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About me

I joined this firm in 1989 and focus my practice
exclusively on workers' compensation cases.  I actively fight for
the rights of California and Bay Area working men and women; I am a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law, and have lectured widely on the subject. 

I pride myself for being an active member of the California Applicant Attorneys' Association (CAAA), a statewide association of attorneys representing injured
workers. I have served as the past president of CAAA and am a current
member of the Board of Governors, the current Chair of the Policy
Steering Committee, and  the founder of the San Francisco chapter.  Our work at CAAA has gone miles in making the lives of workers who suffer work-related injuries and illnesses much better.

I am very proud of receiving an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of lawyers. 
This is the highest possible rating an attorney can receive, indicating
that my peers rank me at the highest levels of professionalism and
ethical standards.



Languages spoken: Spanish, Hindi, Arabic

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%



Contingent (12-15%)

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Sue and I started in this business at the same firm over 20 years ago. Whenever I need a second opinion or just some sound advice I call Sue. She really cares about her clients and works works harder than anyone I know.


    Robert Wyman Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brett A. Borah

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Ms. Borg for over 15 years. She is one of the brightest and most hard working attorneys in the field of w.c. She is well recognized by her colleagues as a great advocate for injured workers.


    Brett Borah Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Durard McKenna & Borg

2015 Pioneer Court Suite A

San Mateo, CA, 94403-1736



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline, Probation; no Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2003


    This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale Hubbell2011
AV Rating Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale Hubbell2011
Above and Beyon AwardCalifornia Applicant's Attorneys Association2010
Above and Beyond AwardCalifornia Applicants Attorneys Association2007
Applicant Attorney of the YearSan Francisco Chapter, California Applicants Attorneys Association2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Applicant's Attorneys AssociationPresident2007 - Present
California Applicant's Attorneys AssociationPresident-Elect2006 - 2007
California Applicant's Attorneys AssociationTreasurer2005 - 2006
California Applicant's Attorneys AssociationSecretary2004 - 2005
San Francisco Chapter, California Applicant's Attorneys AssociationPresident1996 - 1999
State Bar of California Executive Committee on Workers CompensationMember1993 - 1996
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Carnegie Mellon UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CAAA Winter ConventionApportionment: Causation-- Has Mrs. Paulsgraff fallen off the train?2010
CAAA University 3The Legal Perspective: Understanding how this differs from the Medical Perspective2010
CAAA Medical-Legal SeminarEverything Physicians & Attorneys Need to Know About Apportionment2010
CAAA Summer ConventionBenson Fallout (The How and Why of Combining Disabilities with Multiple Dates of Injuries)2009
CAAA Fall SeminarWhere the Rubber Meets the Road2009
Hawaii SeminarTrends in Workers' Compensation: Legislative Medical & Legal2008
CAAA Summer ConventionEAMS Implementation2008
Paralegal and Medical Support Staff SeminarNavigating the New Law2005
Annual Rating SeminarPermanent Disability2005
CAAA University NorthIntroduction: What is Comp?2004
CAAA University NorthProcedure I and II2004
Staff SeminarSeeing a New Client in 2003/Seeing a New Patient in 20032003
CAAA University- NorthProcedure I and II2002
CAAA Unviersity NorthProcedure2001
Annual Rating SeminarUpper Extremities: Occupational Variants and Writing the Medical Report2000
Annual Rating SeminarMedical Report: Lawyers, analytical skills and rating2000
CAAA Summer ConventionTaking the Treating Doctor Deposition1999
CAAA Summer ConventionBack to Basics: Basic Settlement1996
Annual Talk to RSI GroupWorkers Compensation UpdateN/A