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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 have also launched a new blog, the Mental Disability Law Blog, featuring banner art by our very own Ximena of Lobstersquad. Don’t worry, I intend to keep this food blog active, too.

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.

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24 Responses to “The Law Office of Danielle E. Sucher”

  1. sue says:

    Congratulations, Danielle!
    It may sound corny, I hope you become a good lawyer who really works for good people in need. :)

  2. Danielle says:

    Sue – Thanks! And, I already am. ^^ Striking out on my own just lets me spend even more time doing the right thing.

  3. nex0s says:

    Congratulations Danielle! I’ve got your office number programmed in for that Lawyerly Emergency, whenever it happens :)

  4. Lisa says:

    Great looking card. I love the art on the new blog! Everything looks fantastic and I wish you all the best.

  5. Rose Fox says:

    Congratulations. *)

  6. Gretchen says:

    The card and the site look very professional.

  7. lobstersquad says:

    that´s so great, good luck!!!

  8. Ivonne says:


    I’m sending you many good wishes. Tanti auguri! Good luck!

  9. Lisa says:

    Congratulations, Danielle – I hope all your dreams come true. =)

  10. ha3rvey says:

    If I ever need an attorney in New York, I’m calling you first.


  11. Yvo says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I get a LOT of questions asking for attorney referrals, so I’ll jot down your number and make a note =) I kind of hope I’ll never need you though =P

  12. Maureen says:

    Wow! Contragulations! I love it when people that leap of faith into doing what they love. You are working toward your dreams. Best wishes.

  13. Congratulations! I am happy to finally see your face, and wow, that you are a lawyer. Salute salute. :)

  14. I hope your new endeavor is everything you want it to be!

  15. Danielle says:

    Thank you, everyone. I appreciate all the well wishes! And Yvo, that’s just fabulous, thank you.

  16. Vanessa says:

    Congrats! It’s so brave and freeing of you to strike out on your own. Best of luck- I’m sure you’ll do fantastic.

  17. Randi says:

    I dont know what it is about attorneys and food, I wonder if there is some connection??? Good luck!!! I really wish I could practice law, but I have an American law degree and I live in Canada. Grrrrrr…..

  18. Kristen says:

    Congrats! What a fantastic accomplishment. You must be so proud!

  19. Darrin says:

    I enjoy your website very much, and I wish you only the best in your practice of the law. Going into business for yourself is a major step, but the rewards of doing things your own way are so much more satisfying!

    Your fellow Park Sloper,

    Red White & Bubbly

  20. Danielle says:

    Thanks again, everyone!

    Randi – We’re not the only food blogging lawyers around, so maybe there is. And how frustrating your situation sounds! I’ve warned my fiance that we are never leaving New York. In fact, I hope to never leave Park Slope.

    Darrin – I’ve done a lot of the cooking featured on this blog with wine purchased from your store. It’s great to hear that you’re reading! I’ll have to introduce myself next time I stop by.

  21. ann says:

    wowee Danielle, good on ya girl! What an amazing, and worthwhile step to take! If I ever need a lawyer, and have run through the stable I’ve already collected (I collect lawyers like some girls collect model horses for some reason) you’re definitely next on my list.
    Mazel tov, bon journee, viel Gluck and all that jazz!

  22. Congrats! All my lawyer friends stopped practicing to become writers, filmmakers, artists etc. so I’m happy to know a lawyer who not only still practices but loves it as well!

  23. Backyardchef says:

    Congrats, Danielle! I wish you all the best in your new pursuit….


  24. jubilant cerise says:

    A lawyer! I never would’ve guessed (though you’ve mentioned your father’s a lawyer, so maybe I shouldn’t be so surpised…) Best of luck and keep cooking: the recipes are always inspiring.

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