Suzanne was born in a cabin in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She is a fifth-generation Coloradoan, coming from a background in community, family, environmentalism, business and academia. Suzanne has studied and worked from Colorado to Vermont, Paris to Alaska. She earned her law degree from Seattle Law School and her Masters in Science and Law from Vermont Law School.She has spent most of her life in Colorado and Alaska, practicing law, engaging community, helping people build better lives. Her fundamental philosophy is that life can get better, sometimes it takes deep work, but the journey will be better made when taken with innovative perspective, strength, integrity and diligence. To that end, Suzanne works closely with clients to understand the context of their lives in order to help them arrive at their destination with as much resilience as possible.
Divorce and custody are difficult journeys and the participants can easily get mired in a dark place without competent and steady guidance to keep them focused on the goal. And that goal is a better life, a different life from what they have lived, but a better one. When you approach difficulties with a firm understanding of your goals, you can get through the hard times by knowing where you want to be and knowing that you are on your way. Suzanne is the steady hand that will help get you there.
Suzanne has many years of experience in family law. She has represented a diverse group of clients in Colorado and Alaska, including many acrimonious cases that she was able to help bring to a livable result. She was also instrumental in guiding potentially divisive cases towards collaborative outcomes that reduced the long lasting damage of a difficult trial. She has extensive trial experience.
Suzanne is dedicated to helping build a healthy, equitable, diverse and happy future for all of us. Wilderness and community engagement feed her soul. She cherishes her own family – human and not.
"I am very appreciative of Toms services. English is a second language to me, and this process seemed difficult because of that barrier. He was very patient and thorough making sure I understood everything before he proceeded. I will recommend him to everyone! He truly cares about you, as does his wonderful, helpful team"
Review from AVVO
"I had a very challenging case, one that could have had indefinite financial consequences. Tom Cossitt evaluated my case and identified several strategies for moving forward. I chose one and Tom developed and implemented that strategy with speed and with the utmost in professionalism. The documents he drafted on my behalf, based on extensive research and case law / precedent were thorough and comprehensive. When the Court ruled, it used the arguments as developed by Tom Cossitt verbatim in its decision, and the case was decided in my favor. Needless to say, I was pleased beyond words. Based on my experience and the outcome of my case, I would highly recommend Tom Cossitt to anyone requiring the services of a family law attorney."
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"I met with as many as 10 different attorneys before coming across Thomas. After our initial consultation, I was very pleased with his knowledge and realistic expectations. During the really tough time, Thomas kept me calm and helped tremendously to get custody of my daughter. He kept me informed on what was going on and would ask for my input; if it was something that was unrealistic or could be done a different way, Thomas would tell me right away. During the hearings, he was amazing. He kept a professional attitude and was great at cross examinations. He took in all of the facts and evidence, and was able to present them efficiently and effectively. Ultimately helping me gain custody of my child."
Review from AVVO