Susan Chana Lask

Susan Chana Lask

New York's Hottest Legal Commodity is Susan Chana Lask
  • Appeals & Appellate, Divorce, Criminal Law ...
  • New York
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Summary

I am dedicated to my clients' causes. I use an intelligent approach of strategizing every angle, starting from when I first talk to my client. I use my over 30 years of legal experience that I gained from some of the most controversial high profile cases to work towards winning your case. My keen knowledge of law and procedure leads to very creative solutions to efficiently win your case.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Divorce
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Civil Rights
  • Animal & Dog Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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Eastern District of NY, Federal Court
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Southern District of NY, Federal Court
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney Litigator
Law Offices of Susan Chana Lask
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Before starting my own firm, in the late '80s I worked for the prestigious, high end large law firms of Rivkin, Radler, Dunne & Bayh's Hazardous Waste insurance defense department for nationwide complex litigation, including the Agent Orange defense and creosote spills, and New York City's Kramer, Levin, Nessen,Kamin & Frankel's commercial real estate department, including clients such as the Trump Organization and nationwide multi-million dollar transactions. I am a litigator handling appeals and complex cases, including Divorce, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Class Actions, and more. My cases include high profile issues and clients. I am an invited Legal Commentator for major networks, including CNN, Fox News, The NY times and so much more. See www.appellate-brief.com for more information.
Education
Whittier
Law School
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Honors: Moot Court Honors Board Trial Advocacy Winner
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Arcadia University
M.A. (1983) | Master of Arts in Humanities, concentrating in British & Russian Novels
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Arcadia University
B.A. (1982) | Psychology/Sociology
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2286102
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. In upstate ny Is it legal for a sheriff to ask me questions over the phone rather than in person?
A: You called the sheriff and asked him a questions, then he asked you one. You can answer him or decline to answer. Even if he called you, you do not have to answer the questions of a law enforcement officer unless you want to. On the other hand, if an officer stopped you in person for reasons he believes are related to a crime, you have to at least show him your identification but you still do not have to answer any questions unless your rights are read to you first, and that includes your right to have an attorney before you talk.
Q. I think my attorney's paralegal drafted my will - is that okay?
A: A paralegal can not draft a will. Only an attorney should draft a will, review it, discuss it with you and finalize it with the appropriate revisions, if any. Now, if the paralegal created an initial draft and the lawyer reviewed it, revised it and finalized it then that is fine. In sum, a lawyer must supervise his non lawyer staff and is always ultimately responsible for any documents produced for you.
Q. Is my lawyer really representing the cop because he is friends with the department ?
A: Police Officers can call the officer who is listed on the PBA card. So I do not see anything wrong with the officer who stopped your wife with calling the brother in law. Next, it cannot be said whether or not the lawyer is representing the other side just because he is friends with the police. That is a loaded question that is impossible to answer. The lawyer is representing your wife. However, if you do not trust him then you should find a lawyer whom you trust. Not having faith in your own lawyer is a good reason to find someone else.
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244 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2369
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: (917) 300-1958