Susan has been passionately fighting for clients facing criminal charges since 1994. She is known for her persistence and perseverance.
She started her career as an assistant public defender. In that capacity, she tried multiple jury trials as lead counsel defending individuals charged with offenses ranging from misdemeanors to first degree murder.
Fifteen years ago, Susan joined forces with Yery Marrero to form Marrero Bozorgi, PL, a firm dedicated to representing individuals and corporations under investigation or charged in a criminal or regulatory matter, with an emphasis on white collar offenses. She has litigated in both state and federal courts throughout the country and has tried well over 75 jury trials.
Susan has extensive experience in federal court, where she has been lead counsel and defended clients charged by the United States Government with offenses including Medicare fraud, pharmaceutical fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, security fraud, money laundering, drug conspiracies, aggravated identity theft crimes, tax offenses, Hobbs act violations, and firearm offenses.
She has experience representing professionals from all business sectors, including lawyers, doctors, executives, and politicians who are facing either the possibility of a criminal charge or have been formally charged. Susan also has experience representing individuals before the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.”
Susan prides herself on being a defense attorney through and through. She has never prosecuted a person. Rather, by choosing to focus strictly on providing a powerful defense, Susan has acquired deep experience that would have been impossible to develop if she had divided her time and energy. She made a commitment to represent those either threatened with being criminally accused or who are facing criminal accusations and has devoted her career to it. Susan believes the passion, perspective and track record of success that she brings to each case reflect that singular purpose.
In the last couple years, Susan has increased her leadership role in the criminal defense field as a board member of the prestigious National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and as co-chair of the Defense Function Committee, which serves as the voice of the defense bar for the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. She has also committed herself to supporting women in the criminal defense field as the founder of the Women Criminal Defense Attorneys blog, as a city leader for the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and as co-chair of the NACDL Women’s Initiative.
Susan has been named as a “Rising Star” in the area of “Criminal Defense: White Collar” by Florida Super Lawyers. She is also an AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell and listed in the 2017 Best Lawyer under “Criminal Defense — White Collar Defense.”