About Our Legal Team
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.
Maria Nagel was born in Mexico City, Mexico and lived there until she was twenty-seven years old. Before moving to the United States, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and later was the proud recipient of a scholarship for a Master’s degree in Strategic Planning. Soon after, she enrolled in the Logistics program at Indiana State University. Maria has been a certified English as a Second Language Teacher (ESL) since she was sixteen years old and is currently a Spanish-English Certified Interpreter.
Maria has lived in fourteen different homes, in seven different states and in two different countries. She understands what it is like to deal with changes, transitions, the unpredictable, and the unexpected. Her goal at Sussman Law Firm, PLLC is to help clients find solutions to important and often difficult situations. Maria finds her role to be very professionally and personally rewarding, as she has always loved helping people. Her smile, caring nature and patience has been and continues to be instrumental in helping clients understand their options.
Maria loves learning, reading, reflecting on life and spending time with those she loves. Maria is the proud mom of two girls and three boys, which keep her busy and her life full! Her free and fun times always include singing, dancing and spending time with friends and family.
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.