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Suzanna ScarboroughSenior Associate
Ms. Scarborough is a Senior Associate of Bichler and Longo representing injured workers and specializing in the representation of First Responders injured on the job and under the Heart and Lung Bill. Ms. Scarborough earned her Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where she received the highest grade in both Tax Law and Legal Drafting. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance.
Ms. Scarborough has been admitted to practice law in Florida since 1993. She began her career as an assistant state attorney in Palm Beach County and continued in that position for 7 years. She gained extensive trial experience in both misdemeanor and felony trial divisions and trained interns and new attorneys. She left the Office of the State Attorney to represent law enforcement officers as in-house legal counsel with the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association. Her responsibilities included collective bargaining on behalf of the union, representing officers in disciplinary matters, and handling contract grievances through the arbitration process. Ms. Scarborough then went into private practice, continuing on as conflict counsel for the Police Benevolent Association as well as practicing criminal defense in both Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
Ms. Scarborough began her career as a Workers Compensation attorney in 2014 when she joined the firm of Rosenthal, Levy, Simon and Ryles. She gained extensive experience representing injured workers throughout the state and focused her practice on representing injured First Responders. She has authored articles for Florida COPS Magazine and has been a guest lecturer on the topic of the Heart and Lung Bill as well as changes in Workers Compensation laws. She has also been a mock trial judge at both the high school and law school levels.
Ms. Scarborough gives back to the community through her involvement with the Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County and the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League. She is a fourth degree black belt and a volunteer martial arts instructor, and enjoys spending time with her family.