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Overview

Susan is a senior paralegal who assists attorneys with insolvency matters and business litigation.

With more than 30 years of experience in the legal profession, Susan has worked with major law firms, corporations and federal, state and local government agencies. She has deep experience with the Missouri and Kansas bankruptcy courts. She also administers Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases for a trustee in the Western District of Missouri, collaborating with auctioneers, accountants and other professionals.

Additionally, Susan has extensive experience with all phases of litigation at the state, federal and appellate court levels. She has supported clients as defendants and plaintiffs, making sure each has her personal attention. She assists attorneys with:

  • Proofs of claim
  • Pleadings
  • Correspondence
  • Document examination and management
  • Investigation and fact gathering
  • Managing evidence and evidence reviews, including medical evidence
  • eDiscovery
  • Discovery requests and responses
  • Deposition and trial preparation

Susan formerly worked for one of the top catastrophic loss firms in the country, facilitating product liability, personal injury and wrongful death litigation in courts across the nation.

Experience
  • Susan assisted the legal team that converted Brooke Corp. et al (Brooke Insurance) from Chapter 11 proceedings to Chapter 7, coordinating three jointly administered bankruptcy estates, 93 adversary proceedings and 487 defendants. The team:

    • Obtained judgment voiding more than $2 million in constructively fraudulent conveyances. In re Brooke Corp., 541 B.R. 492 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2015)
    • Obtained $3.37 million judgment following 14-day trial, avoiding constructively fraudulent conveyances. In re Brooke Corp, 568 B.R. 378 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2017)
    • Obtained court ruling granting motion to dismiss more than $12 million in counterclaims. Redmond v. NCMIC Finance Corp. (In re Brooke Corp.), 485 B.R. 650 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2013)
    • Defended against various motions that sought to dismiss avoidance action claims seeking recovery of millions of dollars. In re Brooke Corp., 2012 WL 2120736 (D. Kan. 2012) and In re Brooke Corp., 2012 WL 2412151 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2012)
    • Obtained summary judgment denying administrative expense claim for indenture trustee of notes held by securitized lenders. In re Brooke Corp., 443 B.R. 856 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2011)
Outside the Office

Susan is a singer.

A professional vocalist, she performs at churches, restaurants, nightclubs and private parties. Having recently discovered a passion for musical theatre, Susan has performed in productions at the Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City and Starlight Theatre.

Community Leadership

While raising her children, Susan was an active leader and contributor to council projects, trainings and programming for Camp Fire. The youth development organization – which originated as Camp Fire Girls in 1910 – now has more than fifty councils nationwide, focused on teaching life skills to help kids and teens from all backgrounds thrive.