I have been practicing criminal defense for 22 years. I graduated at the top of my class from the University of San Diego School of Law.
I got into criminal defense because I liked helping people to get through one of the worst periods of their lives with less stress than they ever thought possible. I am there so my clients can get back to their families,their jobs and their life. In many instances, my clients never have to go to Court at all.
I worked as a Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court for years. I am well respected by the Judges, attorneys and prosecutors in Court. I am aggresssive and I will fight for you.
Call for a Free Consultation. My fees are affordable and monthly payment plans are accepted.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Noth County President||Lawyers Club of San Diego||2005|
|Judge ProTem||Superir Court of San Diego||2005|
|Judge ProTem||Superior Court of San Diego||2002|
|Outstanding Dedcation and Servic||North County Bar Association||2002|
|Judge Pro Tem||Superior Court of San Diego||2001|
|Outstndin Dedication and Service||Bar association of North San Diego County||2001|
|Jude Pro Tem||Superior Court of San Diego||2000|
|Judge Pro Tem||Superior Court of San Diego||1999|
|Commnty Outreach Volnteer||Superior Court of San Diego||1999|
|Jude Pro Tem||Superior Court of San Diego||1998|
|Attorney-Owner||Law Office of Susan Burkland||1991 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Criminal Defense Bar of North San Diego County||Attorney Member||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Licensed member||1991 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego (North County chapter)||President and Board Member||2000 - 2006|
|San Diego Superior Court||Judge Pro Tem||1998 - 2005|
|North County Bar Association Criminal Division||Board member||1997 - 2002|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|MCLE||Criminal Defense Practice||2002|