The Law Office of Danielle E. Sucher
Hey there. I have something completely unrelated to food that I would like to share with you today.
My name is Danielle E. Sucher. I am an attorney admitted to practice in the state of New York, and just a few weeks ago I put out my shingle and opened my own solo law firm, The Law Office of Danielle E. Sucher.
I spent the past year and a half or so working as a Court Attorney at the Criminal Court in Brooklyn, New York. My last day there was on March 23, 2007, when I walked out of my judge’s chambers and left my job for the last time.
It was time to make the leap. I will never have less to lose than I do now, nor will I ever have more support. With only my partner and my cat and our small Park Slope apartment, our expenses right now are probably the lowest that they will ever be. I am in an ideal position to make my dream come true.
It is astounding to me how often people suggest that I try to make my living as an artist, a photographer, or a chef. I always reply with, “Well, I was actually thinking of being a lawyer for a while.”
I went to law school because I figured it would be a fun way to spend three years, and it was. I continue to enjoy practicing law because it is an interesting and satisfying way to (as my judge once put it), if not save the world, save at least a few of the people in it.
My father has been a solo practitioner since the day he graduated from law school. He has always been my model of what a lawyer should be – a generalist capable of efficiently learning how to solve a wide variety of problems. When someone walks in the door and says their house is on fire, it is a lawyer’s job is to figure out how to extinguish that fire, whatever it may be.
When I graduated from law school, I refused to interview with the big firms. I did not want to deal with the bureaucracy. I did not want to sit in a back room without client contact for my first four years. You see, I wanted to be a lawyer. I worked as a Court Attorney to see how the court system functions from the inside, and I left so that I could spend more time advocating on behalf of the people who need my help.
And now here I finally am on my own, Danielle E. Sucher, Attorney & Counselor at Law. It feels like precisely the right place for me to be.
It goes without saying, but if you need a lawyer in New York, call me! I would be delighted to help out fellow foodies.
Disclaimer: This post probably constitutes attorney advertising pursuant to the New York State rules, though all other content on this blog exists for the sole purpose of discussing food and cooking, and not for the purpose of retaining clients for legal matters.