Club Member Highlight: Susan Guinn

Susan Guinn received her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from the University of New Mexico in 1988 and graduated from the University of Denver School of Law with her J.D in 1991. She has a San Diego based law practice dedicated to protecting and advancing consumer rights. Examples of Guinn’s cases include school bus safety, tobacco litigation, product liability and environmental law. She was a two-time President for the Western Trial Lawyers and is or has been a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC”), the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, the Western Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. In addition, she served as a Board Member for CAOC from approximately 1996 through 2000.

Guinn is President of the non-profit organization St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which provides legal and financial support to the St. Paul’s Center in Kampala Uganda. She serves as the Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Committee for the San Diego Unified School District and assists the district with strategic partnerships. Guinn also serves on the Board of San Diego Zoo Global, and has served as a board member for Equality California, and Consumer Attorneys of California.

Susan Guinn has previously been elected as an ADEM delegate for the California Democratic Party, and ran for San Diego County Assessor/Clerk/Recorder in 2010. She has been a longtime patron member of San Diego Democrats for Equality and currently serves as Vice President for Political Action.

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