I'm Shawn Sukumar, a skilled criminal defense attorney in the District of Columbia. I focus my practice on a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in addition to some traffic cases.
I have focused my entire legal career on criminal defense. I followed law school with a clerkship at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia in the trial division, where I worked on a range of cases that included sexual assault, drugs, and gun charges. Prior to taking up practice in DC in 2010, I worked at the Clark County Public Defender in Las Vegas, Nevada in the murder division. I also bring experience working for the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council in Atlanta, Georgia.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Associate||Price Benowitz, LLP||2010 - Present|
|Clerk||Clark County Public Defender's Office||2008 - 2009|
|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|