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Susan Crumiller

She/Her | Founding Attorney

Susan is the Founding Attorney at Crumiller. Susan founded the Feminist Litigation Firm following the birth of her second child, after her employer began pressuring her to return to work only seven weeks into her maternity leave, in violation of their agreement that she could take five months off to bond with her baby. During this awful time, Susan kept thinking about other new moms who lacked the resources and job security to return to work on their own terms, as she had. Susan decided to create the Crumiller firm, dedicated to fighting for rights of new working parents to integrate their work and family lives without shame or fear of reprisal. Before starting the firm, Susan spent ten years representing tenants in fast-paced landlord-tenant litigation, first-seating a dozen trials and winning appeals.

Susan received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2002 from Tulane University, where she majored in music theory, English, and sociology. She continued her education at NYU Law School, where she graduated in 2006.

Susan is a volunteer Small Claims Arbitrator and a singer in the Cecilia Chorus of New York where she performs at Carnegie Hall twice a year. She recently served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Gender Equality Law Center. She lives in Park Slope with her handsome husband and two daughters. Of all her accomplishments, she is most proud of her experience as the tooth fairy.

Susan can be reached at susan (at) crumiller (dot) com.



Susan holds a black belt in kung fu, and was the first female wrestler in her high school’s history.

Favorite artist:

Kara Walker


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Favorite book:

The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter, by Jason Kersten


“Steer for the deep waters only” (from Walt Whitman’s Passage to India)