Suzanne Walsh focuses her practice in defense litigation with particular emphasis on product liability, professional liability, and employment law claims. She is involved in all phases of the litigation process and has successfully resolved cases through dispositive motions, settlement negotiations, pre-trial settlement conferences, and mediation.
Suzanne represents manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and has defended domestic and international clients against allegations of manufacturing and design defects, strict liability, and breach of warranty claims. With respect to professional liability claims, Suzanne counsels attorneys and law firms facing legal malpractice actions and ethics matters, including allegations of violating the rules of professional conduct. In the field of labor and employment, Suzanne advises clients on a wide variety of employment issues including discrimination and harassment claims and has defended employers in matters involving allegations of abuse.
Prior to joining Hinshaw, Suzanne practiced product liability defense at a firm in White Plains, New York. Before that, she began her practice representing clients in real estate matters at a New York firm where she also worked as a paralegal prior to law school.
Suzanne's law school accomplishments include having been a recipient of the Trustee Scholarship. She participated in the VIS International Arbitration Moot Court in Vienna, Austria, and was an International Associate for the Center for International Law.
Finally, Suzanne devotes a portion of her practice to the Safe Passage Project where she is a volunteer attorney providing pro bono counsel for undocumented children facing deportation.
- National Association of Women Lawyers
- New York City Bar Association
- Professional Ethics Committee
- Co-Presenter, "Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls: Law Firm Survival During (and After) the (COVID-19) Pandemic," Practising Law Institute, Webinar, January 3, 2021; November 30, 2020
- Co-Author, "Regulation of the Legal Profession in the United States: Overview," Thomson Reuters Practical Law, June 2021
- April 5, 2021Lawyers for the Profession®
- Federal District Court in Nevada Tosses China-Based Auto Dealer's Legal Malpractice Suit Against Law Firm Based on Lack of JurisdictionMarch 18, 2021Lawyers for the Profession®
- March 2021
- December 21, 2020Lawyers for the Profession®
- September 28, 2020
- Appellate Court Holds That Plaintiff Failed to Prove But For Causation, Reversing Award in Plaintiff's Legal Malpractice ActionDecember 30, 2019Lawyers for the Profession®
- New Jersey Court Reaffirms Principle that a Plaintiff Must Establish "But For" Causation and Damages in a Malpractice ClaimMay 28, 2019Lawyers for the Profession®
- March 19, 2019
- Safe Passage Project, Volunteer Attorney
- New York Cares, Volunteer