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Susan M. Dimond heads up the firm’s federal motion practice. In this role, Susan is the firm’s specialist for removal to federal court, federal civil procedure and class actions. Susan also serves on the firm's legal malpractice defense, insurance coverage and extra-contractual liability teams. She has considerable experience defending attorneys in cases alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and breaches of fiduciary duties related to collection activities. Susan also handles complex insurance coverage questions. Susan has been a member of the firm since 2004.

During her third year of law school, Susan clerked for the Honorable Jeffrey S. White, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. In the summer of 2003, she was an Environmental Fellow at the Resources Law Group in Sacramento, California. Susan's previous law experience also includes internships at the Illinois Attorney General's Office and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Susan graduated from Vermont Law School in 2004 where she was a member and Production Coordinator of the Vermont Law Review. Susan was also a member of the Vermont Legal Research Group and the Environmental Law Clinic and a Student Editor/Writer for the American Trial Lawyers Association's Daubert Litigation Group Newsletter. During this experience, she analyzed federal and state treatment of the admissibility of expert and scientific testimony under Frye and Daubert. Susan earned a B.A. in Political Science, with a Minor in Women's Studies, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1998.

Susan is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bars. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.


Author, MO Bar CLE Publication, Missouri Damages, Chapter 14, Lost Profits (Third Edition, 2012).

Co-Author, NBI Ethics Seminar Materials, Ethical Client Communications (2011).

Contributor , August 2014 ABA LPL eAdvisory, Case Summary, Nail v. Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP

Co-Author, The Risks and Realities of Cyber-Attacks and Security Breaches for Today’s Practitioner, The St. Louis Bar Journal Fall/2014.

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Co-Author, A Survey of The Law of Non-Contractual Indemnity and Contribution, Missouri, Primerus (April 2012)


Speaker, Mo. Bar Next Step Series: Federal Civil Practice (April 2013)

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