Susan Barlow

Associate Attorney

  • Focus: Mesothelioma and Asbestos
  • Phone: 212-558-5500
  • Fax: 212-344-5461
  • 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Biography

Our clients spent their lives working hard to take care of their families. Being forced to suffer from an asbestos-related cancer is a terrible price to pay for some corporation’s wrongdoing. Helping our clients and their families achieve some measure of justice and making these corporations face accountability is the most satisfying aspect of my work at Weitz & Luxenberg.

Susan Barlow joined Weitz & Luxenberg in 2009, originally as a paralegal involved in supporting New York Surrogate estate-administration cases. Today, she is an associate attorney in our Mesothelioma and Asbestos Litigation unit. Ms. Barlow temporarily left the firm in 2011 (but returned for each of the following two summers) in order to attend law school at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College and perform an internship with the Office of the Nassau County, New York, District Attorney.

During her time on the prosecutor’s team, Ms. Barlow learned much about the ins-and-outs of jury selection and the nuts-and-bolts of conducting a trial. When she returned to Weitz & Luxenberg in 2015, those essential skills proved invaluable — as did the skills she acquired at Touro, where she served as research editor of the school’s prestigious law review. Ms. Barlow completed law school in 2014. Prior to receiving her juris doctor degree, she was named to the Dean’s List and captured two CALI awards — one for Best Brief in Legal Writing and another for her outstanding achievement in Trusts and Estates — in addition to receiving the Touro Law Pro Bono Service Award.

Ms. Barlow entered law school after having earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics and law from Binghamton University, State University of New York. An academic highlight of her time at Binghamton/SUNY was participation in the CIRI Human Rights Research Project. The same year she graduated, Ms. Barlow performed a summer internship at a New York law firm where she helped attorneys prepare for depositions and trials in real estate foreclosure cases and corporate transactions.

Today, Ms. Barlow is licensed to practice law in New York and is a member of the New York City Bar Association.

Publications

  • “Conflicting Confrontation Clause Concerns: The Admissibility of Hospital Records Versus a Defendant’s Right to Confrontation,” 29 Touro L. Rev. 1399 (2013).

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