Susan M. Brown has practiced law since 2003. She joined The Adoption Law firm in 2020. Susan has a heart for children, born and unborn. She is a former President of Alabama Lawyers for Unborn Children, Inc.
Susan is married to Michael Brown. They have two young children, Michael and Maggie. They attend Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Birmingham.
Susan is a member of the Alabama State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama. Susan is currently a member of the Birmingham Chapter of the Christian Legal Society and of the Federalist Society. She has served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Appellate Practice Section of the Alabama State Bar.
Susan began her career at Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama. In August 2006, she went to work for Justice Robert Bernard Harwood at the Alabama Supreme Court. When Justice Harwood retired in January 2007, Susan worked as a staff attorney for Presiding Judge William C. Thompson at the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. In August 2008, Susan returned to the Alabama Supreme Court to work as a staff attorney for Senior Justice Champ Lyons. Upon his retirement, she worked again at Wallace Jordan from January 2011 to December 2020 in the area of appellate litigation and complex legal writing. From 2008 to 2016 Susan also taught an advanced legal writing course at Cumberland School of Law.
Susan received her B.S. in Public Administration, summa cum laude, from Samford University in 1999 and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2003. Susan graduated fourth in her class from Cumberland and is currently a member of Cumberland’s Curia Honoris Society. While in law school, Susan served as Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review and President of the Cumberland Chapter of the Christian Legal Society.
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2003
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2003
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2011
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
Samford University, Birmingham, AL, B.S., Public Administration, summa cum laude, 1999
Alabama State Bar
Birmingham Bar Association
Shelby County Bar Association
Christian Legal Society
Federalist Society or Law and Public Policy
Adjunct Professor, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 2008-2016
Chairman, Alabama State Bar Appellate Practice Section, 2019
Vice-Chairman, Alabama State Bar Appellate Practice Section, 2018
Alabama Lawyers for Unborn Children, Inc., President, 2014-2019
Birmingham Bar Association, Scholarship Committee, 2013-present