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Susan McLelland, Phoenix Attorney Defending Health Care Professionals in Litigation and Discipline


Susan I. McLellan


Phoenix attorney Susan McLellan defends doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists, health care providers in licensing, disciplinary matters.


“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.

Susan is uniquely qualified to represent health care clients. Her 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.

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.




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Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice

Dental Malpractice

Medical Products Liability

Professional Licensure

Administrative Law

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


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


"Avoiding Malpractice," Inscriptions, Journal of the Arizona Dental Association, December 2010


“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


Susan McLellan is a Phoenix attorney whose practice includes representing health care professionals in licensing and disciplinary proceedings before State of Arizona licensing and regulatory boards. Ms. McLellan provides administrative representation to doctors (Arizona Medical Board), nurses (Arizona State Board of Nursing), dentists (Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners), chiropractors (State of Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners), physical therapists (Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy), and therapists and other counseling professionals (Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners).