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Meet Susan | Attorney

Susan L. Meter

Attorney

undefinedSusan Meter decided to become an attorney after working for BlackRock Financial Management’s retirement services department. She attended law school with the desire to become an ERISA attorney. She was a law clerk during her three years of law school for a boutique law firm in San Diego. Following law school she continued to work for the same firm as an ERISA attorney where she got her first taste of plaintiff advocacy. In 2014, Susan decided to expand her horizon and joined a defense firm. After 4 years on the defense side, Susan longed to return to Plaintiff advocacy. In 2018, Susan joined Kantor & Kantor and opened the first San Diego location.

Susan has represented clients in a variety of employee benefits matters and has a wide-range of experience with qualified retirement plans, executive compensation plans, and disability and life benefits. Susan’s practice focuses on ERISA breach of fiduciary duty and benefit claim denials.

Susan has been an active leader in the San Diego community. Prior to becoming a mother, Susan was a Chair of Community Service for the San Diego County Bar Association from 2005 through 2012, she volunteered her time to organize and take part in the Community Housing Works program from 2005-2007, she was a volunteer and organizer of the Free Law clinic sponsored by the San Diego County Bar Association from 2006-2009, she served as a volunteer and organizer for Share our Strength, Taste of the Nation, in 2006 and 2007, and served as Co-Chair of Wills for Heroes from 2010-2015. Susan has been a member of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference and served on the board for a one-year term. Susan was voted Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2014.

Susan was born in Aberdeen, Washington and lived there until she was 15 years old. She then moved with her mother and brother to Pittsburgh, PA where she attended high school and college at the University of Pittsburgh. She returned to the west coast where she attended law school in 2001. Susan enjoys spending time with her family and friends and doing all things artistic: painting, singing, playing guitar, gardening and building furniture. Susan built her kids a clubhouse and built herself a home office.

Admissions:

  • State Bar of California, 2005
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California (pending)

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, University of Pittsburgh, 1999

Notable Decisions:

  • Fleming v. Unum, 2018 WL 6133859, November 20, 2018

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Free Case Consultations Provided
  • 160+ Years' Collective Experience
  • Thousands Of Cases Successfully Handled
  • You Don't Pay Us Unless We Recover Your Claim
  • Selected For Inclusion In The List Of Super Lawyers®

Client Testimonials

  • Thank you for all of your hard work, support and belief in our case.

    “Hi Elizabeth - You have been such an important part of my and Jennifer's past year, and I want to send you a note to wish you a wonderful holiday. Thank you for all of your hard work, support and belief in our case. Thank you seems like two small words and not enough, but they are heartfelt and mean so much.”

    J.H.

  • I am so grateful for all your efforts and I'm sure glad you were on my side fighting for me.

    “Dear Alan - I just wanted to send you a special note of thanks for all your hard work on behalf of me and my case. I am so grateful for all your efforts and I'm sure glad you were on my side fighting for me.”

    Tracy R.

  • The light at the end of the tunnel was masked, but we found it!

    “I'm sending my heartfelt wishes to you and your team for a wonderful holiday. We celebrate Christmas this year with a lighter heart than past years - knowing how you made a difference for us and for so many others. The light at the end of the tunnel was masked, but we found it! And so, cheers to you and your incredible team. Have a wonderful and safe new year.”

    J.

  • Your compassion for me and my situation is very much appreciated.

    “My thanks to you for pursuing my case with vigor. I don't know much about how these legal things are handled, but I could tell by your communications with me, making sure I was always informed, that you were on top of it all. Also, you were ALWAYS available to me to answer questions, and your compassion for me and my situation is very much appreciated. I have had limited exposure to the legal system and attorneys, but I have never been able to just call and talk to them, as I could with you. I always had to speak with someone in the office that couldn't really answer my questions.”

    D.B.

  • You are the light in the darkness for all of us.

    “Lisa- You are the light in the darkness for all of us in the eating disorder community. I believe that you were born to take on these challenges.”

    Pam S.