Suzanne K. Roten Named Partner at Brown Law Group

Brown Law Group, a leading San Diego business litigation boutique law firm, has named attorney Suzanne K. Roten as partner.  Ms. Roten, who has more than 22 years of legal experience, joins founder Janice Brown and partner Stacy Fode as the third partner in the law firm.  Brown Law Group also recently added Meagan Garland Sterling, its eight attorney, as the firm continues to grow.

Since Ms. Roten joined the firm she has worked with Brown Law Group clients in the areas of federal and state employment law compliance.  In addition, she provides leadership in the areas of discrimination, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, retaliation and wage and hour disputes in state and federal courts and before governmental agencies.  Ms. Roten’s expertise includes disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation, and in public accommodation compliance under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  She provides assistance with executive employment contracts, arbitration agreements and confidentiality agreements.

“We’re honored to name Suzanne as a Partner with Brown Law Group,” said Janice Brown, Founder and CEO of Brown Law Group.  “When Suzanne first came to us, we were told by Ron Daves, her former managing partner at Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones in Knoxville, that Suzanne would not only change our practice; she would change our lives. It was an extraordinary reference and she has certainly validated this with Brown Law Group.”

Stacy Fode added, “We are truly fortunate in having Suzanne as a new partner on the Brown Law Group team.  Suzanne empowers all of us with her personal wisdom and legal acumen.”

Prior to joining Brown Law Group, Ms. Roten worked as a senior associate with the law firm of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jonesdefending clients in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge lawsuits and before the EEOC, DOL, and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.  Prior to that position, Ms. Roten worked with the law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, CA.

Ms. Roten is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, Lawyers Club of San Diego, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Knoxville Bar Association.  Ms. Roten served on the Knoxville Bar Association Publications Committee from 2008-2011, and she authored the monthly “Management Counsel” column for the Bar Association’s journal.  She was awarded the Knoxville Bar Association’s 2010 Dicta Award for outstanding writing.  Ms. Roten was appointed by the Mayor of Knoxville to serve on the City of Knoxville Civil Service Merit Board from 2004-2011.  Ms. Roten actively supports Habitat for Humanity, and she volunteered on the building crews for two homes in Knoxville.  Ms. Roten also actively supports CalPIRG, Greenpeace, the San Diego Zoo, the University of Tennessee Volunteer Athletic Scholarship Fund, and the UCLA School of Law, where she earned her J.D.

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