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Suzanne M. Halbardier

Executive Partner

Contact Information

212-608-8901, 212-608-8902
Manhattan Office
2 Rector Street
New York, New York, 10006


Suzanne M. Halbardier is an owner/equity partner at Barry McTiernan & Moore LLC. She oversees the firm’s toxic tort unit and also specializes in civil rights cases. Ms. Halbardier has handled cases of a sensitive nature, including sexual harassment, sexual and physical abuse, and molestation in the foster care, school and security settings.

Ms. Halbardier has tried many cases to verdict in New York state and federal court. Ms. Halbardier has been included in the New York Times list of New York Super Lawyers and New York Top Women Lawyers for the last seven years. She has presented lectures to clients and bar associations, along with in-office training of attorneys and paralegals. She is the former chair of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity-NYC.

Ms. Halbardier is a Top-Rated Insurance Defense attorney, selected to Super Lawyers Rising Star 2009 - 2021.

Professional Affiliations

  • New York City Small Claims Court Arbitrator
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers' Association.

Areas of Practice

Asbestos Litigation

Civil Rights

Municipal Liability

Premises Liability

Products Liability

Professional Liability

School District Liability

Toxic Tort/Mass Tort

Environmental Litigation


Georgetown University
J.D., 1983

University of Maryland
B.S., cum laude, 1980

Bar Admissions

New York, 1984

United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1984

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1984

United States District Court, Northern District of New York, 1989

United States District Court, Western District of New York, 1989

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1990