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Suzanne B. Sutton serves as Of Counsel to Cohen and Wolf, P.C. and is a resident of the firm’s Orange office.  Ms. Sutton has extensive experience in attorney discipline matters and bankruptcy law.  She is a member of the firm’s Legal Ethics, Litigation and Bankruptcy Groups.

Prior to joining Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Ms. Sutton spent approximately nine years at the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel and was appointed First Assistant Chief Disciplinary Counsel.  As a disciplinary counsel she investigated, negotiated and prosecuted all matters of grievance complaints and unauthorized practice of law issues.  Her experience as Assistant Chief Disciplinary Counsel is reflected in a significant number of Superior Court, Appellate Court, Supreme Court and grievance panel decisions.  Her practice now focusses on defending attorneys in the area of attorney discipline and professional malpractice.   She also serves as an expert witness in the area of attorney discipline.

In addition to grievance matters, Ms. Sutton has extensive experience in commercial law and bankruptcy.  She has represented individuals and businesses in Chapter 7, 13 and 11 cases and has served as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the District of Connecticut.

Ms. Sutton is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.  She is Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Professional Discipline Section, and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association's Professional Responsibility, Commercial Law, and Bankruptcy Sections.   She often participates in legal ethics seminars for the Connecticut Bar Association and for individual County Bar Associations.  Ms. Sutton is an adjunct legal ethics professor at the University of Hartford and she is a Justice of the Peace in the Town of Orange.  She has served on the Town of Orange Inland Wetlands Commission and on the Board of the Orange Hills Women’s Golf Association.

Ms. Sutton received her B.A. in 1985 from the University of Connecticut and her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1988 where she served as a Law Review editor and was a published contributor.   She is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut and in the United States District Court District of Connecticut.

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