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Susan Elizabeth Bassford Wilson

Employment and labor Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 14 years
    Missouri - MO 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2009
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2008
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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Susan Bassford Wilson specializes in management-side employment law, particularly focusing on litigation prevention. She handles a wide range of employment matters in federal and state courts across Missouri and Illinois, as well as successfully representing employers in administrative matters and mediation. 

Susan enjoys assisting employers in proactively dealing with employee issues through policy development, training and best practices.  She frequently presents and provides training to human resources, trade and employer groups on a variety of employment law issues, such as social media polices and termination procedures.  Susan earned her law degree from the University of Michigan, and her undergraduate degrees in journalism and psychology from the University of Missouri.

Susan serves as co-chair of Constangy's e-Law Practice Group, and is also a member of the firm's Diversity Council.


Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
7733 Forsyth Blvd Ste 1325
Saint Louis, MO, 63105-1850

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLC
  • 2010 - Present


  • University of Michigan
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Missouri
  • B.J.
  • 2005
  • University of Missouri
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brown v. Con-way Freight Inc.
  • Motion for summary judgment granted.


  • Sacred Selections Adoptions, St. Louis Chapter
  • Founding Board Member and Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mizzou Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alumni Association of the University of Michigan
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • Women in eDiscovery, St. Louis Chapter
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Chair of E-Discovery & Social Media Issues Subcommittee
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Human Resource Management Association of Greater St. Louis (HRMA)
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri & Kansas Rising Star in Employment & Labor
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Coro™ Women in Leadership Program, Class 62
  • FOCUS St. Louis
  • 2014
  • Missouri & Kansas Rising Star in Employment & Labor
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Missouri & Kansas Rising Star in Employment & Labor
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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  • AAIM Employers' Association Connections Quarterly
  • Where No Signature Has Gone Before: E-Signatures
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring 2015 Educational Conference
  • Creating a Positive Work Environment
  • 2015
  • Social Media & Digital Marketing Seminar
  • What Every Employer Needs to Know About Social Media
  • 2015
  • EMPOWER Human Resources and Management Conference
  • BYOD: Bring your own device or bring your own disaster?
  • 2015
  • Annual Legal Update
  • Defriending Facebook: Social Media Perils and Pitfalls
  • 2015
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Susan Elizabeth Bassford Wilson
Employment and labor Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 15 years