
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, B.S., 1988
The American University, Washington D.C., J.D., 1991