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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    25 years
  2. Trusts: 20%
    25 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    25 years
  4. Mediation: 10%
    25 years
  5. Business: 10%
    25 years

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  • Mark Brian Baer

    I have known Susan for several years. She is very personable, patient and caring. She is an excellent listener, which is very important quality for an estate planning attorney. She is also very good at explaining possible negative consequences that could occur if she does what they ask her to do. As a result, she is able to effectively steer her clients away from making bad decisions. I endorse this lawyer.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Election to Executive CommitteeState Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm Section2011
Completion of 40 Hour Mediation TrainingDispute Resolution ServicesN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Mediation CoordinatorCalifornia Lawyers for the Arts1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm SectionChair of Executive Committee2014 - Present
Beverly Hills Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaExecutive Committee, Solo and Small Firm SectionN/A
State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm SectionVice Chair2013 - 2014
State Bar of California, Small Firm SectionTreasurer2012 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)Leaving a Legal Legacy2012
Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)Animal Pragmatism: Pet Trusts2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Reed CollegeN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Probate Boot CampProbating an Estate that Includes a Business2014
How to Offer Big Firm Services on a Solo or Small Firm BudgetLaw Practice Management2013
Ethical Will Writer’s WorkshopEthical Wills2013
The Probate Process from Start to FinishProbate2012
Setting Up and Streamlining a Solo Law PracticeLaw Practice Management2012