Zarina Suárez O’Hagin
Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Zarina Suárez O’Hagin has been practicing law for over 32 years. She worked at law firms in Chicago for eight years, including at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where she directed of a public school education project. She established her a practice after coming to Vermont in 2000. Her focus at the Network is representation of plaintiffs in relief from abuse cases, and representation of individuals in divorce and parentage cases. She strives to assist her clients in achieving their safety and financial goals through, trying always to prevent a client from agreeing to any unfair arrangement merely out of relief at the end of the abusive relationship.
Zarina grew up in Tucson, went to college in Chicago, and learned there that her heart lies in the north. She was ordained an Episcopal deacon in Chicago in 1998, and serves at St. John’s in the Mountains Church in Stowe. She is also an EMT and serves on the Hardwick Rescue Squad.
One of Zarina’s core values is truth telling. Her gift is to maintain levity in times of stress. Her ready laugh testifies to this commitment.