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Susan Burton Joins Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP - Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP

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Susan Burton Joins Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP


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We are proud to announce the addition of Susan Burton as a partner and a change in our firm name to Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP.  Susan joins us from Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody where she was a shareholder and head of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group.

We are excited to welcome Susan, particularly at a time when employment and human resource issues have captured the nation’s attention and employers are seeking proactive solutions. Her joinder represents a significant addition to our capacity to serve the growing legal needs of management. We have worked with Susan on various projects for years and consider her reputation as one of Austin’s top employment attorneys to be well-earned. She is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, Susan serves as an arbitrator of employment law disputes, including matters before the American Arbitration Association.

Susan received her J.D. from Baylor Law School and her B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her sterling legal reputation also extends into the community where she has served as volunteer, mentor and board member with organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Austin, Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, Travis Country Women Lawyers Foundation and Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas.

Given the demands created in the wake of the “Me Too” movement, the firm now has two of Austin’s most experienced female attorneys in sexual harassment litigation, training, and advice.  Susan Burton and Connie Cornell, both native Austinites, have each practiced locally for more than 30 years representing the interests of employers.