Prosecutor Jennifer Suhl recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Suhl, right, is one of two prosecutors named Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. At left is Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan. GREENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

  • Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Suhl is one of two prosecutors named Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. GREENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

  • Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Suhl, left, is one of two prosecutors named Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. At right is First Assistant District Attorney Steven Gagne. GREENFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Staff Writer
Published: 11/6/2020 2:35:19 PM

GREENFIELD — Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Suhl has been recognized with a Top Women of Law honor by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a newspaper that reports decisions issued by state and federal courts and all other news important to Massachusetts attorneys.

Suhl, 41, of Greenfield, learned of the honor in August, and it was announced publicly in late October.

“I’m really humbled by the award, to be honest with you,” she said this week. “It’s just an amazing thing.”

Suhl said this news is also great exposure for the Northwestern district attorney’s office and for western Massachusetts, an often-overlooked section of the state. She mentioned a Top Women of Law ceremony is scheduled to be held via Zoom on Nov. 17.

Suhl was nominated by District Attorney David Sullivan and First Assistant District Attorney Steven Gagne. Sullivan said he nominated Suhl because she is an outstanding attorney.

“She just does an incredible job,” Sullivan said, adding that Suhl co-founded the Northwestern district attorney’s office’s Domestic Violence and Adult Sexual Assault Unit and “really made it a standard of excellence for prosecuting domestic violence, and even preventing domestic violence.”

Gagne agreed Suhl deserves the honor.

“She’s one of the most talented and tenacious prosecutors I’ve ever met,” he said. “I don’t know if I can sum it up any more clearly than that.”

Suhl, who grew up in Illinois and Iowa, came to Massachusetts to attend Northeastern University School of Law, where she graduated in 2005. She was a prosecutor for the Middlesex district attorney’s office for five years before joining her current office in 2011.

Like many, her work and home lives have blended during the COVID-19 pandemic because her two children, both Greenfield Middle School students, are learning remotely. Fortunately, she said, she and her husband’s employers have been accommodating.

“I’m thankful to have this job,” she said.


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