Susan has been passionately fighting for clients facing criminal charges since 1994. She is known for her persistence and perseverance.

She started her career as an assistant public defender. In that capacity, she tried multiple jury trials as lead counsel defending individuals charged with offenses ranging from misdemeanors to first degree murder.

Fifteen years ago, Susan joined forces with Yery Marrero to form Marrero Bozorgi PL (now Bozorgi Law PLLC), a firm dedicated to representing individuals and corporations under investigation or charged in a criminal or regulatory matter, with an emphasis on white-collar offenses. Yery has since left the firm to become a judge.

Susan has extensive experience in federal court, where she has been lead counsel and defended clients charged by the United States Government with offenses including Medicare fraud, pharmaceutical fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, security fraud, money laundering, drug conspiracies, aggravated identity theft crimes, tax offenses, Hobbs act violations, and firearm offenses. She has litigated in both state and federal courts throughout the country and has tried well over 75 jury trials.

She has experience representing professionals from all business sectors, including lawyers, doctors, executives, and politicians who are facing either the possibility of a criminal charge or have been formally charged. Susan also has experience representing individuals before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.”

Susan prides herself on being a defense attorney through and through. She has never prosecuted a person. Rather, by choosing to focus strictly on providing a powerful defense, Susan has acquired deep experience that would have been impossible to develop if she had divided her time and energy. She made a commitment to represent those either threatened with being criminally accused or who are facing criminal accusations and has devoted her career to it. Susan believes the passion, perspective and track record of success that she brings to each case reflect that singular purpose.

In the last couple years, Susan has increased her leadership role in the criminal defense field as a board member of the prestigious National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and as co-chair of the Defense Function Committee, which serves as the voice of the defense bar for the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. She has also committed herself to supporting women in the criminal defense field as the founder of the Women Criminal Defense Attorneys blog, as a city leader for the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and as co-chair of the NACDL Women’s Initiative.

Susan is AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in the The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 and 2019 editions under “Criminal Defense — White Collar Defense.” The firm is also listed in 2018 edition of Chambers USA in Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.


  • B.A., American University, 1991
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1994


  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Board of Directors, 2012-present
  • NACDL, member, 1998-present
  • NACDL Membership Committee, 2012-present
  • NACDL Women’s Initiative Chair and Co-Chair, 2012-present
  • Co-Chair, Defense Function Committee, ABA Criminal Justice Section, 2014-present
  • City Leader, National Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • National Criminal Defense College, graduate, 1997
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), member and past board member, Miami chapter
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Miami chapter
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 1999-2003
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel for SDFL, 2001-2012
  • Invited faculty, White Collar Criminal Defense College, Stetson University
  • Panelist, ABA, Annual White Collar Conference, 2014
  • Panelist, Health Care Fraud, Philadelphia Institute 2014
  • Panelist, University of Miami White Collar Crime, 2014
  • Panelist, University of Miami Ethics Seminar, 2015
  • Panelist, University of Miami School of Law, Women in Law, 2011
  • Panelist, Surviving the Miami Model, University of Miami Conference, 2005
  • Guest lecturer, University of Miami School of Law
  • Legal commentator, CNN Legal Briefs
  • Lambda Legal Defense Fund, National Leadership Council

Your defense is serious business.

When you need a defense lawyer, you want someone as concerned as you are about the outcome. Over the years, we have dedicated ourselves to supporting clients with a strategic, thorough approach and resolute engagement.
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