Susan C. Freedman, a partner with Shipman & Goodwin, has been elected as a Fellow by the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The mission of ABF is to advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society. Fellows are attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.
Ms. Freedman is a member of the firm’s School Law Practice Group, where she represents school boards and independent schools on education matters, the Americans with Disabilities Act and general litigation, including special education, at the administrative level and in state and federal courts. In addition to being a frequent speaker on education matters for a variety of professional associations, she is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut. Ms. Freedman is also a James W. Cooper Sustaining Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of Hartford’s Riverfront Recapture, Inc., and is a Corporator for The Village for Families & Children, Inc. in Hartford.