This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
Susan’s comment: “In 2009 I was asked to represent 2 clients against a single debtor. One of the clients referred the other to me. I did not see any direct conflict, but the bar later determined that I should not have represented both clients and this resulted in the bar disciplining me in 2015 (even though the incident occurred in 2009). This has been a learning experience. Since then I have taken classes in recognizing client conflict.”
This means the lawyer did something wrong but the bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding educational effort in Transportation||Transportation Club of Portland||1985|
|Partner||Martin, Elliott & Snell||1988 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Wildcat Haven Sanctuary||Attorney||2012 - Present|
|Washington County Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||1985 - Present|
|Tualatin Chamber of Commerce||Board Member||1990 - 1992|
|Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Portland State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|
|Community Issues||Estate Planning||2012|
|WCBA brown bag||Estate Planning||2010|
Posted by anonymous
Hired for estate planning and to execute a financial transaction. Sue is extremely diligent and responded in a timely manner. I am very pleased with her service and have referred her to friends as well
Posted by Richard R. Voss
Our Company seeked legal help on behalf of an owner who's triplex we managed that had a shared driveway. The Neighbor/tenant next door, was using the driveway for their sole use. After some very stern letters to the owner of the property, the problem was resolved and the debri removed.
Posted by Amy
Susan Snell is an exceptional attorney with extensive knowledge and an intuitive sense. She actively listens to the issue(s) and is able to select the most important information to determine the best course of action. She responds quickly and follows through with what she states she will do. I have reached out to Susan more than once when needing legal assistance and she has always exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Susan Snell.
Laura Schantz, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. When I started out as an attorney, Sue was one of my mentors and I worked with her firm for about a year. She is still a friend and someone I can rely on to assist in practice areas that I do not do such as adoption, guardianship and real estate. She has helped me and my firm on many cases over the years. Sue was recently disciplined by the bar for representing two clients who were suing the same debtor. Although she did not think it was a conflict of interest (since one client even referred the other to her) the bar believed there was a conflict of interest and she should not have represented both of them. Since that time, she has learned more about conflicts and is still the caring and exceptional attorney that she has always been. I continue to refer clients to her.
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