About Our Charlotte Law Firm
Maria Ximena Sussman
-Managing Attorney and Owner
Maria Ximena Sussman received her B.S. in Political Science and Criminal Justice in 2004 from East Carolina University. In 2007, she pursued an MBA with emphasis in Accounting at Winthrop University. After working as a litigation certified paralegal for two prominent law firms in Charlotte, she decided to fulfill one of her childhood dreams and joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as a police officer. After spending some years on patrol, she decided to fulfill another childhood dream, which was to one day become a lawyer.
Maria began her studies at Charlotte School of Law and after graduating law school in 2014, she was admitted to the North Carolina Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Given her entrepreneurial spirit, she founded Sussman Law Firm, PLLC in 2015. Her affiliations include the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina State Bar Association and Mecklenburg County Bar. She is a mentor as part of Mecklenburg County Bar’s Linking Lawyers Program. In addition, she is a North Carolina Notary Public and a proud member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
A native of Guatemala, Maria is fluent in English and Spanish. She came to the United States as a child and she has called the Queen City her home ever since. Maria’s love for helping people is evident in her background in public service and is also felt by every client in need. Maria is married, has four children, and attends Carmel Baptist Church. She enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
Jasmin Rivera was raised in Tampa, Florida by her Puerto Rican parents. Jasmin attended Gulf Coast College, where she received an Associates of Science in Medical Assisting. She worked as a medical assistant in the Tampa area for eight years. She moved to the Charlotte in 2015 to help her former youth pastors open a bilingual church. Jasmin is excited to begin her career in the legal field, where she can continue to reach and help people in a different way. Her easy going spirit and passion for people are evident day after day. Jasmin is also a North Carolina Notary Public.
Jasmin is married to a firefighter and has three small children. She is active in her church and in community outreach. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, hiking and sight seeing the beautiful views of North Carolina.
Alma Delia Martinez
Alma Delia Martinez was born in Mexico and brought to the United States at the age of eight to further and better her education and way of life. Alma lived in a small town in Indiana from then until after high school graduation.
Alma recently moved to North Carolina, where she is very excited to begin her career in the legal field. She aspires to one day be a great paralegal and by working at Sussman Law Firm, she knows that will bring her closer to achieving her dreams. Her daily goal is to reach and help people in different ways, as she has always had a passion for helping others. In fact, Alma recalls translating for people in her community from a very young age. Alma also tutored children and readily volunteered at her church.
Alma loves to read, especially Nicholas Spark books. She is the proud mother of a little girl who has changed her life for the better.
Raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Ana Nolasco attended all local schools and graduated from Sun Valley High School. Once married, she moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina to support her husband while he served in the military. In 2019, Ana moved back to her hometown to raise her daughter and be closer to family.
Ana’s daily goal at Sussman Law Firm, PLLC is to welcome clients and make them feel like family. This comes easy to Ana, as her personality is warm, affectionate, and fun. Her smile comes through on the phone and is encouraging to so many people in need of legal help.
Ana loves being outdoors, shopping for bargains, and overall, just enjoying life.
Alexander Comly French
Alexander Comly French received his B.A. in Economics from The Ohio State University in 2011. He followed that up by attending Charlotte School of Law and graduated in 2013. Alexander was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2014 and was also admitted to practice federally in the Western District of North Carolina in 2014. His affiliations include the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina State Bar Association, Mecklenburg County Bar, and The Ohio State University Alumni Association.
Alexander worked at a family law firm in downtown Charlotte after being admitted and opened his own practice in 2016. While running his practice he was able to help successfully steer numerous family cases through litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has since brought his result-driven experience, as well as love for the courtroom, to Sussman Law Firm, PLLC.
A native of a small Midwestern town in Ohio, Alexander was raised by two lawyers so he has been entrenched in the law for his whole life. Alexander is an avid tennis player, lifelong Ohio State Buckeyes supporter, and supporter of several local organizations through volunteering and pro bono work.
Sharon Arita was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. Upon graduating high school, Sharon continued her studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she received a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. While in college, Sharon completed an internship that sparked her interest in the legal field even more.
Sharon aspires to become a greatly experienced paralegal one day and is confident she can achieve this while at Sussman Law Firm, PLLC. Sharon has always had a passion for helping others in any way that she can. Her daily goal is to provide the best service to our clients.
In her spare time, Sharon enjoys attending sporting events, spending time with friends and family and volunteering in the community.