Phone: (205) 874-0379
Fax: (205) 874-3279
P.O. Box 530910
Birmingham, AL 35253
Phone: (205) 874-0342
Susan M. Brown practices in the area of appellate litigation. She is a member of the Alabama State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama.
Susan received her B.S. in Public Administration, summa cum laude, from Samford University in 1999 and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2003. Susan graduated fourth in her class from Cumberland and is currently a member of Cumberland’s Curia Honoris Society. While in law school, Susan served as Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review and President of the Cumberland Chapter of the Christian Legal Society.
Susan joined the firm in 2003, and had a general litigation practice. In August 2006, she went to work for Justice Robert Bernard Harwood at the Alabama Supreme Court. When Justice Harwood retired in January 2007, Susan worked as a staff attorney for Presiding Judge William C. Thompson at the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. In August 2008, Susan returned to the Alabama Supreme Court to work as a staff attorney for Senior Justice Champ Lyons. Susan returned to the firm when Justice Lyons retired in January 2011.
After her four and a half years of experience with the State appellate courts, Susan now practices primarily in the area of appellate litigation. At the trial level, her practice focuses on complex legal analysis and writing.
Since August 2008, Susan has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Cumberland School of Law. Each fall, she teaches an advanced writing course. Each spring, she teaches a litigation skills class to second- and third-year students.
Susan is a member of the Birmingham Chapter of the Christian Legal Society and of the Federalist Society. She is Vice-Chairman of the Appellate Practice Section of the Alabama State Bar. Susan also serves on as President of Alabama Lawyers for Unborn Children, Inc.