Susan represents clients seeking immigration benefits before the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. She also advises business clients on both immigration and other business compliance matters. This includes family unification, humanitarian benefits, and employment and investment immigration issues.
Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies at the University of Evansville in Indiana before attending the University of Arkansas School of Law. She earned her law degree in 2001 and received her license to practice law the same year. After law school, Susan spent three years as a public defender in Northwest Arkansas before working for many years in area non-profits handling multi-million dollar fundraising, media relations, employee relations and public policy.
Susan joined Walmart, Inc. in 2012 working in Human Resources and International Labor and Employment Compliance. While at Walmart, she led teams of compliance professionals in 11 countries across Walmart’s international footprint. Her work focused on developing sustainable programs to ensure stores met the needs of employees through compliance with labor and immigration laws, avoidance of discrimination and harassment, and assurance of appropriate wages.
Prior to joining Bogart, Small + Associates, Susan spent the last two years handling public interest cases with Legal Aid of Arkansas. During that time, she was instrumental in working with the agency’s Medical Legal Partnership and local community groups to ensure communities received the legal services they needed. Her work most recently focused on a minority victims of crime grant, which seeks to provide domestic violence survivors protection and fair outcomes in family law courts.
Susan is licensed in Arkansas. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and prior member of the Arkansas Bar Association Board of Delegates. She is a current member of the Bella Vista Planning Commission. Originally from Indiana, Susan arrived in Northwest Arkansas in 1997 and loved the community so much, she never left.