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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of Arizona||2003|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2002|
|Certified Specialist - Real Estate||State Bar of Arizona||1990|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who In American Law||1990|
|Managing Partner||Susan M. Schauf, PLLC||1985 - Present|
|Attorney||Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana, PC||1983 - 1985|
|Attorney||Bilby, Shoenhair, Warnock & Dolph, P.C.||1978 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||1978 - Present|
|State Bar Of Arizona||Member||1978 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1978 - Present|
|Pima County Bar Association||Member||1978 - Present|
|Arizona Bar Foundation||Founding Member||1978 - Present|
|Arizona Women Lawyers Association||Founding Member||1979 - 2010|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Education||BS - Bachelor of Science||1973|
Posted by anonymous
If I could give less than 1 star, I would.
Susan Schauf, was by far the worst choice I've made in hiring an attorney to help me through my divorce and custody agreement. I was in the military at the time and decided to use an attorney who had familiarity with the military system and why I wasn't able to be present at hearings and the likes. I was looking for someone to represent me in my absence as I was out of state as well, and I wanted an attorney who would only represent my best interest. At first Susan, sold herself as the most knowledgable person for my type of situation, explaining her parents have a military background, and she's also handled many, many other cases like mine. I was pressed for time as my case was coming up soon for court and I wasn't prepared so after speaking with Susan on the phone, and doing the initial phone consult, she assured me she was definitely the one for the job. I agreed to her conditions and the upfront payment because she doesn't charge hourly and we got to work. She sent me the necessary paperwork and we were off to a quick start but after collecting her payment, suddenly her work flow slowed with me. No longer was she available to talk on the phone and put her assistant on my case for everything. Though her assistant tried her best, Cheryl wasn't quite up for the increased workload. Cheryl was also only an assistant and not a paralegal so her knowledge of the system and helping me with my questions wasn't much help.
Susan, was very condescending towards me, often talking down to me as if she knew everything and I was nothing but a mere mortal to her superiority of knowledge and experience. Countless times she referenced me by the wrong name and couldn't remember much about my case. She claimed to have tried contacting me many times over but I received no such thing. She even went as far as to say she sent me mail because she couldn't get me on the phone but when asked if she sent it certified, she got very defensive and stated by law she didn't have to, so no. I was very dissatisfied with her demeanor towards me, as she appeared to be irritated and furthermore too busy to really care about my concerns. I was very displeased with her overall.
During the opening statement of my case Susan, wanted to make it known to the court that we will not be arguing anything today and will accept w/e judgement comes of this with no qualms about it. She stated how I was uncooperative and how at this point she had checked out from helping me in anyway, however, still took all my money. Upon asking her to explain herself and her actions, she said the case was over and that I would be responsible for paying her more money to pursue a different outcome and I would also absorb the fees of the other party. I came to find out that was another lie.
Susan, spent more time talking to my ex wife and her attorney than she did talking to me. I feel that she gave a subpar effort in her attempts at helping me. As my hired attorney, she should have done more to help me through my case and understand the system. I feel as if she simply took my money and ran. She was very hard to reach, she offered no guidance or understanding of the process, failed to keep me in the loop of where we were at, made friends with the other party and her attorney but was nothing but abrasive and condescending towards me. The fact that she wanted to be on record stating we would accept any judgement on my behalf was wrong and she should be disbarred for such actions, in my opinion.
Please look else where for someone who will work for you and not represent you and your interests.
Posted by Courtney Kuker (Vroman)
DO NOT USE THIS ATTORNEY! You will be extremely disappointed! When you first meet with her she will tell you that she's so much better than any other attorney in Tucson and she'll do so much more for you. She will justify why her prices are way higher than any other attorney. I paid her over $5500.00, and I got absolutely nothing in return but email correspondence back-and-forth with her. (yes, she charged me for each and every single email) she was so horrible that I actually went and found another attorney that completely saved my whole entire divorce. She's completely condescending when she talks to you AND extremely rude. the amount of work she does is completely disheartening. Her legal assistant will do most of the work and tries her very best but obviously she's not the attorney. I tried my hardest to get my hard earned money back and I was very unsuccessful, so I thought if I could save somebody thousands of dollars especially in a time of emotional distress it would be worth it for me. She makes you play a flat see upfront which absolutely will not cover anything and make it impossible for you to move forward or get any payment back. She claims that she works with military and I was military and she did absolutely nothing for me except for lose every single battle. We went to court and she didn't even know what was going on she completely confused everybody and it was horribly embarrassing. She also does not have a professional appearance. she wears way too much make up and looks like a complete clown. she wears hair extensions that can be shown and tries her best with plastic surgery to cover it all up. It was a complete disgrace to my family. Please hire an attorney that cares about your case your well-being and of course your future. Going to a divorce is extremely difficult so you need someone that will actually benefit you and help you. There are several awesome attorneys in Tucson my recommendation would be Reagen Kulseth. I I can be reached if you have any further questions or if you need to see any kind of documentation. Trust me read the reviews on this lady google search her and follow it! People have completely had their life destroyed because of this lady. Ask other attorneys about her as well...horrible lady!
Posted by Jason
I first heard about Susan from a coworker who had used her services and was pleased, at a time when my attorney was difficult to contact or always seemed to be working on someone else's case. After hearing about my coworkers positive review of Susan, I went and talked to her. She took the time to talk to me about what to expect and what the law states regarding divorce.
Shortly after moving my file over to her office, Susan picked up all the short-comings my previous attorney had either missed or just not completed. I went from feeling like a mushroom, to being in the loop of information and my former spouse's attorney then became the one dragging his feet and not getting paperwork done. My divorce has dragged on, but not by any doing of Susan. She has pushed and pulled as much as she could, and I am very pleased with the outcome of my settlement. I highly recommend her if you need her. Divorce is an ugly thing and I felt very comfortable having her handle my case.
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