This lovely lady is Susan Friery, from Newburyport, Massachusetts, aka Miss January in a 2009 “Beautiful Lawyers” charity calendar distributed in metropolitan Boston. Here’s what The Boston Globe said about her at the time:
Susan, a medical consultant and senior associate for Kreindler & Kreindler, handles a variety of mass disaster, personal injury, and medical malpractice litigation. She has worked on hundreds of 9/11 World Trade Center cases, as well as on the settlement for the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist plan bombing.
Susan loves yoga and volunteers at charities such as Habitat for Humanity.
That was then. Now she’s been suspended from the Massachusetts bar for two years:
According to court documents, Friery joined the law firm in August 1986 as a part-time paralegal and medical consultant. By that time, she had taken four semesters of medical courses in pathology at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and received training to become a morgue technician, among other disciplines. However, Friery left the program in 1985 without a degree.
But when applying for a position at the New York law firm, she falsely claimed she had graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York.
That was in 1993. And evidently everyone was fooled:
By 1998, the law firm had included Friery’s alleged medical credentials in web-based advertising.
But it was not until last August, months after her resignation from the firm, that Friery admitted she had not obtained a medical degree. Up until that point, the firm had no idea she had been passing herself off as a medical doctor.
Not that I would ever suggest that she got away with it because she was so gosh-darn cute.