Sujata joined the firm in 2016, after practicing in state and federal courts for almost a decade. She began her career as an Associate at the D.C. office of the international law firm Crowell & Moring, LLP, where she served as libel attorney for a prominent international news outlet, and specialized in fraud investigation, government contracts and civil and criminal litigation on behalf of large multi-national corporations. Moving back to Ithaca in 2011, Sujata began a small solo practice, associating "of counsel" with a number of area firms. In 2015, she expanded her practice into The Gibson Law Firm, and won "Best Law Firm in Ithaca" in her firm's first year in business. Sujata specializes in matrimonial, civil and criminal litigation. She maintains a number of specialty practices including civil rights counseling and litigation, civil disobedience defense and not-for-profit and employment law counseling. Outside of the firm, Sujata is a part-time adjunct professor at Cornell Law School and has served as teaching faculty on the New York State Bar Association Annual Trial Academy. She is committed to civic service, having served as President of the Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association, Secretary of the Board at the Alternatives Federal Credit Union and currently serving on the Judiciary Committee and the Nominations Committee for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.
Before going to law school, Sujata was a lead organizer for the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and led successful union campaigns across North America.
To set up an appointment with Sujata, contact her paralegal, Mary Jo Cobb.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, Juris Doctorate, 2007, one of four public interest scholars selected for her class year
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, B.A., with high honors, 2001
Tompkins Cortland Community College, A.S., with high honors, 1998
New York State, 2008
District of Columbia (currently inactive), 2009
United States District Court, Northern District of New York, 2011
Supreme Court of the United States, 2017