Get to Know Suzanne Sukkar

By Jo Mathis
Legal News

Suzanne Sukkar is a U.S. business immigration attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Dickinson Wright PLLC. Her practice focuses on global workforce mobility, employment-based sponsorship and visa matters, immigration audit and compliance for corporate and individual clients across a vast array of industries.

Sukkar, a resident of Ann Arbor, renders strategic and tactical counsel to a broad clientele base including visa matters for clients’ employees at all levels of the corporate organizational structure, from the highest level executives, to the entry-level business professional, investors, extraordinary ability workers, outstanding researchers and professors, musicians, artists and athletes, and more. She developed a niche expertise in the area of E treaty trade and investor visas, consular processing, and start-up ventures.

What is your proudest moment as a lawyer? My proudest moment is not tied to one event. What I love about my work is that I help people on a daily basis. As an immigration attorney, I can make a positive impact on a person’s livelihood. It’s a rewarding feeling knowing you have successfully helped a person secure their dream of prosperity, security and working and living in the United States.

What inspired you to enter the field? My interest in world affairs, government, and politics.

When you were considering law school, what was Plan B? There was no Plan B. It was always law school.

What would surprise people about your job? That I work with corporate clients. Most people hear immigration and assume I handle humanitarian, refugee or removal/deportation cases.

What was always written on your grade school report card? “Suzanne is a great student. She is very responsible and mature for her age.”

What is your happiest childhood memory? Sunday dinners with my parents, siblings, cousins, aunt, uncle, and grandmother. My grandmother, since deceased, was a strong, compassionate and caring woman who
brought the family together every week.

What has been your favorite year so far? I do not have a favorite year. I am grateful for each day and the new experiences that it brings.

Favorite stamp on your passport? Espana.

When you look back into the past, what do you miss most? My grandmother, and gatherings with friends and family before the onset of cellphones.

What were you doing in your last selfie? Group hug with my daughters, sister, and nieces in Central Park, New York.

Can you think of a failure that ultimately became a positive? Failures and successes are a matter of perspective. I do not look at the world in terms of failures. While failures can be a letdown, they are a great opportunity to grow. I look at them as a learning opportunity.

What is one thing you would like to learn to do? To learn additional foreign languages — so far, I have three covered!

What is the best advice you ever received? There is no clock. Take your time.



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