Susan Walsh

Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.
565 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10017

Susan J. Walsh has more than 20 years of trial and appellate experience in her criminal practice zealously defending clients ensnared in the criminal justice system in matters that range from complex white collar business crimes, including fraud and embezzlement, to murder and narcotics conspiracies. In addition to numerous day-to-day successes that have been unreported, Susan had the unprecedented success of securing commutations for seven of eight clemency petitions she filed under the Obama administration.  NYSACDL recognized her for this incredible work in 2018.  In 2020, Susan had a conviction reversed and vacated by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the matter of the United States v. Nolan, --F3d .--, 2020 WL 1870140 (2d Cir. April 15, 2020) by convincing the Court that the trial lawyer was ineffective for, among other things, failing to employ the use of an expert on the issue of eyewitness testimony.  This was a groundbreaking victory that sets the stage for potential appeals for many defendants in the future.  Susan has been named one of Twelve Top Women NY METRO NTL - Criminal Defense - Top 100 Lawyers, and serves as the defense liaison to the ABA?s Sentencing Standards Committee.  In 2019, Susan was appointed to serve as the Second Circuit Representative to the Practitioners Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission.

Since joining Vladeck Raskin & Clark, P.C. almost ten years ago, Susan has parlayed her courtroom advocacy as a NTL - Criminal Defense - Top 100 lawyer into representing the victims of unfair employment practices and discrimination.  Her civil practice in the employment arena includes prosecuting gender, age and disability discrimination cases, among others, in state and federal arenas. Utilizing her trial skills and her advocacy to resolve complex disputes in employment negotiations and employment discrimination cases, Susan also is an advocate for resolution short of litigation on some matters and advises clients on separation, severance and non-competes.   Susan is proud to teach all of these advocacy skills to lawyers of the future as an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School since 2005.

Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
NTL - Criminal Defense - Top 100
Employment Law
Security Fraud Allegations
Corruption Charges
Bar Admissions
New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
Honors: cum laude
Honors: Honors Graduate
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
Honors: cum laude
Adjunct Professor of Law in Advance Criminal Trial Advocacy, New York Law School since 2005
Honors and Awards
"Super Lawyer" NTL - Criminal Defense - Top 100
Named One of Twelve Top Women NY METRO NTL - Criminal Defense - Top 100 Lawyers
Professional Associations and Memberships
S.D.N.Y., Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney
New York State NTL - Criminal Defense - Top 100 Association, Board of Directors
Task Force on Federal Indigent Defense, NACDL, Member, 2014
Executive Committee NY State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Member
National Association of NTL - Criminal Defense - Top 100 Lawyers, Member
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Member
New York County Lawyers Association, Past Board Member and Officer
Irish American Bar Association of New York