Susan's practice areas include elder law, estate planning, probate, probate litigation, guardianships, and trust law including special needs trusts for the disabled.
Susan is the only Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) in North Dakota and Northern Minnesota.
Susan is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and is a former State Chair for North Dakota.
In addition to practicing law, Susan continues to hold licensure as a Registered Nurse in North Dakota.
Susan is also a certified mediator specializing in contested probate and guardianship matters, having received her training at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Susan received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, and her Associate's Degree in Nursing from North Dakota State University. Susan graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School Of Law.
Susan gives frequent presentations on all areas of elder law and has written numerous articles on elder law topics for newspapers, magazines and newsletters. Susan was selected as a Great Plains Super Lawyer for exhibiting excellence in her areas of practice. Susan was also named a Minnesota Law and Politics Rising Star.
Susan is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota, and is a member of the Probate & Trust Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, North Dakota State Bar Association and is also a member of the Red River Valley Estate Planning Council.
Susan is the Chair of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar Association of North Dakota.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1997||09/18/2021|
|ND||Authorized to Practice Law||1997||10/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Elder Law Attorney||National Elder Law Foundation||2002|
|Certified Mediator||Northwestern University||2002|
|Owner Attorney and President||JD LEGAL PLANNING PLLC||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Vogel Law Firm, Ltd. (Formerly Gunhus Law Firm)||1997 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American College of Trust and Estate Counsel||Fellow||2012 - Present|
|North Dakota State Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Chair||2008 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||1999 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||1997 - Present|
|Cass County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Clay County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Red River Valley Estate Planning Council||Member||1997 - Present|
|North Dakota Board of Nursing||Registered Nurse||1988 - Present|
|American College of Trust and Estate Counsel||Former North Dakota State Chair||2013 - 2020|
|University of North Dakota School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|North Dakota State University||BS - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration||1994|
|North Dakota State University||Associates Degree in Nursing (R.N.)||1985|
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