Susan L. Steffey


Susan L. Steffey was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987 and to the Mississippi Bar in 1991. She is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi and Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Choctaw Tribal Court. Before joining Watkins & Eager in 1991, Susan practiced in Tampa, Florida, with the law firm of Sessums & Mason (1987-1990), and served as law clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1990-1991). Susan's practice has included both federal and state court litigation in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, medical malpractice, general product liability and personal injury. Susan also has extensive experience in representation in novel and complex divorce matters, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and assisting parties and their attorneys in resolving domestic cases through mediation.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1854
Practice Areas
Tort and General Litigation
Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
Medical Malpractice and Health Care
Product Liability
Family Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bachelor's Degree: Political Science, Florida State University, summa cum laude, 1983
Phi Beta Kappa
Juris Doctor: Florida State University School of Law, 1987
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers® 2013 - 2018, Family Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow


Professional And Community Involvement

  • American Inns of Courts, Charles Clark Chapter-Barrister
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • Florida Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (2011-2018)
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors (2005-2008), Member (2005-present)
  • The Mississippi Bar, Commission on Bar Admission Review (2001), Fee Dispute Resolution Committee (2005-present), Family Law Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Lawyer in Every Mississippi Classroom
  • Habitat for Humanity