Kim Susser, Director of NYLAG’s Matrimonial and Family Law Unit, was awarded the New York City Bar Association’s Kathryn A. McDonald Award for Excellence in Service to Family Court on May 13, 2009. She was nominated for the award by Evan Davis, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb.

Ms. Susser is nationally renowned for her leadership in advocating for domestic violence victims. In addition to providing direct legal representation to clients and supervising nine other lawyers in NYLAG’s Family Law Unit, Ms. Susser also serves as an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law. The McDonald Award is given annually to two attorneys, nominated by their peers, and is meant to “recognize the vital services of attorneys who work in the Family Court in New York City.” The award was established in honor of Kathryn A. McDonald, a former Supervising Judge of the New York City Family Court.