Susan is listed in The Best Lawyers in America publication in both the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury. She has received an AV rating (the highest professional rating)in the MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAW DIRECTORY. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and was elected as the President (2009-2010), Vice-Presdent (2008-2009) and Secretary/Treasurer (2007-2008) of the Charleston Chapter. She is selected for inclusion in the South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She is a member of the American Association for Justice (President's Club, Professional Malpractice Section and Birth Trauma Litigation Group, former Co-Chair Ethics Committee, State Liaison to Women Trial Lawyers Caucus), the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, and served on the South Carolina Bar's Task Force on Civil Justice and the South Carolna Task Force on Courts (2006-2007). She is a member of the SC Bar, the Charleton County Bar Association (Executive Committee,1990-1992 and 2003-2004, Chair CLE Committee, 1989-1991 and 1995-1996), and the American Bar Association (Litigation Section). She also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1985 through 1998. Susan is also a Circuit Court Mediator, certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Active in civic affairs, Susan was the year 2000 Chairperson for the Komen Charleston Race for the Cure, an affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and served on its board for many years. Susan also serves or has served on the boards of directors of the Hollings Cancer Center, Pro Bono Legal Services, Inc., the Charleston Civic Ballet, the Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of Girl Scouts of America, Inc., My Sister's House, Inc., Charleston Theatreworks, and Charleston Neighborhood Legal Assistance, Inc.
Susan cares about her clients and works hard to bring them justice. She has represented numerous people in medical malpractice claims and won one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the state. Her prosecution of a civil murder case in a federal court in Atlanta gained national attention in 1994 and was reported on national television. She has represented clients in a variety of matters including wrongful death claims, auto and trucking accidents, unfair trade practices, products liability claims, medical malpractice claims, commercial disputes, employment suits, and personal injury claims.