Suzânne N. Cayer is a Staff Attorney at Crowe & Harris, LLP, joining the team in July of 2019. She specializes in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury, supporting clients in every facet of discovery and litigation.
Suzânne graduated from Northeastern University in 1993 with a major in Journalism and a minor in Political Science, receiving the School of Journalism’s Alumni Association Award for Professional Promise. Upon graduation, she worked as a paralegal for a medical malpractice/personal injury firm in Boston where she assisted a demanding caseload, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death.
Two years later, Suzânne entered Suffolk University Law School (SULS). She continued to work fulltime while attending law school in the evening. As a law student, Suzânne advocated for poor and homeless women through the Shelter Legal Services Foundation, Inc. at Rosie’s Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States. In addition, under the SJC Rule 3:03, Suzânne appeared as a Student Practitioner through SULS’s Juvenile Justice Clinic [currently the Juvenile Defenders Clinic (JDC)], certified to represent children charged with delinquency offenses in Boston Juvenile Court. In 1999, Suzânne graduated from SULS with her law degree.
After graduation from law school, Suzânne accepted an Associate Attorney position at the firm where she worked for the past six years. In 2001, Suzânne resigned from this firm to pursue a professional goal: to advocate for children. She accepted an Assistant Regional Counsel position with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) in Brockton [currently the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF)]. As Assistant Regional Counsel, Suzânne advocated on behalf of DSS in care and protection cases involving the abuse and/or neglect of children. Due to state budget cuts, Suzânne was laid off the following year. Seeing this as an opportunity to further explore her passion for child advocacy, Suzânne decided to teach.
Beginning in 2002, Suzânne taught Kindergarten through Sixth Grade as a substitute teacher in several towns. In 2003, Suzânne accepted a First Grade Classroom Teacher position in Norwell. As an educator, Suzânne advocated for students with learning disabilities and helped to effectuate Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to support children with academic, developmental and emotional needs. In 2005, Suzânne graduated from Lesley University with a Master’s Degree in Education. Students from Suzânne’s first class (2004-2005) keep in touch with her to this day.
In 2005, Suzânne left teaching to start a family. And, in the full circle that is life, Suzânne is grateful to return to the practice of law - helping clients through extremely difficult times and, hopefully, making a significant difference in their lives.
Suzânne is admitted to all state and federal courts in Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, The American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.
Suzânne was born in Springfield and currently resides in Norwell with her two children, Matthew and Ella. She is passionate about walking, running and fundraising for charities, especially The Susan G. Komen 3-Day, Beat Childhood Cancer Foundation and The Be Like Brit Foundation, Inc.
- 1988 - Springfield Central High School
- 1993 - Northeastern University, BA (Major: Journalism, Minor: Political Science)
- 1999 - Suffolk University Law School, JD
- 2005 - Lesley University, M.Ed. (Elementary Education)
- All state and federal courts
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
- The American Association for Justice
American Bar Association