Susan M. Gibson focuses her practice in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, equitable distribution, alimony, and spousal support. She has extensive experience litigating family law matters throughout the Philadelphia five-county area, but focuses her practice in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Susan uses her ten years of experience to zealously advocate for her clients, seeking settlement whenever possible, but she is always prepared to litigate any matter if necessary.

Developing and maintaining a collaborative relationship with her clients is important to Susan. She believes in empowering her clients with the knowledge they need to regain a sense of control over their lives and their future. Susan firmly believes in working with her clients to educate them about their legal options so that they can make well-informed decisions about the course of their case, knowing and understanding how those decisions will impact their lives. Susan works diligently to help her clients gain a sense of control and security about their future as they navigate this very challenging time in their lives.

Prior to joining Cooley & Handy, Susan worked for a nationally renowned law firm based in Philadelphia. The experience she gained working on complex financial matters impacting child support, spousal support, alimony, and property division has been invaluable. Susan has extensive experience representing business owners and upper level business executives with complex income situations and property ownership, including business ownership. Susan uses a team approach in complex financial cases by either working with your personal accountants or financial advisors or hiring experts as necessary to prepare relevant financial analysis and expert reports to litigate more complex financial issues.

Susan graduated in the top of her law school class from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. While in law school, Susan enjoyed competing on her school’s mock trial team in regional and national mock trial competitions and was a member of the school’s Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy. Also, Susan is proud to have been an active member of The Council on Professional Conduct during all three years of law school and served as the Chair in her final year. Susan graduated cum laude from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor concentration in the Psychology of Crime and Justice. Prior to attending law school, Susan obtained her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

Whatever issues arise in your case, you can feel confident that Susan has the legal expertise to advance your position and the compassion to support you through, the entire divorce, custody, and support process.