|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Spokane's Top Lawyers||Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine||2016|
|Spokane's Top Lawyers||Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine||2015|
|Clients' Choice Award||AVVO||2015|
|Top Women Attorneys in Washington||Seattle Metropolitan Magazine||2014|
|Spokane's Top Lawyers||Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top Women Attorneys in Washington||Seattle Metropolitan Magazine||2013|
|Spokane's Top Lawyers||Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Spokane's Top Lawyers||Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine||2012|
|Spokane's Top Lawyers||Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine||2011|
|Certificate of Concentration in Law, Technology & the Arts||Case Western Reserve University School of Law||2004|
|Principal||Dunn & Black, P.S.||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Dunn & Black, P.S.||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Bailey Pinney & Associates||2006 - 2008|
|DATG Attorney||Preston Gates & Ellis||2005 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||Shaker Heights Municipal Court||2003 - 2004|
|Marketing Analyst||National Car Rental||1999 - 2001|
|N/A||Microsoft||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|U.S. Supreme Court||N/A||2012 - Present|
|WSBA, Labor and Employment Law Section||N/A||2011 - Present|
|WSBA, Civil Rights Law Section||N/A||2011 - Present|
|WSBA, Intellectual Property Section||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane County chapter)||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Spokane County Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|U.S. District Court of Eastern Washington||N/A||N/A|
|U.S. District Court of Western Washington||N/A||N/A|
|U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit||N/A||N/A|
|Stanley v. Sterling Savings Bank, et al||Confidential Settlement|
|Wyssman v. Scuba Center of Spokane, et al||Confidential Settlment|
|Harvey v. City of Spokane, et al||Confidential Settlment|
|See all legal cases|
|Sterling Educational Services (SES)||Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment and Discrimination||2015|
|The Seminar Group||Social Network Issues||2011|
|Sterling Education Services, Inc.||Employee Privacy in the Workplace||2009|
|Case Western Reserve University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Whitman College||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Beijing Foreign Studies University||Mandarin Chinese||Certificate||1992|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||Chinese||Summer Study Program in Tai Zhong||1991|
|Employment Law: Beyond the Basics||Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment and Discrimination||2015|
|Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law||Background Checks & Hiring Decisions||2014|
|Luncheon||Million Dollar Verdicts||2012|
|3nd Annual Labor & Employment Law||Social Network Issues||2012|
|2nd Annual Labor & Employment Law||Social Network Issues||2011|
|Fundamentals of Employment Law||Employee Privacy in the Workplace||2009|
Posted by Scott
In winter of 2013, I had the misfortune of needing the representation of a skilled attorney, but the very good fortune of being represented by Ms. Susan Nelson of the firm of Dunn, Black and Roberts. I was involved in a contentious and complex situation that directly threatened my employment status and security. My case required an attorney well versed and well practiced in the areas of labor and employment law.
Ms. Nelson was extremely knowledgeable in these areas, did copious amounts of research and was able to appropriately apply all applicable and pertinent laws in order to support my case and defend my interests. Ms. Nelson was a fierce advocate for me and for my case. I felt confident and assured that when Ms. Nelson was representing me that it was done in a professional and direct manner and that the opposing side was kept in check.
Ms. Nelson was very communicative and kept me apprised of all the developments relating to my case. She was easy to reach and returned my calls and inquiries quickly with advice, suggestions or updated information. Most importantly, I felt that Ms. Nelson cared about my case and its successful resolution. Ms. Nelson was easy to work with and I truly appreciated her compassion, empathy and passion for effective advocacy while representing me as a client.
I recommend Ms. Nelson without hesitation, or reservation, to anyone seeking or needing the highest quality of representation.
Posted by anonymous
I worked with Susan Nelson from 2009 until 2011 over a negligence case. She was always professional in her behavior in our many meetings and in court in front of the judge, trustworthy in what she told me to expect and in all of our confidential communication, responsive to my numerous questions, and certainly knowledgable of the law as it applied to my case. Most of all, she kept me informed as my case progressed to its resolution. I even heard from her recently when she wanted to return some evidence from my case that belonged to me. I am very pleased to be able to recommend Susan to anyone who needs legal services.
Posted by anonymous
To AVVO Representatives,
I'm writing this review in great gratitude for the services provided by Susan Nelson as she represented me through a very trying and stressful time in my life which not only impacted me but also my family and close friends. This event was based on false accusations which was used to negatively impact my employment.
I first met Ms. Nelson while she was representing a personal friend and co-worker as he had been unjustly targeted by the same administration that I at that time was working for. I was involved in this case as a union officer and the union officers and attorney were unable to stop the unjust and unlawful treatment of this individual. As a result Ms. Nelson was retained along with attorney Mr. Bob Dunn and they mitigated both cases. My case followed the later mentioned case and a settlement was reached. I might add that the later case mentioned was successfully mitigated all the way thru civil trial obtaining guilty verdicts on double digit claims against the defendant.
I work in an environment that expects it's employees to respond to others problems and to make an accurate decision to resolve those problems as it relates to the law, safety issues and at times life and death situations, so to be entwined in a long drawn out legal battle is not what I or my co-worker at the onset were prepared for. Ms. Nelson prepared me for this battle and helped me maintain the right mental mindset to withstand my adversaries tactics.
Ms. Nelson was genuinely concerned for my personal welfare as well as the welfare of my family and close friends. She kept me apprised at all times of the facts she uncovered in my case even when the information at hand was delicate meaning reveling sensitive information to me as it related to those who were involved in the actions against me. Ms. Nelson put numerous hours researching my case and as such was able to ascertain facts about the situation as it relayed to the players that I had missed in my research and due diligence. This research is no doubt what laid the ground work for the settlement.
My case was settled in 2012 and my wife and I still maintain contact with Ms. Nelson and her family. We consider her a dear friend and I still reflect at times and suspect I always will how truly blessed we were to have Susan and Bob placed in our lives.