Medlin Law Firm - November 2020

could become legal citizens. Her life goal is now to help anyone she can by utilizing her skills in the legal field.


And for the past six years, she has done just that — but not in the area of law that many might assume. After taking a public defender clinic in law school, she fell in love with criminal defense law. When our firm first met Suzy, it was through sheer luck. Matt Peacock was standing in line in the Johnson County court, and Suzy asked Matt if she was in the right place, since she’d never been to Johnson County before. Over time, our firm grew familiar with her, and, as soon as we needed a bilingual attorney, we offered her a job. The rest is history. “The staff here are amazing,” Suzy was proud to tell us, “from the way they talk to clients to the way they handle things right away.” She explained that there are never false promises, which is especially comforting for those who are distrusting of lawyers in the beginning. When Suzy isn’t in court, she’s often watching American college football (go Oklahoma Sooners!). Her boyfriend also has a run club, and they frequently run together.

The True Story of Our New Bilingual Attorney

Growing up, Suzy believed that she was born and raised as an American citizen. Then, when she was 13 years old, her family went to the immigration office to have their yearly fingerprints taken. Suzy’s mother was detained — apparently there had been a deportation order for her for a long time. And that’s when Suzy found out the truth: She was born in Nicaragua and came to the States when she was two years old.

Luckily, she was put under her stepfather’s custody, and he immediately got attorneys, which helped Suzy’s mother remain in the States until they could figure out a solution. Her stepfather not only helped stop the deportation, but he also helped Suzy and her mother go through the process so they

Welcome to the Medlin Law Firm, Suzy! We’re so glad to have you.

Zesty Orange Cranberry Sauce Skip the can-shaped cranberry sauce this year and bring a jar of homemade sauce to Thanksgiving instead. This easy recipe can be made ahead of the big event and keeps for 10 days in the fridge.



1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed

1/2 cup water

3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar

12 oz fresh cranberries

2 tsp orange zest

Salt to taste


1. In a medium saucepan, heat the orange juice, water, and sugar to a boil. Add other ingredients, then bring mixture back to boiling.

2. Reduce the heat to medium and cook gently for 10–12 minutes, until the cranberries burst.

3. Transfer the sauce to a bowl or jar, cover, and refrigerate until serving. | Pg. 3

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