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Susan S. Wagner

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Susan S. Wagner, of counsel in the Birmingham office, has devoted her practice primarily to appeals and business litigation in federal and state courts.

Professional Biography


Since 2004, Susan has served as Director of Professional Development for the Firm, responsible for legal and professional skills training, mentoring and evaluations for its attorneys.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in Appellate Law (2016 – 2017)
  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers in Appellate Law (2008 – 2015)
  • Listed as among top 50 female attorneys in Alabama by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2017)
  • Listed as among top 25 female attorneys in Alabama by Alabama Super Lawyers (2008, 2011 – 2013)   
  • Fellow – American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (2005 – 2015)
  • Member – Order of the Coif
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Appellate Law since 2007
  • Listed as among B-Metro Magazine's Top Women Lawyers (2015 – 2017)
  • Adjunct Professor – University of Alabama School of Law, Litigation Drafting (2010 – 2011)
  • Clerk – The Honorable Sam C. Pointer, Jr., United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (1978 – 1979)
  • Founding Chair – Alabama State Bar Appellate Practice Section
  • Former Chair – Alabama State Bar Business Torts and Antitrust Section
  • Recipient – 2004 Walter P. Gewin Award for Outstanding Service to the Alabama Bench and Bar in Continuing Education
  • Member – American (Litigation Section, Council of Appellate Lawyers) and Birmingham Bar Associations


  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Ohio University, B.A., 1975, summa cum laude


  • Alabama, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Sixth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. Tax Court

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