Susan K. H. Conley
  • Susan K. Conley
  • Shareholder
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5976  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

  • skconley@arthurchapman.com
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Working alongside insurers, employers, and self-insured entities, Sue works to resolve workers’ compensation and general liability cases, and has done so for more than 25 years.

With a special interest in Occupational Exposure, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Complex Medical claims, Sue provides education and practical tips to clients, as well as to local and national organizations focused on the defense and mitigation of damages for these often complex and expensive claims. 

Sue has also represented clients in various liability cases, including motor vehicle accidents, fire litigation, products liability, and premises liability.

Clients and industry associations often call on Sue to lecture on the subject of workers’ compensation and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs). She also has a successful record in both trying cases at the Office of Administrative Hearings and arguing cases before the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.


Education

Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1984
University of St. Thomas, Mini MBA, 2000
University of Minnesota, B.G.S., 1978
Normandale Community College, A.E.S., 1975 (Honors: High Honors)


Working alongside insurers, employers, and self-insured entities, Sue works to resolve workers’ compensation and general liability cases, and has done so for more than 25 years.

With a special interest in Occupational Exposure, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Complex Medical claims, Sue provides education and practical tips to clients, as well as to local and national organizations focused on the defense and mitigation of damages for these often complex and expensive claims. 

Sue has also represented clients in various liability cases, including motor vehicle accidents, fire litigation, products liability, and premises liability.

Clients and industry associations often call on Sue to lecture on the subject of workers’ compensation and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs). She also has a successful record in both trying cases at the Office of Administrative Hearings and arguing cases before the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.

Publications and Presentations

  • "Millionaire: Wage Loss Edition,” Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., June 2016
  • “Intractable Pain Added as a Condition for Medical Marijuana in Minnesota, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., December 2015
  • "Investigation of Complex Medical Claims - Medical Marijuana and Occupational Exposure Cancer," Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., Workers’ Compensation Seminar, June 2014
  • "Defense & Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)," Berkley Risk Administrators Company, LLC, September 2013
  • "Managing and Defending Head/Brain Injuries," SEAK, Inc., National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference, July 2013
  • "Defending and Evaluating Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)," Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., Workers’ Compensation Seminar, June 2013
  • IME Demonstration and Discussion, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., Workers’ Compensation Seminar, June 2012
  • Legislative/OAH/DOLI Update, “Handling Unique Situations Presented Under the Workers’ Compensation Act - Now What?,” Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., Workers’ Compensation Seminar, June 2011
  • “Chronic Pain Over Your Claims: The Legal Perspective on Controlling the Spiraling Costs,” Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., Workers’ Compensation Seminar, June 2010
  • “Minnesota Occupational Disease: the Science, the Law, and the Investigation,” Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., Workers’ Compensation Seminar, June 2008

Education

Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1984
University of St. Thomas, Mini MBA, 2000
University of Minnesota, B.G.S., 1978
Normandale Community College, A.E.S., 1975 (Honors: High Honors)


Bar Admission

Iowa, 2014
Minnesota, 1984
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1984


Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association (Litigation Section, Law Practice Management Section)
American Society of Legal Advocates (selected as Top 100 Litigation Attorneys in Minnesota) 
Minnesota State Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association


Licenses

Iowa
Minnesota

Practice Areas


Legal Team