Susan M. Bird

Shareholder

Admissions

Florida

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

About

Susan Bird is a shareholder with the firm working primarily in the areas of medical malpracticenursing home/assisted living defense, and regulatory/licensure investigations.

Susan is also a licensed registered nurse and her extensive prior experience as a nurse, assistant director of nursing at a community hospital, and a risk manager, help her to bring unique insight to her representation of hospitals, physicians, nurses, other medical professionals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.

In her medical malpractice work, Susan represents hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in claims of negligence regarding breaches in the standard of care. With other members of the medical malpractice team, Susan works to develop liability causation and damages defenses and assert the rights of the providers.

Susan also has significant experience working with nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and assisted living facilities, defending them against allegations of violation of resident rights, abuse, and neglect, and helping develop liability defense.

As a licensed professional, both as a nurse and lawyer, Susan knows that claims can be made against professionals that may jeopardize the future of their career. Susan has experience defending a variety of licensed professionals before their respective boards. Her representation in this area includes:

  • Doctors and nurses before the Board of Medicine and Board of Nursing
  • Mental health professionals and marriage and family therapists before the Florida Board of Mental Health Counseling and Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy

A native Floridian, Susan was born and raised in St. Augustine. She and her husband enjoy boating, spending time at the beach, and spending time with their family. Susan’s husband is a pilot, and they also enjoy traveling to new places.

Associations

The Florida Bar

Jacksonville Women’s Lawyers Association

The Jacksonville Bar Association

Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel
Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
Florida Nursing Association
National Nursing Association

Awards & Recognitions

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Licensed Registered Nurse (Florida)

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing cum laude, Florida State University, 1977
J.D., University of Florida, 2001, with honors