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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Howard County Bar Association Service Award||Howard County Bar Association||2013|
|Of Counsel Attorney||Frost & Associates||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Ali Kalarestaghi||2011 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Women's Bar Association of Maryland||Member||2013 - Present|
|Howard County Women's Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Chair of Four Corners Initiative||2013 - Present|
|Hon. James Macgill American Inn of Court||Member||2012 - Present|
|Baltimore County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee||Member||2011 - Present|
|Howard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Affiliate Member||2011 - Present|
|Howard County Bar Association, Community Outreach Committee||Co-Chair||2011 - Present|
|Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Baltimore County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Howard County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Capital University Law Review||Academic Freedom on Its Last Legs After Garcetti v. Ceballos?||2012|
|Maryland Bar Journal||Islamic Divorce in Maryland||2012|
|Dartmouth Law Journal||Juvenile Justice is Not Just Kid Stuff: The Forgotten Side of Fairness and Due Process||2011|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of Maryland||Psychology||Undergraduate||N/A|
|New Admittee Luncheon||How Bar Membership Can Benefit New Lawyers||2013|
Posted by robert
I hired Suzanne Houle to defend my boyfriend in Anne Arundel County. This case was over two years old and he was looking at 40 charges. Most of the charges were trumped up as usual over prescription fraud. Anyway, Ms. Houle handled this case perfectly. She did research on the case, the facts and even the judge, to determine which way he swayed. Whether he was hard, soft or down the middle. First time around in court she got a good deal. Plead guilty to one charge. But we wanted to push it off until later. She devised an idea to get it postponed. The second time around she did more research on the new judge. She poked around with the states attorney to see what he was looking to do. She recognized that the court was full, the states attorney was over worked for the day. She backed him in to a corner with an offer. He did not like the deal and refused. Later in the day she pressured him for relevant facts of whether witnesses were present and so on. She pressed on, forcing him into a corner. She forced the issue so that he was given no choice but to agree to put all 40 counts on a stet docket. You can research it to find out what a stet is. In essence, on 40 charges, he walked out with no fine, no court costs, no probation and no jail time. Please note that all cases are different. And the same results cannot be guaranteed, you need to know that she will be the best attorney you can find. She was not only there in a professional manor, but she treated him like he was a person. A human being. One who made a mistake. An honest, hand forced by circumstances, mistake. When he was feeling down and upset, she made sure to discuss the case and inform him of all the details. She kept us in the loop at all times and controlled the case and atmosphere in the courtroom at all times. She didn't just back down and take the first deal. She worked hard for the best deal. This is the best attorney possible for your case. She does not get the credit she deserves. If it was possible to give more than 5 stars I would. Well worth the money we paid. She saved our relationship. And our lives together. (
Posted by Trishara
I hired Mrs. Houle to be the attorney for my boyfriend. He has quite a few convictions on his record. During his criminal case in Baltimore County, she kept us up to date on everything that she planned to do. She not only advised us, but also showed compassion and comforted us through the entire process. She went above and beyond what she was paid to do. She took over an hour just to consult about the case before even being hired. Her replies to inquiries were quick, accurate and helpful. She knew how most of the case would play out before it even happened. She was very professional with us, and everyone in the court. Unlike some attorneys, who try to be forceful within the court, she was very approachable and easy to deal with, while still not allowing herself to be walked on by the prosecutor, and got a better than average deal with the state, and an even better agreement with the judge. She knew precisely what type of person the judge was and how he would react to certain things brought up in court. She was very helpful in coaching my boyfriend about what the judge would want to hear to agree with the deal that she had in place from the prosecutor. She also treats you as a human being and not just another paycheck. That may not sound like much, but when you are looking at possible jail time, it can be very comforting.
With that said, while no one can promise a good outcome in every case, I can say with confidence, that she will give her best effort to defend you and get the best possible outcome.
Thomas Maronick, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Suzanne is thorough and hard-working. She is willing to listen to her clients and look for the best strategy to win a case. Her clients should appreciate her willingness to work hard for them, and to take on tough cases in Traffic/Suspended License cases, DUI, and Criminal Defense cases. That's the mark of a lawyer you want to have working for you, and that's easily said about Suzanne.
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