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Susan L. Angell, Esq. is an attorney practicing in Orange County California.  Her practice focuses on family law, and Nursing license defense disciplinary hearings, pharmacy license defense and landlord tenant real estate disputes.  Other interests include medical malpractice defense.  Sue can be contacted directly at (949)300-4888 or She is admitted to practice in California, the 9th district Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Sue has represented both husband’s and wife’s in divorce, custody, support and community property cases.  She has also defended hundreds of claims against nurses, nurse practitioners, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, doctors and clinics and has defended premises liability claims on behalf of residential landlords and businesses of various types. She has been involved in hundreds of trials, arbitrations and mediations.  Sue is also a licensed Real Estate Broker knowledgeable in short sales and other real estate matters. 

Ms. Angell was raised in Ukiah, Mendocino County, part of Northern California's wine country, where her parents, (Vince Angell alumni of UCSF Pharmacy School and Margaret Angell Cal. Berkeley political science major then high school teacher), owned a local pharmacy and sparked her interests in both medicine and law. Sue graduated from the University of San Francisco, with honors in 1977, with a B.S. degree in Nursing, followed by a M.S.N. and Nurse Practitioner Certificate from California State University Long Beach.   Prior to law school she worked as a Nurse Practitioner and Director of Nursing, taught classes through the nursing outreach program at University of California Irvine Medical Center, and performed medical/legal chart reviews. She is a former member of the Orange County Health Planning Counsel. 

Ms. Angell obtained her law degree in 1996 from Thomas Jefferson College of Law in San Diego, graduating Cum Laude. While in law school she was a member of Law Review, received 3 American Jurisprudence awards and a CALI award for academic excellence. She also had the distinction of completing a Judicial Internship in Civil Law & Motion and was a certified law clerk for the San Diego District Attorney's Office.

Ms. Angell handles cases in Orange County and Riverside County California. Her practice is enhanced by her participation in the Orange County Bar Association family law section, TANNA So. Cal. Asso. of Realtors and the Orange County MLS.

You can contact her at (949)300-4888 or



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    19 years, 607 cases
  2. Family: 50%
    19 years, 1.3 thousand cases



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21769 Tahoe Ln
Lake Forest, CA, 92630


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum LaudeLaw School1997
American Jurisprudence AwardThomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association1997
CALIThomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerAngell Law Office2005 - Present
AttorneyCreason & Aarvig2003 - Present
AttorneyBonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'keefe & Nichols2002 - 2003
AttorneyLewis & D'Amato2001 - 2002
AttorneyGinsburg, Cotkins, and Collins2000 - 2001
AttorneyO'flaugherty & Belgum1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Board of RealtorsMember2007 - Present
National Association of Nurse AttorneysMember1997 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
California State University, Long BeachNursingMS - Master of Science1988
University of San FranciscoNursingBS - Bachelor of Science1977