Susan Crumiller is the founder and principal attorney at Crumiller P.C., a law firm dedicated to fighting gender and pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Until having children, Susan spent ten years representing tenants in fast-paced landlord-tenant litigation, first-seating a dozen trials and winning appeals at the Appellate Term and Appellate Division. After Susan had her second child, her employer began pressuring her to return to work only seven weeks into her maternity leave, in violation of their agreement with her employer that she could take five months off to bond with her baby. As a result of this experience, 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 her own law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of new working parents to integrate their work and family lives without shame or fear of reprisal. Today, Crumiller P.C. helps new parents negotiate family leave, and files lawsuits on behalf of women who have suffered pregnancy discrimination, including wrongful termination, or other sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace. Crumiller P.C. also represents tenants and small businesses in litigation.
Before founding Crumiller P.C., Susan worked as a staff attorney at Housing Conservation Coordinators, Inc., and as an associate at a small litigation firm. She graduated in 2002 from Tulane University, where she majored in music theory, English, and sociology, and in 2006 from NYU School of Law. She holds a black belt in kung fu and was the first female wrestler in her high school’s history.
Susan is proud to serve as Treasurer on the Board of the Gender Equality Law Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating gender barriers through training and legal advocacy. Susan is regularly consulted as an expert on employment discrimination and tenant rights. She is a regular guest on Tenant Action Today, a tenant rights call-in show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Susan has appeared in Business Insider and the New York Times, and was recently profiled on Like A Boss Girls.
With complementary practice areas, Crumiller P.C. and C. A. Goldberg, PLLC, regularly provide representation as co-counsel.