Heather M. Abissi

Heather M. Abissi

Hudson Valley Senior Associate Attorney

Senior Associate Heather M. Abissi obtained her Bachelor’s Degree, with a major in Psychology and minor in English, in 2001 from Roosevelt University, her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in 2003, and she graduated from Hofstra University: School of Law in 2006. Ms. Abissi is admitted to practice law in Illinois, and New York state courts as well as the federal courts in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Western, and Northern District of New York, and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Since graduating in 2006, Ms. Abissi has served as a Staff Attorney for the New York Prosecutors Training Institute, an Assistant District Attorney for the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office, and an Assistant Counsel/Assistant Special Prosecutor for the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. In 2015, she returned to Putnam County to serve as the Executive Assistant District Attorney for the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office.

When an election unseated her District Attorney, Ms. Abissi joined Sussman & Associates in January of 2016, where she handled cases in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Western, and Northern District of New York, as well as in NYS Supreme, County, and Family Courts. Those cases included federal and state criminal cases, tort cases, and family court cases, in addition to civil rights litigation.

In March of 2017, Ms. Abissi joined Michael R. Varble & Associates, PC, bringing almost a decade’s worth of prosecutorial insight to work for misdemeanor, felony, and appellate criminal defense clients. Ms. Abissi also brings her clinical insight as a therapist to help support clients through the difficult process of tort, divorce and family court litigation.

In her free time, Ms. Abissi enjoys participating in Crossfit exercise, and recently competed in the Crossfit Open for the first time this year.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2007
  • Illinois, 2010

Education:

  • Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor’s with Honors in Clinical Psychology and Minor in English, 2001
  • Argosy University, Chicago, Illinois, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, 2003
  • Hofstra University, School of Law, Hempstead, New York, Juris Doctor with Concentration in Criminal Law, 2006

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