Susan was born and raised in North Bay on the shores of Trout Lake. Her father was a high school teacher at Chippewa Secondary School and her mother was a social worker at the Children's Aid Society. Susan knew at an early age that she wanted to be a lawyer. She attended Chippewa and then Nipissing University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. Following her undergraduate studies, Susan attended the oldest Law School in Canada, Dalhousie in Halifax, Nova Scotia, graduating in 1989. She articled with the Office of the Attorney General (Crown Civil) before being called to the bar in 1991. From the moment she first put on her litigation robes, she knew she wanted to practice personal injury litigation in North Bay. For the last 31 years, Susan has practiced personal injury litigation in North Bay and the surrounding areas. She is a member of the Nipissing Law Association, the Law Society of Ontario and a current member and past Director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. Susan’s passion for the law is only surpassed by her commitment to her individual clients. She cares deeply about representing her clients against insurance companies in what is an unfair balance of power. Susan is a client-focused lawyer and carries that role with pride. Susan’s areas of practice include personal injury, disability, including long term disability and CPP appeals.
When Susan is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her son and several furry creatures. She loves to travel, cook and occasionally sip an excellent glass of wine. Oh, and did we mention that she is a die-hard Steelers fan?