Susan Dussault is part of the firm’s wildfire litigation team. She represents victims of wildfires started by electric utilities in California and Oregon, and is admitted to practice in both states.
Ms. Dussault graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School, where she volunteered with the East Palo Alto Community Law Project, spent a semester as a federal district court extern, and worked in Stanford’s Office of the General Counsel. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar. As an undergraduate, she also studied at Harvard Radcliffe College, and in Toulon, France, and Valencia, Spain.
Ms. Dussault has extensive experience handling complex litigation matters on both the plaintiff and defense sides. She has worked at large national firms, small boutique firms, as in-house counsel, and as a managing attorney at the Victim Rights Law Center, a nonprofit that provides free legal assistance to sexual assault survivors. In addition, she has directed a Human Rights law school clinic, taught an Immigration Law foundation class, volunteered with several nonprofits that serve immigrants, and provided significant pro bono representation to non-citizens seeking to change their legal immigration status. Before relocating to California from Oregon in 2021, she drafted, lobbied for, testified about, and saw the passage of a bill that enables more Oregon youths to qualify for Special Juvenile Immigrant status.
When she’s not working, you can find Ms. Dussault playing tennis with her husband, skiing with their older son, watching their younger son play baseball, walking on the beach with her dog, going to the theater with friends, and traveling with just about anyone.