Suzanne Houle

Suzanne Houle
Annapolis, Maryland

Suzanne Houle is an attorney with Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, and is barred in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the United States District Court of Maryland. Suzanne’s primary practice areas are criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, traffic matters, and MVA and administrative hearings.

Suzanne’s interest in becoming an attorney started at a very young age. Suzanne grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland with her parents and older sister. Her late father, Phil, was an attorney and a natural advocate for those who didn’t have a voice. From a young age, he instilled in Suzanne that good people can often find themselves in difficult situations and to never pass judgment on someone else because you could never truly understand what that person was going through. It was at that young age that Suzanne realized the importance of being a voice for those who needed it the most.

It was during Suzanne’s last year of law school, when she was a student attorney at a juvenile justice clinic, working with teens in Orange and Durham Counties in North Carolina, that her life forever changed. At that clinic, Suzanne worked with underprivileged juveniles and their families, representing them through the entirety of the juvenile justice process. That clinical experience made Suzanne realize that her calling in life was to be a criminal defense attorney and to be there for people in their time of greatest need. Suzanne is passionate about her cases and her clients. She has developed a reputation as an attorney that is detail-oriented, has a heart of excellence, and goes above and beyond for her clients. Suzanne’s philosophy is to treat every single client like they are a member of her family.

Prior to joining Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, Suzanne had an extensive criminal and traffic practice in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County and handled hundreds of criminal and traffic cases across the State of Maryland. After several years of maintaining her own practice, in 2018 Suzanne wished to practice with the best criminal defense attorneys in Maryland, so she sought out Cochran & Chhabra because of their reputation for excellence.

Suzanne has been very active in the Maryland legal community. She’s a Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association (MCDAA) member and has chaired the Mentorship and Special Projects Committees of the Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division. Suzanne has been recognized as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine from 2014 – 2024. In 2013, she received the Howard County Bar Association Service Award. Suzanne’s writings include Juvenile Justice is Not Just Kid Stuff: The Forgotten Side of Fairness and Due Process, 9 Dartmouth Law Journal 87 (Fall 2011).

Suzanne currently resides in Baltimore with her husband, Brian, her son, and their two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys exploring different cities and towns in Maryland, spending time with her husband and son, and retreating to Ocean City, Maryland on the weekends.

Criminal Law

  • Weapons Offenses
  • Drug Crimes
  • Property Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Nuisance Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses

Traffic Offenses

  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Driving Without a License
  • Speeding Tickets
  • CDL Issues
  • Provisional License Issues
  • Medical Advisory Board (MAB) Issues
  • Ignition Interlock Violations

Administrative Law

  • MVA Hearings
    • Points Suspension Hearings
    • License Revocation Hearings
    • Administrative Per Se Hearings
    • Violation of Provisional Licensing Requirements
    • Ignition Interlock Violation Hearings
  • Medical Advisory Board (MAB) Hearings

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland


  • Juvenile Justice is Not Just Kid Stuff: The Forgotten Side of Fairness and Due Process, 9 Dartmouth Law Journal 87 (Fall 2011)

Awards & Citations

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 – 2023)
  • Howard County Bar Association Service Award (2013)


  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD Bachelor of Arts, 2007
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Juris Doctor, 2010
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