Susan grew up in the Midwest in a blended, multi-generational household that taught her to value family connections and respect her elders. She spent her early career in the financial services industry dealing with clients and their money. This experience taught her to listen and understand what people value. After law school it was natural for Susan to choose a practice area that capitalized on these skills and experience.

Susan is a graduate of Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. She has been a resident of North Texas for 30 years and likes the weather.
 
Susan has practiced law since 1996 and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the American Society on Aging. She is past president of the board of directors of the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas, and Executive Women of Dallas. She is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).