Susan Beneville

Susan Beneville

As a practicing attorney, Susan Beneville litigates complex matters involving product liability, business disputes, professional malpractice, and insurance bad faith at the trial and appellate levels. Over her thirty-year career, Ms. Beneville has managed the defense of state and federal cases involving multiple parties, class actions, and multidistrict coordination. Through this experience, she has developed specialized skills in managing cases with significant dispositive motions practice, contentious discovery issues, and challenging document reviews.  In addition, Ms. Beneville is skilled at persuasive writing and oral advocacy in motions practice and appeals. Ms. Beneville was a partner at Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May and was of counsel at Becherer Kannett & Schweitzer.  She is currently of counsel to the BHC Law Group in Emeryville, California.

In 2000, building on her years of legal experience and management of litigation teams, Ms. Beneville founded “Firm Fundamentals,” a specialized law firm professional development and training resource, which focuses on teaching core litigation and practice skills to less-experienced attorneys. As an adjunct professor at Santa Clara Law School, Ms. Beneville has taught professional skills and mentored students as part of the externship program.  She currently teaches Advocacy.

When she is not practicing or teaching law, Ms. Beneville writes comic books, rides her bike, and travels the world.

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, with honors

B.A., Boston University, magna cum laude

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Currently Teaching

Advocacy 4 Summer 2021