Suzanne represents clients in commercial, higher education, employment and civil rights disputes and litigation. She has counseled and litigated in these subject areas for more than 15 years and regularly appears in federal and state courts. Suzanne has tried both jury and non-jury trials, argued before appellate-level courts and assisted clients in resolving disputes through mediations and arbitration proceedings.

Suzanne’s litigation experience includes:

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2024
    • New York Super Lawyers® Upstate New York Rising Star, General Litigation, 2017
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Central New York Women's Bar Association
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society, Secretary, 2005-2006
  • Order of the Coif
  • Executive Editor, Syracuse Law Review

  • Suzanne M. Messer, Brian J. Butler and Clifford G. Tsan, "E-Discovery and Information Management - Can Clicking 'Like' Make or Break a Lawsuit?," Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, April 2016