Ann L. Sussman graduated from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio in 1984 with a BA in East Asian Studies, specializing in Japanese language. She graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 1991. During law school, Ann received the American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Tactics and was a semi-finalist in the Hoffman Cup Trial Competition. She was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1992.
In 1992, Ann joined the Colorado State Public Defenders Office and over the next six years, handling all types of criminal cases, from simple misdemeanor traffic cases to complex homicides.
Since 1998, Ann has practiced in the areas of family law and criminal law. Ann’s current practice is primarily focused in the field of family law, and includes premarital agreements, domestic partnerships, child custody, child support, maintenance, and divorce matters. Ann also practices Collaborative Law, a process by which the parties assisted by collaboratively trained attorneys, agree to resolve legal issues in family law matters without proceeding to court. Ann also offers unbundled legal services to parties who may only need the attorney’s assistance for specific tasks such as document drafting.
Ann is an attorney/mediator and member of the Rocky Mountain Collaborative Law Professionals, the Colorado Collaborative Family Law Professionals, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Colorado Family Law Section, and Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. Ann also volunteers as a mediator with Jefferson County Mediation Services Program.
Ann lives in downtown Denver and enjoys singing with the Harmony Chorale, playing guitar and drumming.