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Susan G. Bluer

Employment and labor Attorney at San Francisco, CA

4.6   24 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%
    Severance review and negotiations, Employment Contract and Offer letter negotiations, Reasonable Accommodation advice, Investigations, Retaliation advice, Wage and Hour claims and representation.

    37 years

  2. Discrimination
    20%

  3. Sexual harassment
    20%

  4. Wrongful termination
    20%

ARE YOU HAVING A PROBLEM AT WORK? LET ME ASSIST YOU IN GETTING THE OUTCOME YOU NEED QUICKLY.

Susan is a highly experienced employment lawyer, with over 30 years representing large corporations, small businesses, non-profits, and individuals; She is aggressive, innovative and committed to getting the best resolution possible for her clients in the shortest amount of time.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022

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Location

Bluer & Bluer, LLP

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2015
Under-promised and OVER-Delivered!
Have you ever had a bully and had someone else just punch them in the face for you? And knock them out cold? I am a black man who chose corporate America and was bullied out of the door by a big company. I had been treated like a second class citizen when ironically I was the most productive member in my group. The shock of the situation left me depressed, questioning myself, and overall pessimistic despite my solid career track record. Three referrals later, I was introduced to Susan Bluer. I didn't know that my life was literally about to change. I couldn't believe how she was a combination of super smart (she talks and processes things very fast and efficient) with unbelievable knowledge and experience, and also having the heart of a proactive frontline civil rights activist. And yes, I also detected in the way that she treated and addressed me, most beautiful of all, the heart of a Mother. Immediately upon contact the company began outrageously lying about my performance and character. The ferocity that Susan responded with was unreal. Trust me, it would make you cry because it showed her passion in being connected to the situation. They pissed her off big time, and boy did she make them pay. She under-promised and over-delivered. Susan is an Angel. I am extremely thankful for her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2013
Settlement in record time with exceptional outcome
My experience with Susan was simply amazing. Her professionalism is second to none. Upon meeting with her the first time, she clearly outlined what was possible for the scope of the settlement. She advised me on what was realistic and what it would take to get what I wanted. Within a few days we were able to move forward with our plan. Just as she described we moved forward to an excellent resolution with very low stress and expert guidance all along the way by Susan. I would recommend her 10 times out of 10.
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Posted by Tracey | March 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible employee advocate and amazing human!
Susan is an unparalleled employee advocate. Beyond her extraordinary legal prowess, she is incredibly responsive, honest to a fault and does so with tremendous integrity. I would recommend her to anyone who has experienced discrimination or mistreatment in the workplace. She will have your back and will do so with grace and kindness.
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Posted by Haven | December 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
[Bluer Law] ADA Accommodation
Hired to handle an ADA Accommodation issue, turning employer's unhelpful solutions into a more adaptive approach of hybrid work. Without Bluer Law, it would've trended towards a significant loss and increase in stress.
Posted by Josh | November 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Susan got me the offer I deserved
My employer wanted me to sign a new employment agreement that was lean on compensation and rich with terms and conditions. Susan asked me for the background and then rewrote their agreement to suit my situation. I took three rounds of revisions but the final agreement is much better for me (and better for everyone involved). She is thoughtful, smart, and tough when the moment calls for standing your ground. I will rehire her without hesitation when the need arises.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Susan was excellent and even worked through her vacation! She was able to negotiate a quick and favorable settlement for me. Highly recommend Susan as she will support you at every stage and fight for you.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Susan was sharp, extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and provided highly efficient and effective counsel. Truly appreciated having Susan’s support in resolving my matters favorably! Highly recommend for employment matters from joining to separation.
Posted by John | June 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience working with Susan Bluer.
I had the opportunity to work with Susan to assist me in negotiating a fair severance agreement. Susan understood very quickly my situation and what I hoped to accomplished with my agreement. She was easy to work with and was able to negotiate on my behave a very favorable agreement. I would highly recommend her for anyone else needed services similar to mine.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timely help
Susan Bluer is great to work with! She works fast and very efficiently, is thorough but also very conscientious about making good use of time. She is a clear communicator and walks through the process both ahead of time and as things progress. In addition, she made herself available when questions arise in the process. HIGHLY recommend Susan*****
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job exit severance
Susan did a fantastic job in negotiating a severance for my job exit. She is quick, concise and to the point, as well as fiscally responsible in her proceedings. Susan advised timing when to resign and type of communication. She established a solid ground with my employer and able to deal respectfully but strongly.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Susan's amazing!
I went to Susan during a very difficult time with a situation at work. She was unbelievably helpful in explaining how things were going to work and the steps I needed to take. She was also very supportive in helping me get through everything. I got a very positive outcome and I know that it was entirely because of Susan.
Posted by Soo | June 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I found Susan through the San Francisco Bar Association’s referral program to protect my rights against a wrongful termination of my employment. Words cannot describe how appreciative I am to get a consultation from her. If anyone needed a legal counsel on an employment case, I would STRONGLY recommend Susan without hesitation for the following reasons. Most of all, Susan is a compassionate listener and an excellent attorney who truly understands your goals and goes above and beyond for you. She genuinely empathized with my feelings and carefully listened to my story and concerns. As a result, she was able to negotiate for a creative and unique severance package that suit my situation better within less than a week! Secondly, Susan is considerate of your time and responds to you and your opposing lawyer’s requests/inquiries in such a timely manner. On average, she replied within 30 minutes (mostly less than 5 minutes!!). Whenever I had a question about my case, she always made time to talk to me (even when she was out of town). Last but not least, anyone seeking for a legal counsel may be worried about $$ charged by his/her lawyer. Susan, however, was always upfront and honest about the fees. I appreciate her honesty and professionalism. — Thank you so much for your help Susan! I am truly grateful to know you and I hope other people like me could get help from you too! :)
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Posted by Dana | April 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
I was in a difficult place with an employment contract that was being challenged and I was ready to leave. Susan did an amazing job at first defending my contract, and then negotiating me out of it. She not only was a strong and decisive advocate on my behalf but also coached me through a very difficult time. If you are an employee who needs defense - she is the best!
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Posted by Samantha | March 11, 2017
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Compassionate, effective, and empowering legal representation. Susan Bluer is a dream come true of an attorney!
I had an overwhelmingly positive experience being represented by Susan Bluer. She advocated for me in a work harassment scenario, in which it took me longer than the statute of limitations to seek legal counsel. That did not stop her from successfully and efficiently advocating for an agreement with the corporation I was leaving that would give me a year's worth of therapy funds, and additional funds for emotional distress. I hired Susan in a moment when I felt powerless and degraded, and she managed to prop me up with clear communication, answering all my questions and keeping me on track in the midst of an emotionally overwhelming legal process. She worked efficiently and professionally, and was very clear about the amount of time she would need from the beginning, showing me that she really cared about working out a just solution while being respectful and transparent about the hours and compensation required. Not only did she successfully work with the corporation's legal team to pay me the full amount she requested (and was also fully transparent about how she was determining the amount she thought I was owed), but she also really took to heart my concerns about how restrictive the legal agreement was for what I would be able to share about my experiences leading up to seeking counsel, and advocated for an adjustment of the wording into something that I felt comfortable signing. That meant a lot to me, as I did not want to leave the situation feeling like I had a threat looming over my head as I continued to process what I had experienced. Her work, and the friendly, compassionate, professionalism she showed me made a huge impact on me. Thanks to Susan, I now feel empowered and compensated for damages, and I would recommend her services wholeheartedly to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I got much more than I asked for!
I initially went to Susan for advice on how to respond to my Severance agreement. Susan immediately noticed and advised me after I gave her my details, that there was probably a better direction I could take. She guided me through the process and took a firm approach with my old employers lawyer. She did not give up until they gave in and agreed to what we were asking for. She stuck to her belief that what we were asking for was fair and that I had been wronged by the company. She was willing to fight until the end result was what we were seeking. She was tough on me in a few instances, but forced me to stay on topic and did not let me give up when it got tough to deal with. She went the extra mile by meeting with me on weekends and staying in contact at all times no matter what time of day it was. Be prepared to deal with a tough lady... but isn't that why your hiring a lawyer in the first place? Hire her, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Alison | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You won't do better!
After finding myself in a nearly untenable employment situation, I contacted Atty. Bluer on short notice and she stepped in and got the job done, lightning speed. At a most stressful time, Susan helped me navigate the waters providing counsel, information and advice to land a most favorable settlement for her client (me.) I put myself fully in her hands and she took the lead. Ms. Bluer not only knows her area of expertise inside and out, she suffers no fools and has a finely hones bullsh*t detector. Susan will get the job done so you can sleep at night, again. Thank you, Susan, for your hard work and dedication to your clients.
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Posted by Jason | January 30, 2015
Valuable insights
I found Susan through the San Francisco Bar Association's lawyer referral program. I was starting a new job and was hoping to get a lawyer's perspective on my new employment contract. Susan went through my contract, explained each section to me, and then wrote modifications to the contract based on our mutually agreed upon perspective. I presented Susan's modifications to my prospective new employer's legal team and they agreed to all the changes. Thanks to Susan I now have a much stronger employment contract than I would have had otherwise. For a young professional like myself think of Susan's advice as insurance. Every dollar you invest in her insight will pay dividends in the future!
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2014
Most efficient and effective legal counsel
Susan is the most efficient and the most effective legal counsel hat you want on your side. She is the most honest and straightforward of all too. From the moment I met her, Susan has kept impressing me. First, she was very well prepared before our first meeting, came in with already a full grasp of my situation. She covered all my concerns in an open and honest manner. She went on to uncover my hidden concerns, fears, and hesitations and provided me with realistic expectations like a personal counsel speaking beyond legal matters. Once I retained her as my legal counsel, she was brutally fast and efficient. The resolution came within hours, and the matter was finalized amicably and professionally with all parties within days. She kept me fully informed all along. Especially impressed I was with Susan's following up to make sure the system worked as stated, agreed and expected in the resolution. It happens all the time, agreements can be violated deliberately and routinely. Susan Bluer reinstated my confidence and trust in our legal system and workers rights. I recommend her enthusiastically without any reservations.
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Posted by Cathy | July 6, 2012
Susan is great!
I never needed a lawyer before, so with trepidation I called Susan, who answered the phone herself and agreed to help me, and gave me an appointment right away. She was aggressive, as her own bio says, but I thought, "this is the kind of lawyer I need!" In sum, I found her Challenging, Concise, Competent, and Comforting. She knows employment law, answered all my questions, walked me through my concerns, and worked quickly to get the best deal for me. She advocates for her clients, and does it well. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Celeste | May 23, 2011
Susan is a powerhouse!
I am writing to provide my very strongest recommendation for Susan Bluer. Susan is a "powerhouse"; she doesn't spend much time trying to think of what to do because she is a "doer"- her wealth of experience and knowledge in representing and protecting her clients is intuitive. In negotiations, Susan is a force, and I say this in a most complimentary way. She has no patience with pretension and idleness - she will get the job done efficiently and at reasonable cost. She does not waste time babying clients through the process, but will educate you to give you the self-confidence and self-reliance to be successful. Susan is a good person, considerate of her clients and sensitive to their needs. If you team up with her she will undoubtedly win your case and do it very well. Susan Bluer is simply a winner.
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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bluer & Bluer, LLP
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Molly Martell v. Genomic Health
  • Confidential

Associations

  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • Member, Judiciary Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • San Francisco Lawyer Referral Service
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • Chair, Judiciary Committee
  • 2009 - 2012
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Publications

  • California Labor & Employment Law Quarterly
  • After Ellen, What Next?: Understanding and Responding to Sexual Orientation Bias in the Workplace
  • 1998
  • California Lawyer Magazine
  • Eliminating Sexual Orientation Bias
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • CPUC Utilities Supplier Diversity Program
  • Elimination of Sexual Orientation Bias
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Susan
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is a very experienced labor and employment lawyer, and brings her deep knowledge of the employer's side to her representation of employee clients. (She still works for employers as well.) She is super-articulate and understanding. Empathy is a key quality for lawyers, and Susan has it. I endorse Susan Bluer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is a talented and dogged advocate for her clients. Her skills as a litigator are well known and respected, but it is her commitment to the well being of her clients that really sets her apart. I endorse her gladly."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Susan Bluer is a first class attorney who provides quality representation for her clients. She will aggressively litigate when needed, but she keenly recognizes this is not always in the client’s best interests. Her legal advice and recommended solutions are customized for each client. I have found Susan to be very skilled, professional, understanding, and practical. She is very knowledgeable regarding employment law and the challenges of today’s workplace."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan Bluer is a smart and experienced attorney for employment related legal issues. She is especially good at making a quick assessment of her client's legal needs and working quickly to get their issues resolved as efficiently as possible. I highly recommend Susan to people who are having issues with their employment, or who have been unjustly fired or disciplined. She is excellent."

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San Francisco Employment and labor Lawyer Susan G. Bluer
Susan G. Bluer
Employment and labor Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 37 years
Free Consultation
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