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Susan Marie Betzjitomir

Susan Marie Betzjitomir

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation, Estate Planning, Appeals, Child Custody, Business, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Child Abuse, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

Areas of Practice: 25% Criminal, 5% Abuse/Neglect, 20% Family/Divorce/Custody
5% Trusts/Estates, 65% Other trial
Certification/Specialties: Anti Defamation League Certified Diversity Trainer
Bar Admissions:
New York, 2001, U.S. Supreme Court, 2005, Pennsylvania 2007,Federal Western District of New York 2007
Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 2000, J.D.
B.S. Major: Applied Economics
Corning Community College, Corning, New York, A.S. With Honors and Distinction


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    14 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    14 years
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    14 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    14 years
  5. Other: 28%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250/hour), Contingent (33-34%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (2%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

BetzJitomir and Baxter

50 Liberty Street
Bath, NY, 14810-1523

BetzJitomir and Baxter

300 Park Ave., 17th Floor
New York, NY, 10022-7402




NYCurrently registered 200103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Registry of Outstanding Professionals 2007-presentAmerica's Registry of Outstanding Professionals 2007
Republican Senatorial Medal of HonorRepublican Members of the United States Senate2006
Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council MemberNational Republican Party2004
Listed in Who's Who in the World, 2000 - presentN/A2003
Equal Justice America FellowEqual Justice America1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerBetzJitomir and Baxter, L.L.P.2008 - Present
Town JusticeTownship of Orange2005 - Present
United States President's Business Advisory CouncilRepublican Party2004 - 2005
Republican Inner CircleRepublican Party2003 - 2005
AttorneyBetzJitomir Law Firm2002 - 2008
Assistant Professor, Finance, Law, and EconomicsAlfred State College2000 - 2002
Financial Services RepresentativeFirst Investors Corporation1997 - 1997
Town Council MemberTownship of Thurston1987 - 1993


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Schuyler County Bar AssociationVice President2004 - 2008
New York State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. MackWon the Appeal
People v. Eric SmithPending
MCGRANN PAPER CORPORATION v. PENNYSAVERI won the appeal, decision affirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Chickens-A Beginner's HandbookCo-Author of Book2008
New Yorklaw JournalPeople v. Mack2007
Crafting Significant Business Agreements BOOK CO-AUTHOR, Crafting Significant Business Agreements2006
Backwoods HomeFitting In With Your New NeighborsN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Cornell UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Cornell UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Corning Community College, CorningBusiness AdministrationA.S.N/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
DISMANTLING DISCRIMINATION- SPRING CONFERENCE 2008Transracial Adoption-Social and Legal considerations2008
Victim Offender Mediation ConferenceComparative Analysis of Victim Impact Panels and Restorative Justice: How to go from A to B2005
Presenter, Annual International Banking Conference, ITALYIslamic Banking Law2003
Presenter, 3rd Annual Conference, International Association of Forensic Mental Health ServiceA New York Drug Court-Challenges Ahead2003
Diversity Diversity Presentation2001
"Election 2000- A Woman's Perspective""Election 2000- A Woman's Perspective"2000