Susie joins Sharp Law as an Associate after graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in December 2021, magna cum laude, as the Valedictorian of the winter graduating class. Prior to coming to Sharp Law, Susie interned at federal and state government agencies and for the Kansas Court of Appeals.
While in law school, Susie earned six CALI (“top student”) awards and the Justice Stevens Memorial Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing. She served as the Lead Comment Editor for the UMKC Law Review and authored a student comment entitled “Raising the Bar is Not Enough—We Need to Lift the Ceiling: Twice-Exceptional Students’ Rights to Academic Enrichment and Rigor.” She also worked in the law school’s criminal record expungement clinic and completed a community-based leadership project with a local disability services organization.
Most recently, Susie was selected as an Honoree for the Women’s Justice Awards by Missouri Lawyers Media.
Susie is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served three overseas military tours during wartime, ultimately reaching the rank of Captain. After her military service, Susie was a full-time parent and temporary homeschooler to her three children, while also volunteering with multiple disability advocacy organizations. As a special needs advocate, Susie graduated from the Partners in Policymaking disability advocacy training program in Richmond, Virginia, after completing a year-long study on the use and legal underpinnings of Functional Behavior Assessments for students with disabilities in state public schools. She also co-founded and ran a parent support group that served hundreds of families in a high-need region and served on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia. Susie was invited to be a guest speaker at the College of William and Mary graduate program for gifted education and presented on the needs of twice-exceptional students having both a disability and giftedness.
After two decades of military life, Susie and her family have relocated to the Johnson County/Kansas City area to put down long-lasting roots.
Susie has a passion and commitment to service, thoroughly enjoys the challenge of finding positive solutions to complex problems and strives for excellence in every work product. Her complex litigation practice areas will include, among others: antitrust, consumer protection, breach of contract/breach of warranty, and products liability, primarily in the context of class actions and multi-district litigation.
Admissions & Qualifications
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
- Blue Valley Recreation Youth Coach
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 2022), Dean’s Honor List (every graded semester), Magna Cum Laude, UMKC Law Review/Lead Comment Editor (Vol. 90)
United States Air Force Academy (B.S., 2001)
Graduate, Partners in Policymaking Disability Advocacy Program, Richmond Virginia (2013-2014)
Graduate, Air Force Officer Intelligence Training (2002)
CALI “Top Student” Awards: Lawyering Skills I, Property I, Torts, Civil Procedure II, Professional Responsibility, Supreme Court Seminar
UMKC Law Review; Lead Comment Editor; Author of: Raising the Bar is Not Enough—We Need to Lift the Ceiling: Twice-Exceptional Students’ Rights to Academic Enrichment and Rigor (Mar. 2021)
Justice Stevens Memorial Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing (2019-2020)
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women in Justice Award Honoree (2022)
- Air Force Commendation Medals (3)
- Army Commendation Medal
- National Defense & Anti-Terrorism Service Medals (3)
- Speaker, A Primer On Class Certification Under Rule 23, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, June 30, 2022.