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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Principal||Private Law Practice||1994 - Present|
|Associate||Schlussel, Drazin & Dowty||1985 - 1986|
|Staff attorney||Hyatt Legal Services||1984 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania||Immediate Past President||2013 - Present|
|Gateway to Collaboration||Founding Member||2013 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2007 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section||Secretary||N/A|
|Allegheny County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Newsletter||To Sue or Not to Sue: Using Collaborative Law to Resolve Civil Disputes||2015|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Newsletter||Alternative Dispute Resolution Options||2014|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Allegheny College||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Second Saturdays||Divorce Preparation||2013|
|Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training||Collaborative Practice||2013|
|Collaborative Practice Basic Training||Collaborative Practice||2012|
Posted by Adam
Susan helped to guide me through a very difficult time in my life. The collaborative process made this challenge more humane and personal and I would highly recommend Susan and the process to anyone going through a divorce. Susan worked hard to keep things flowing smoothly and worked well with the collaborative team.
I have hired her to do further estate planning work and am confident she will do the same great job for me as I move forward.
Posted by Kristi
When I went through my divorce, my ex-husband moved back to his home state right after we separated, so going to court/mediation in person wasn't an option. There were no children or pets involved, no house, and our assets were already split, but the thought of going through a long distance divorce seemed very daunting. I called around the city of Pittsburgh to look for an attorney who would accept a case involving a long distance separation. Susan accepted my case. The divorce process went a lot smoother than I thought it would go. She and my ex-husband's attorney (who was also in his home state) were very quick, courteous and cooperative with one another during the process. She also kept me in the loop with everything, including all correspondence with my ex-husband's attorney, which was done via phone, mail and email. She was very knowledgeable, at ease with everything, and I would highly recommend her!
Avram Rosen, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I have faced Susan on the other side of litigation and negotiation. She is both a worthy opponent and an amicable negotiator. Susan is smart, prepared, passionate, practical and reasonable. All the things you want in a family law attorney. Her collaborative law practice is especially well known in the legal community. I highly endorse Susan for all aspects of family law.
Paula Hopkins, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer, for all matters but particularly for the collaborative divorce process. Susan and I have successfully concluded a collaborative divorce and Susan's patient, intelligent contributions to the process helped to insure our success. In addition, as President of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Susan did an excellent job of working toward our goal of educating the public and the legal community about the collaborative process.
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