522 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 560
Spokane, Washington 99201
Susan Troppmann has been practicing law in state and federal courts in Washington and Idaho for over 17 years. Her practice emphasizes employment and commercial litigation, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage claims, as well as non-competition/trade secret and contract disputes. She is a recognized expert in these areas and frequently speaks at legal seminars.
Susan’s practice includes representation of both employers and employees. She has successfully pursued and defended hundreds of claims for individual clients, private companies and public entities, including trials, hearings and arbitrations. She provides cost-effective and personal representation for individuals and businesses.
Susan has obtained favorable decisions in a number of significant cases from Washington appellate courts including Schryvers v. Coulee Community Hospital, 138 Wn. App. 648 (2007) (FLSA resident employee provisions applied in adult assisted living context); Chase v. Spokane Valley Fire Department, 139 Wn. App. 143 (2007) (pretermination procedures satisfied employee’s due process rights to notice and an opportunity to be heard); Christensen v. Grant County Hospital Dist. No. 1, 152 Wn.2d 299 (2004) (administrative collateral estoppels applies to PERC hearings); Miguel v. Guess, 112 Wn. App. 536 (2002) (employee stated claim for sexual orientation discrimination under federal law but her discharge did not violate Washington public policy); Christiano v. Spokane County Health District, 93 Wn.2d 90 (1998) (limiting scope of employer’s duty to reasonably accommodate employee suffering from generalized anxiety disorder as a result of job stress); McLeod v. Northwest Alloys, Inc., 90 Wn. App. 30 (1998) (statute of limitations runs from date trade secret was disclosed).
Susan is a member of the Spokane County, Washington and Idaho Bar Associations, and the Washington State Association for Justice (WSJA). She is a past president of the Spokane County Bar Association (SCBA), a co-founder of the SCBA Diversity Section, and serves on the WSAJ Diversity Committee. Susan received her law degree with high honors from Gonzaga Law School; a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Denver; and graduated with honors from Bowdoin College.