An AV rated attorney, Susan Graham Lovelace is a civil litigator whose practice primarily involves employee benefits, employment, business litigation and appellate work in both the state and federal courts. Her main clients include multi-employer trust funds and privately held businesses.
Ms. Lovelace spends the majority of her time in the representation of multi-employer Taft-Hartley Trust Funds subject to ERISA. She represents boards of trustees and trust funds in litigation and arbitration in federal and state courts to collect unpaid fringe benefit contributions. She also represents such clients with regard to participant appeals and denials of benefits, and litigation brought by those who have been denied benefits, including medical providers.
In the area of employment, Ms. Lovelace represents clients in lawsuits concerning discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, ERISA, wage and hour disputes, and employee benefits. She also drafts employee handbooks, provides sexual harassment training, and negotiates severance packages and other employment related contracts. Ms. Lovelace has tried both jury and non-jury cases in court, and has argued before the California Courts of Appeal.
She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She joined the firm in 2003, and in 2007, she became a partner at the firm.
Ms. Lovelace is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is licensed to practice in all state and federal district courts in California, as well as the court of appeals for the Ninth Circuit.