McLellan, Susan

Susan McLellan, Phoenix Attorney for Healthcare Providers
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Medical Malpractice
Dental Malpractice
Medical Products Liability
Elder Abuse Defense
Professional Licensure
Administrative Law

Susan I. McLellan


Susan McLellan's professional background as a registered nurse, with an emphasis in medical-surgical intensive care, provides invaluable knowledge and insight in representing health care clients in litigation and in administrative proceedings.

“My more than ten years of clinical experience in intensive care nursing gives me a considerable advantage as an attorney in defending health care providers, in Phoenix and throughout Arizona, in litigation and in licensing and disciplinary challenges.”
Susan McLellan is a litigation attorney with extensive trial experience in the areas of health care, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, and medical products liability defense litigation. She also defends elder care facilities against claims of elder abuse.

Susan's client base includes physicians, dentists, physical therapists, nurses, psychiatrists and other behavioral health providers, ancillary health care personnel, and manufacturers of medical and dental products. She is a frequent speaker before industry and professional groups.
Professional Licensure and Disciplinary Representation
In addition to defending health care providers in litigation matters, Susan provides representation in professional licensing and disciplinary matters before state licensing boards, including the:
  • Arizona Medical Board
  • Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
When not involved with her law practice, Susan enjoys spending time reading, taking yoga classes and exercising with her Labrador retriever, Mrs. Beasley. 
Professional Memberships
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel: Board of Directors, 2005
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1989
  • “CBCT for the General Dentistry Practice” (co-presenter), Arizona Academy of General Dentistry, August 2016
  • "Learning Implant Dentistry: Complications to Corrective and Preventive Strategies," American Dental Education Association Annual Session, March 2014
  • Professional Liability Insurer's Risk Management Seminars
  • Arizona Health Care Association Convention
  • Hospital In-house Nursing Continuing Education Seminars
  • Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Dental Students
  • Dental Study Clubs
  • J.D., cum laude, California Western School of Law, 1989: Law Review, 1987-1989; International Law Journal, 1987-1989
  • B.S., Nursing, Ball State University, 1977
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