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
BAR ADMISSIONS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
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
The Missouri Bar
SEMINARS & PUBLICATIONS
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.