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Suzy Ezzat

Senior Associate

Suzy Ezzat is a Senior Associate with Phillips & Associates. She is an active member of the New York and Tennessee Bar.

Consult a Passionate New York City Plaintiff’s Lawyer

Ms. Ezzat has experience zealously advocating for clients against seemingly more powerful entities. Prior to working for Phillips & Associates, Ms. Ezzat worked as a public defender and represented clients with compassion, while relentlessly pursuing the best individual outcome through negotiations and litigation.

Ms. Ezzat graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology. After college, Ms. Ezzat earned a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School. While there, Ms. Ezzat served as a student attorney through the DC Law Students in Court clinical program, which allowed her to represent people accused of a crime throughout. Ms. Ezzat also served as Vice President of the Criminal Law Society and was a member of Street Law and the Hispanic Law Students Association. Upon graduation, Ms. Ezzat received the President’s Volunteer Service Award due to her extraordinary service to the public.

After graduating law school, Ms. Ezzat continued her dedication to public service and served as a Gideon’s Promise Fellow in the Nashville Defenders’ office and then worked at Brooklyn Defender Services. In both jurisdictions, Ms. Ezzat effectively represented clients accused of serious violent felonies.

Ms. Ezzat has secured innumerable favorable outcomes for clients through negotiations, motions practice, oral arguments, hearings, and trial. Ms. Ezzat brings her wealth of litigation experience to Phillips & Associates, where she represents clients in workplace harassment, discrimination, and whistleblower lawsuits.

Outside of work, Ms. Ezzat enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking.

Workplace Discrimination

In New York City, employment discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee adversely based on a characteristic protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Many federal antidiscrimination laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). These include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). However, these federal laws apply to midsize or larger companies.

If you work for a smaller company and are subject to workplace discrimination, harassment or retaliation, you may find relief under the New York State Human Rights Law or the New York City Human Rights Law.

Characteristics that are protected under the city law, widely regarded as one of the most liberal anti-discrimination laws in the country include:

  • Age 
  • Arrest or conviction record
  • Caregiver status
  • Color
  • Credit history
  • Disability
  • Gender identity
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Immigration status
  • National origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Military service
  • Marital or partnership status
  • Sexual and reproductive health decisions
  • Status as a domestic violence, stalking or sexual violence victim
  • Salary history
  • Unemployment status.

Certain characteristics are also protected with regard to housing and public accommodations, among other things.

Call Our New York City Attorneys About Whether You Have A Claim

At Phillips and Associates, our seasoned lawyers represent clients who face workplace discrimination or gender motivated violence and other types of harm due to a protected characteristic. Our New York City trial attorneys represent people who’ve been harmed in all five boroughs of the city: Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Complete our online form or call us at (212) 248-7431 for a free consultation.