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ADL honors Suskauer, Krischer

Michelle R. Suskauer and Barry Krischer The Anti-Defamation League honored Bar President Michelle R. Suskauer and Barry Krischer at the 2018 Palm Beach Jurisprudence Awards Dinner.

The Jurisprudence Award was established to recognize individuals who have made “an outstanding contribution to the legal profession and to the community at large, while exemplifying the principles upon which the Anti-Defamation League was founded.”

The ADL also presented the Doris and Murray Felton Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards. Assistant State Attorney Timothy McCourt of the State Attorney’s Office, Fifth Judicial Circuit, was recognized for his work to prosecute two individuals who had been radicalized in their hatred against Jews and the State of Israel, and were preparing to take action. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Unit was also be honored for its work in investigating and preventing what could have potentially been a deadly attack against the Muslim community.

Suskauer is president of The Florida Bar and a partner at Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A., and heads their criminal trial practice area. Suskauer has been practicing in Palm Beach County since 1991, with a focus on criminal law in both state and federal courts. Suskauer is past president of the Palm Beach County Bar and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter, and she currently is president of the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. Suskauer began her legal career as an assistant public defender in West Palm Beach and practiced with her husband (before he became a judge) at Suskauer Law Firm for 18 years before joining her current firm.

Barry Krischer served as an assistant district attorney in Kings County, New York, from 1970 to 1973, and joined the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office upon his relocation to Florida. While in private practice, he served as the attorney for the Palm Beach County Child Protection Team, and was of-counsel to the P.B.A. He successfully ran for state attorney in 1992 and 1996, and was unopposed in 2000 and 2004. Krischer retired from elective office in 2009. Krischer has been volunteering with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Legal Department, providing in-service training to law enforcement agencies, and continues to publish “The Legal Eagle,” a criminal justice newsletter. He was most recently elected to the board of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission. Krischer remains active in child welfare issues through his work with the Children’s Home Society, Palm Beach County Alliance, Children’s Services Council, and the Department of Children and Families.