Susan Oker, Esq., Attorney in Charge

Salem YAD Office
One Salem Green, Suite 501A
Salem, MA 01970
978.825.2090 (p)
978.825.2095  (f)

Susan Oker joined YAD in February of 2011 as the Attorney In Charge of the Salem office. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College (1978) and Northeastern University School of Law (1984), she has been a public defender since 1985. Susan previously worked as the Director of the Salem District Court Office, as the Special Litigation Unit staff attorney, and as a superior court trial attorney, all at the Committee for Public Counsel Services. She also served as Director of the Harvard Disability Law Clinic for the Center for Public Representation from 1990 until 1993. Susan is the recipient of the 2010 Edward Duggan Award and the 2009 North Shore Women’s Law Association Lawyer of the Year Award. In her distant past she was a community organizer as a VISTA volunteer and an advocate for individuals with mental disabilities.