Susan Plimpton Segal
Susan Segal brings exceptional expertise in the area of public law and employment law. Susan has represented the State of Arizona, the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona Board of Education in complex litigation regarding financing of public education. She is a recognized expert in procurement law and advises both public entities and private sector clients on a broad range of legal issues and challenges. Susan is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and is Chair of the firm's Client Committee.
Susan was formerly a member of the Arizona Attorney General Open Meeting Law Enforcement Team and the Opinion Review Committee. Susan also has extensive experience in advising and representing employers in the private sector on employment matters. She has drafted employment agreements and manuals and has appeared before administrative and state and federal courts on behalf of employers.
Susan speaks frequently on Arizona Procurement Law, Conflict of Interest Law, Procurement, Public Records and the Arizona Open Meeting Law. She is a contributing author, "From the Ground Up; Legal Issues in School Construction" published by the National School Boards Association.
Prior to joining Gust Rosenfeld, Susan was Division Chief in the Public Advocacy Section of the Arizona Attorney General's office. She also served as Section Chief in the Education and Health Section. She has advised state regulatory boards, including the Arizona State Board of Education and has been in-house counsel to a large public school district.
Susan is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
University of Kansas, B.A.with Distinction, 1970
Arizona State University College of Law, J.D. 1979
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Arizona, Ethics Committee
Maricopa County Bar Association
Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, Chair and Member
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
From the Ground Up; Legal Issues in School Construction, published by the National School Boards Association (contributing author)
Arizona Theatre Company, Board of Trustees, Chair - Phoenix
Fresh Start Women's Foundation, Former Executive Board Member
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Ambassador
The Best Lawyers in America® (Education Law; Employment Law - Management; Municipal Law) 2019 - 2021
Lawyer of the Year Phoenix (Municipal Law) 2021