About Judge Susan Sullivan
Judge Susan is the 1st Woman Judge serving in her hometown, the Town of LaGrange, previous acting Poughkeepsie City Court Judge, Town of Union Vale Justice, Town of Patterson Justice and Associate Justice, Village of Wappingers. She is a jurist who truly cares about her community. She received her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and is a private attorney with SullivanBisceglia Law Firm, P.C., with offices at the Hudson Valley Regional Airport, Poughkeepsie, New York. Judge Susan has well over 25 years of combined experience obtained in the courts, major law firms, Fortune 500 companies and the State of New York.
Additionally, Judge Susan serves as 1st Vice President of the New York State Magistrates Association and Past President of the Dutchess County Magistrates Association where she advocates for the interests of the courts as well as provides education to judges across New York State.
During Covid-19, she was a member of a special committee in the 9th Judicial District, serving with the Administrative Judge and leaders of the courts and guided the judiciary through the challenges of the pandemic and helped implement virtual arraignments in Dutchess County. She has been appointed to the Dutchess County Criminal Justice Council and Chairperson of the Centralized Arraignment Committee where she leads the anticipated implementation of a centralized arraignment part.
Judge Susan has over 25 years of combined legal experience in presiding over and researching and analyzing complex legal issues raised in civil and criminal cases in trial courts as well as representing clients in NYS Supreme, Family Court, County Criminal Court, and Surrogates Court. She has extensive experience in conducting hearings, taking testimony, reporting, and issuing findings of fact, conducting legal research, and rendering decisions.
As a previous Member of the Industrial Board of Appeals of the State of New York, she presided over hearings and issued decisions on matters on appeal from the Department of Labor. While at IBM, she handled high-profile business transactions, and corporate matters. At Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells, one of the largest firms in the world, she was a corporate finance/litigation attorney. She has been involved in handling complex legal issues involving some of the largest companies and organizations in the
Judge Susan is also a licensed Commercial Pilot with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings. She was born and raised in the Town of LaGrange where she is active in the Hudson Valley community serving on the board of Hudson Valley Hospice, Vassar Warner Home, the LaGrange Rotary and Lions Club, and where she resides with her husband Paul, daughter, Brianna and son, Brendan.