Susan has lived on the Eastside since 2004 and takes full advantage of everything Northwest. She is intimately familiar with the tech industry particularly considering the fact that her electrical engineer husband sold his company to Broadcom in 2000.
As a member of the legendary Stoops family out of Youngstown, Ohio, competitiveness and perfectionism is in her DNA. This carries over to her advocacy for her clients in and out of the courtroom.
Susan has a diverse set of legal skills that have been refined over the years working as a family law attorney and Guardian ad Litem.
In court, she can quickly process complex circumstances, analyze arguments, and provide counter arguments with a clarity that typically influences the court to her client’s benefit. Based upon Susan’s legal training and experience, there is no case too complex for her to undertake.
Susan takes a pragmatic approach, which permits clients to have enough information to make good decisions for their future. Her top priorities are listening to her clients, providing them sound advice and then following through with the legal work necessary to achieve their goals. “My clients will always know my analysis of where they stand in a case, so they can make good decisions for themselves,” says Susan. Susan never backs down from a fight when she feels her client’s interests are not being addressed. She cares deeply about providing excellent legal work to her clients who are often overwhelmed.
As a former Guardian ad Litem, Susan spent many years advocating for the best interests of children in the Superior Court of Washington.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with honors from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law.
As mentioned above, in her free time Susan loves outdoor adventure, spending time with family (including two grown sons and hopefully grandchildren someday) and her Siberian Husky. During late Spring to late Fall she’s often getting some waterskiing in on Lake Sammamish departing directly from her dock. As an excellent downhill skier, in the winter she enjoys skiing at Crystal Mountain.