Susan Brown

Overview

I am an experienced employment attorney who counsels clients on employment-related legal compliance and handles employee-related disputes including administrative claims and litigation. As a licensed attorney in both California and Ontario, Canada, I understand the complexity of regulations in these employee-friendly jurisdictions and can assist companies with cross-border disputes. I have experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of the civil litigation process, from investigations, discovery, expert work, summary judgment motions, and settlement, through trial, and appeals.  

Prior to serving of counsel to Turke & Strauss, I practiced with the Silicon Valley offices of Robins Kaplan LLP and with Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP in Toronto. Between college and law school, I was a senior policy advisor with the Ontario Attorney General.

Professional Activities

  • Member of Montage Legal Group’s Freelance Attorney Platform
  • Member of Flex Legal Network
  • Freelance Research Attorney, Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa 
  • Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Star 2015-present
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice and Diversity Center
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Asylum Program of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco

Outside Interests

  • Volunteer advocate in voting rights, immigration, reproductive rights, and criminal justice reform
  • Board of Directors, Body Positive Fitness Association
  • Sub-average but highly enthusiastic weightlifter and runner 
  • NBA and CrossFit Games fan

Get in touch

Direct: 608.237.1775

Education

  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law 
    • JD 2009
    • Canada’s top-ranked law school
  • University of Toronto 
    • MA English, full scholarship
  • University of Alberta
    • BA English
    • First class honors

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, Canada 2010
  • California 2012

Court Admissions

  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Court of Appeal for Ontario
  • Federal Count of Canada
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California