Senior Research Attorney Suzanne L. Bailey

B.A., University of Virginia, 1980. J.D., University of Detroit School of Law, 1983. Member, Michigan, New York, and Virginia Bars.

Suzanne started her legal career as Law Clerk to The Honorable Stewart A. Newblatt, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, from 1983 to 1985. She left Michigan for New York, and from 1985 to 1990 she served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel (promoted to a Deputy Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel in 1989) with the New York City Law Department, General Litigation Division, litigating in the state and federal trial courts of New York City, primarily in the areas of civil rights and employment discrimination. After a brief residence in London, England, Suzanne returned to Virginia in 1991 and joined NLRG, where her areas of expertise include Administrative Law, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Elections, Immigration, Insurance, Labor & Employment, Medicare/Medicaid, Schools, Social Security, State & Local Government, and Workers' Compensation. Suzanne’s legal writing spans law review articles, pleadings, motions and supporting memoranda, appellate briefs, and even petitions for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. She genuinely enjoys the law and unlocking its puzzles to solve problems and help people. She has been a member of the Management Committee since 2015.

When she is not at NLRG, Suzanne walks, reads, watches movies (especially old ones), keeps in touch with her huge extended family, and volunteers at her church.

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Client Testimonials on Suzanne Bailey

"Ms. Bailey's feedback was spot-on, and the Plaintiffs dismissed their suit within days of us filing our answer."—Nathaniel Smith, Chapel Hill, NC

"Suzanne is always enthusiastic, thorough and timely. I appreciate her good work!"—Angela Davis-Morris, Hattiesburg, MS

"Great work. Great communication. Great turnaround time."—Erin Hendricks, Dallas, TX

"Suzanne did a great and thorough job and she turned the project around quickly. I was very impressed—and very thankful—for a job done so well and so quickly, especially during the holidays."—John McCabe, Cary, NC

"Suzanne has been doing civil rights research for me for several years and always does a good job."—Russell H. Davis, Pikeville, KY

"Suzanne did a superb job in adivisng on local Virginia procedure in two jury trials."—William Zeitler, McLean, VA

"I could not be happier with the end product [petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc]. I again want to thank you for a job well done and your professionalism."—Wayne P. Smith, Schenectady, N.Y.

"Suzanne is very easy to work with and engages quickly to the subject matter and issue at hand.  This is the second project I have worked with her on and would certainly look forward to working with her in the future."—Robert K. Finnell, Rome, GA

"All of my work was done satisfactorily and to my expectations.  There were no deficiences . . . . I cannot think of anything more that Ms. Bailey could have done for me."—Richard D. Hailey, Indianapolis, IN

"I have been fully satisfied with the quality and promptness of your service."—Dennis Cochrane, Superior, WI

"Great to deal with- a truly smart lawyer. Terrific job in all respects."— Paul Shalita, Trenton, NJ

"This was a job well done! Thank you!"— Ewing Carter III, High Point, NC

"My concern was that . . . [the] minutes of negotiations meetings taken . . . might not meet the requirements of records kept in the ordinary course of business.  [Ms. Bailey's] research reassured me on this matter."— LeRoy Autrey, Texarkana, AR

"[Suzanne's research was] succinct, [and it] buttressed my opinion of the matter.  Convinced the prosecution of my position--Directed verdict not guilty.  Thanks again."— Clifford C. Halper, Hamilton Square, NJ

"[Suzanne Bailey] was very cooperative and kept me informed.  [She did] a great job."— C. Ronald Blanton, Hendersonville, TN

"Suzanne was awesome! Her writing is excellent, and she listened to and captured my perspective on the direction of the brief."—Janice Williams-Jones, Hanover, MD

"Thrilled by the outstanding product."—James T. Bacon, Fairfax, VA

"Susan Bailey is a great writer, and she understood the employment law issues in the case. She was also easy to work with and delivered my brief on time, as promised. I had a positive experience with Susan and would use NLRG in the future."—Janice Williams-Jones, Ellicott City, MD


Other satisfied clients who have used this attorney:

W.L. Rodgers, Butler, PA
Michael H. Stauder Sr./Jupiter, FL
Clayborne Chavers, Washington, DC
J.D. Rohrer, Steelville, MO
Christopher H. Meinzer, Pennsburg, PA
Frank E. Odueze, Dallas, TX
Robert Finnell, Rome, GA
Edward Cosgrove, Buffalo, NY
Richard Thornburg, Pottsville, PA
Bradford W. Bailey, Kenton, OH
Larry Brandt, Walhalla, SCW.L. Rodgers, Butler, PA