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Robert L Sussman

Criminal defense Attorney at Williston, VT

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Vermont - VT 16 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 32 years
    Florida - FL 33 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State VT
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1991
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1990
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Robert

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Rob Sussman is a sole practitioner at Sussman PLLC.  He focuses his practice on federal and state criminal defense and family law, as well as employment and civil rights litigation.  He is listed in SuperLawyers Magazine and the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, and is rated a 10 on , the highest rating possible.  He has practiced since 1990, including periods spent in Miami, Florida, and Washington, D.C.  As a criminal defense lawyer, Rob has been lead counsel in well over sixty jury trials, ranging from DUI to murder.  He has also appealed multiple cases to the Vermont Supreme Court.  He has practiced in Vermont since 2007 and has litigated cases in every county in the state.  He currently holds one of seven serious felony contracts with the Vermont Office of the Defender General.  In that role, he has been lead counsel in some of the most widely publicized cases in the state.

Rob graduated from Amherst College (cum laude) and the University of Michigan Law School. He has been an adjunct law professor at American University in Washington, D.C. and St. Thomas Law School in Miami, Florida. He is currently a member of the Vermont Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as the Vermont Association of Justice.  He is a former president and a current board member of the Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He was also on the Colchester, Vermont, Town Planning Commission.


Sussman Law, PLLC
600 Blair Park Rd.
Ste. 323
Williston, VT, 05495


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Posted by Michael | August 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Rob answered my call the first time and explained what the charges meant and how the process worked with no BS. Rob handled my situation and got me a quick resolution that was more than satisfactory. I would not shop around if you need a lawyer just hire Rob, he even returned most of my retainer promptly with ou me even asking. Awesome sums it up!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I recently hired Mr. Sussman to represent me in a suspected DUI case in Burlington, Vermont. Rob was very helpful throughout the process and was able to procure a favorable result for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal representation in a similar situation.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Behrens, Venman & Sussman, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Advisor: Student Legal Services
  • University of Vermont
  • 2014 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • City of Burlington
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Staff Attorney
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Adjunct Professor
  • American University
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Staff Attorney
  • US Department of Labor
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Saint Thomas University
  • 1995 - 2015
  • Public Defender
  • City of Miami
  • 1990 - 1996
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  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD
  • 1990
  • Amherst College
  • Undergraduate
  • N/A


  • Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Vermont Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Vermont Super Lawyers
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is a highly qualified attorney representing clients on complex and difficult criminal defense and DUI cases. I recommend him highly."

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Williston Criminal defense Lawyer Robert L Sussman
Robert L Sussman
Criminal defense Attorney
Williston, VT
Licensed for 33 years