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DIRECT LINE: (816) 292-7060
FAX: (816) 292-7050

Practice Areas

Insurance Coverage/Insurance Defense
Commercial/Business Litigation

Susan P.

Susan first joined the firm as a paralegal and three years later, decided to pursue a law degree, thereafter, returning home to Brown & Ruprecht.

She has a background in foreign language and policy studies and a brief encounter with the Army at USMA West Point both as a student and later as a summer physical training instructor.

While in law school, Susan served as the President of UMKC’s Federal Bar Association and today she contributes to the FBA’s Kansas and Western Missouri Chapter as the inaugural Chair of the Newer Lawyers Committee.

Susan focuses her practice on complex construction litigation including large scale federal contracts, surety defense, small business matters, and general litigation.

In her off-duty time, Susan serves on the Board of her neighborhood homes association, has enjoyed small scale campaign management, and a variety of other civic pursuits.


B.A., Chinese Language and Policy Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

J.D., University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Law

Honors & Awards

CALI Award for Entrepreneurial Law & Practice Clinic



U.S. District Court – Western District of Missouri

Bankruptcy Court – Western District of Missouri

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

The Missouri Bar


Panel speaker at the Kauffman Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurship Week and other KC / Entrepreneurial / Civic events on the topic of Emerging Technology and Public Policy.

Contributor to a Model Data Handling Policy which provides cities with principals, policies, and procedures to address their responsibilities and opportunities in the realm of data handling. Slated to participate in drafting a second iteration of the MDHP with collaborators across the nation, through the MetroLab network.