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At WP&D, we pride ourselves in providing unparalleled legal service to our clients. The attorneys of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC quickly respond to the changing environment and issues facing our clients with reasoned and practical advice. We put our years of extensive experience to work for our clients and advise the best course of action based on specific situations to achieve results.


We are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the legal process in a value-added way that is both efficient and effective. By bringing a personal commitment of service and excellence to each client, we help to identify and meet their individual and business objectives and to exceed their goals.


Licensed in Illinois since 2000, I have spent my entire career representing businesses, business owners, entrepreneurs and employees. I believe that my commitment to service typically suprasses client's expectations. 


I am equally dedicated to the community, providing significant time and effort to supporting numerous not-for profit entities in and around the Northwest Suburbs.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
  2. Real Estate: 25%
  3. Employment: 25%
  4. Litigation: 10%
  5. Debt Agreements: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph Phillip Selbka

    I endorse Susan because she combines strong technical knowledge of corporate and commercial real estate transactions with a practical approach to achieving a business person's goals.


    Joseph Selbka Education Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Susan is a knowledgeable and hard working attorney who is always looking out for her client's best interests. I highly recommend Susan.


    Lynn Palac DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC

3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 390
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200005/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Enterprising Women of the YearEnterprising Women Magazine2015
Who's Who in Business LawDaily Herald Business Ledger2015
Member of the YearNAWBO2014
2009 Influential Women in Business AwardBusiness Ledger/NAWBO2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWaltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Women Business OwnersDirector2013 - Present
Arlington Heights Planning CommissionCommissioner2008 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Buzz A Philanthropic Organization of Dedicated ProfessionalsDirector2005 - Present
Northwest Suburban United WayLegal Counsel2004 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
NWSBA Business Law CommitteeChair2011 - 2013
Rotary ClubMember2007 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Giangrossi v. AndersonSuccessfully defended lawsuit
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Publication nameTitleDate
Business Lawyer BlogYour Illinois Business Lawyer2011
About.comYour Choices for Managing Your LLC - Member or Manager2010
About.comPurchase Options for Buying a Business2010
About.comThe Value of Employment Contracts to a Family Business2010
About.comOwner Agreements Help Prevent Family Business Problems2010
Waltz, Palmer & Dawson LLC NewsletterEmployer Beware – Strict Liability for Sexual Harassment by Supervisors2010
Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC NewsletterThe New FMLA Regulations go into Effect - Are you Ready?2009
Waltz, Palmer & Dawson LLC NewsletterThink the FMLA Doesn't apply to you? Think Again.2008
Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC NewsletterWhy Do I need Corporate Minutes Anyway?2008
Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC NewsletterThe Employee Classification Act - How will it effect your business?2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Ohio UniversityInterpersonal Communications and Legal CommunicationsB.S.C1994
Ohio UniversityJournalismB.S.C1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Concealed Carry, Medical Marijuana and Distracted DrivingUpdate in Illinois Employment Laws2014
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationEmployment Practices for the Law Firm2013
Hiring SeminarBest Practices in Hiring2013
NWSBA Business Law CommitteeNon Compete Agreements in the wake of Reliable Fire Equipment Company v. Arredondo2012
NWSBA Business Law Committee SeminarAsset Protection Strategies2010
Navigating Workers Compensation - What the Employer should knowWorkers Compensation from an Employment Law Perspective2010
DS&P Seminar SeriesThe Social Media Phenomenon: What Employers Should Know2010
Business and Corporate Law CommitteeSocial Media and the Business Owner2010
Workforce ReductionWorkforce Reduction Risks and Strategies2009
Starting a BusinessStarting a Business2008
ADP Open HouseNew Issues Affecting the Illinois Employer2008
Starting A BusinessStarting A Business2007
NWSBA Business Law Committee SeminarCorporation or LLC, a practical guide to these entities2007
ADP Best Practices in Managing Compliance Issues Seminar SeriesPreparing for the No Match Rule2007
ADP Best Practices in Managing Compliance Issues Seminar SeriesEmployee Classification Act: Company Employee or 1099?2007