Susan Tyndall

Susan Tyndall is a shareholder with the firm. Her practice focuses on appellate and insurance matters. Susan has had personal injury cases at every level of Wisconsin’s justice system, including jury trials in county circuit courts, arguing in all branches of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, and multiple arguments before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She has also handled multiple appeals in the United States Court of Appeals (Seventh Circuit).

In 2016 and 2017, Susan was named one of the “Top 25 women attorneys in Wisconsin” by Super Lawyers.  It has also designated her as a Super Lawyer every year since 2006. In 2017, she was a Women in the Law Honoree recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal. She is recognized as AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale – Hubbell and has also been listed as a Leading Lawyer by M Magazine.

Susan is an active member in several legal associations and local community organizations. She currently serves on the board of the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion. She is a member of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She served on its board from 2003-2010, including serving as Program Chair from 2006-2008 and as Chair of the Section in July 2008-July 2009. She was the founding editor of the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Civil Law Journal and served as its editor from its founding in 2003 to 2006, receiving its first “Editors Award” in 2006. Susan has also served as an election monitor in Milwaukee and most recently, in El Salvador.

Susan is a graduate of the University of Illinois and graduated with honors from Marquette Law School. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as walking her dog, bicycling, kayaking, and caring for her backyard chickens.

  in the news links

  • Susan wrote the briefs in a case pending in the Wisconsin Supreme Court on behalf of a woman whose limbs were amputated after emergency room physicians failed to diagnose sepsis who has asked the court to declare a cap limiting her non-economic damages unconstitutional.  Read articles about the case here.
  • Susan and Christopher Duesing also successfully appealed a decision declaring a tree-trimming contractor immune from liability after its negligence led to the death of Jane Westmas, permitting her family to pursue a claim against the company. The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision is described here.
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REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Susan is a frequent author and speaker on tort and insurance topics. She is the author of Ch. 15, Judgments, in the Wisconsin State Bar book Wisconsin Trial Practice, and the author of Ch. 29, Legal Malpractice, in in the Wisconsin State Bar book The Law of Damages in Wisconsin.
  • Susan also authored “Assessing Exculpatory Contracts,” for The Verdict, Summer 2015.
  • Susan and Christopher Duesing spoke on “Occupiers and Agents: Defining the Limits of Recreational Immunity,” at the Wisconsin Association for Justice Spring Seminar, March 16, 2018.