Robert L Sussman



Rob Sussman is an owner and shareholder in the firm of Blodgett, Watts, Volk & Sussman, P.C., where his practice is focused on federal and state criminal defense, family law and employment counseling and litigation, and civil rights. He began his career in 1990 with the Dade County Public Defender’s Office in Miami, Florida. During that time, he litigated jury trials ranging from DUI to murder. He also has many years of experience practicing employment law, including five years as one of the primary employment attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. He has worked as a sole practitioner, during which he argued cases before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Southern District of Florida; as an employment associate with the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo; and as a litigation attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Labor. Most recently, Mr. Sussman worked with the Chittenden County Public Defender’s Office in Burlington, Vermont, where he handled many complex and high-profile cases. He has also drafted multiple appeals to the Vermont Supreme Court.
Mr. Sussman 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, and board member of the Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is on the Colchester, Vermont Town Planning Commission. He has been named to Superlawyers. He has a serious felony contract with the State of Vermont.

Contact info
Behrens Venman & Sussman, PLLC

One Lawson Lane
Burlington, VT, 05401-8445

Office (802) 316-4392
Fax (802) 658-5222

License
VT Active 2007 02/29/2016
DC Active 1991 08/25/2008
FL Retired 1990 06/21/2016

Awards
Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2015
Super Lawyer Vermont Super Lawyers 2014
N/A Vermont Super Lawyers 2013

Work experience
Owner Blodgett, Watts, Volk & 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

Education
University of Michigan Law School Law JD – Juris Doctor 1990
Amherst College N/A Undergraduate N/A

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