Susan Mitchell, Managing Partner
I am the Managing Partner at Tierney Stauffer LLP. My practice focuses on litigation, mainly in the area of personal injury law. I love my job! I love working with our amazing team of kind, compassionate, funny, and bright people. After I finished my B.A. in Psychology, I was looking for a career that would allow me to help people. I worked as a law clerk at a highly respected personal injury firm in Midland, Ontario, assisting injured people to recover compensation for their injuries. It was there that I discovered I had a passion for this line of work. Inspired by the possibility of becoming an advocate for injured people and making a positive, lasting difference in people’s lives, I enrolled in law school. I graduated from the University of Windsor Law School in 2001 and moved to Ottawa where I started my career advocating on behalf of injured clients.
I articled with Tierney Stauffer LLP and have been here ever since. Twenty years later I am incredibly proud to be part of this exceptional team and just as passionate about helping people as I was the first day of law school.
I am grateful for the opportunity to assist people who need help dealing with their insurance companies; whether it be to recover losses from a car accident or a denial of long-term disability benefits. I love my job and the work we do. I enjoy the challenges of my job and at the end of the day, if I am able to help just one person along in their journey to recovery, I am content. I enjoy solving problems and it makes me very happy to help others.
When I am not working, I value spending time with my family, friends and my little rescue dog, Spanky. I enjoy travelling. Exploring the world and embarking on new experiences is revitalizing. In my spare time, I love to read and socialize with friends and family. I play piano and guitar and am learning to play the ukulele.
In addition to helping people recover from their injuries, I am also very passionate about giving back to the community where I work and live. As a firm, Tierney Stauffer LLP supports many local charities. I also volunteer in my community at the FAMSAC Food Cupboard in west Ottawa and I am an active organizer and participant in the Court House Food Drive in Ottawa every March which raises money for the Ottawa Food Bank. I organize the purchase and delivery of Food Hampers to families in need every December through the Caring and Sharing Exchange Network in Ottawa.
The lawyers and staff at Tierney Stauffer LLP are deeply connected to the communities we serve including Ottawa, Arnprior, Kingston, Cornwall and North Bay. We care about the businesses and people here and our standing as a valued part of each community’s fabric. Our reputation as a firm that clients love to work, and trust implicitly is of utmost importance to us. We are known for providing clients with honest and fair representation; principles we live day to day. Call us at 1-888-799-8057 or contact us online to set up a consultation and discuss your matter with an experienced lawyer.