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Susan’s practice focuses on the representation of attorneys in professional liability matters.  Experience includes business and commercial litigation; personal injury and professional negligence; health care litigation and regulatory matters; mental health; housing discrimination.


Practice areas


  1. Civil Litigation: 90%
  2. Professional Liability: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Barbara June Rhoads-Weaver

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Susan and I were co-counsel on a matter. She was always well prepared and professional despite the trying circumstances and personalities involved.


    Barbara Rhoads-Weaver Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S.

901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98164-2047


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Professional Liability Litigation Committee Leadership PanelMember2012 - 2014
King County Bar Association, Judicial Conferencing CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Family Law CASA of King CountySecretary2010 - 2010
Family Law CASA of King CountyPresident2008 - 2009
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLaw Alumni Association Board2007 - 2013
Family Law CASA of King CountyBoard of Directors2005 - 2012
King County Bar Association, Judicial Screening CommitteeCo-Chair2004 - 2005
Court Rules and Procedures CommitteeMember2003 - 2006
King County Bar AssociationTrustee2001 - 2003
King County Bar Association, Judicial Screening CommitteeMember2000 - Present
King County Bar AssociationSecretary2000 - 2001
Seattle Institute for Oriental MedicineAdvisory Board1999 - Present
Medical-Legal CommitteeChairman1998 - 1999
Community Legal Services CommitteeMember1997 - 2002
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLaw Alumni Association Board1997 - 2000
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Breach of Fiduciary DutyDefense
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of WashingtonPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Solo/Small Firm SectionEthics and Rick Management for Solo and Small Firm Attorneys2013
Annual Tort Law UpdateEthics Update2013
PLUS NW ConferenceTrends in Attorney Professional Liability: Claims, Grievances and Recent Cases2012
Annual Tort Law UpdateLawyer Professional Liability2012
50 Ways to Lose Your Client: Pitfalls Every Business Lawyer Should AvoidThe Fundamentals of a Risk Management and Loss Prevention Program2006
13th Annual Professional Responsibility InstituteRecent Developments in Legal Malpractice and Other Theories of Lawyer Liability2005