Susie is an Associate with Olivarez Madruga Law Organization LLP, serving as part of the firm’s Municipal, Education, Water and Litigation practice groups. Susie brings a broad knowledge base and assists with numerous legal issues, including FPPC regulations, Ethics laws, the Brown Act, California Public Records Act, public works projects, and the drafting of ordinances.
While in law school, Susie clerked for the Orange County District Attorney’s office, and was a founder and president of the Latino Student Bar Association. In addition, she was a recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award for her work in the non-profit sector.
Prior to joining Olivarez Madruga Law Organization LLP, Susie owned a political consulting firm advising local, statewide, and national political candidates. She was previously a senior associate to a boutique tax firm, and serves on the Board of Directors for a special needs non-profit.
In 2019, Susie was recognized and awarded by Senator Archuleta as a Women of Achievement for her community service.
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