|Contact Info||Telephone: 716.566.5463|
|University ||State University of New York at Oswego, B.S., cum laude, 1994|
|Law School||State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D., 1997|
|Admitted||1998, New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York|
•Defense Research Institute: Member, Women in the Law Committee; Professional Liability Expert Witness Chair, Steering Committee; Member, Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee; Member, Planning and Marketing Committees, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar; Past Member, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee (Annual Meeting Co-Chair, 2007 -2008, Seminar Planning Committee, 2007-2008; Publications/Newsletter Chair, 2008-2010)
•New York State Bar Association: Environmental Law Section; Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section; and Trial Lawyers Section
•Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York: Past Board Member
|Born||Canandaigua, New York, August 30, 1972|
Susan Van Gelder, a co-chair of the firm's Toxic Torts Practice Group, concentrates her practice in the areas of toxic tort litigation, product liability litigation, and general litigation. With more than a decade of experience, she has represented clients in a wide variety of areas, including asbestos, silica, lead paint, professional liability, class actions, municipal law, negligence and premises liability.
Susan has extensive appellate experience, having successfully argued appeals before New York's intermediate Appellate Courts and the New York Court of Appeals. She has also successfully tried cases to verdict.
Susan is the editor of the firm's quarterly publication Legal Update.
•Business First Who's Who in Law (Civil Litigation)
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Civil Litigation Defense)
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