Susan Plimpton Segal

Susan Plimpton Segal: Attorney with Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. AV stamp icon
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Susan Segal brings exceptional expertise in the area of public law and employment law. Susan has represented the State of Arizona, the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona Board of Education in complex litigation regarding financing of public education. She is a recognized expert in procurement law and advises both public entities and private sector clients on a broad range of legal issues and challenges. Susan is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and is Chair of the firm’s Client Committee.

Susan was formerly a member of the Arizona Attorney General Open Meeting Law Enforcement Team and the Opinion Review Committee. Susan also has extensive experience in advising and representing employers in the private sector on employment matters. She has drafted employment agreements and manuals and has appeared before administrative and state and federal courts on behalf of employers.

Susan speaks frequently on Arizona Procurement Law, Conflict of Interest Law, Procurement, Public Records and the Arizona Open Meeting Law. She is a contributing author, From the Ground Up; Legal Issues in School Construction published by the National School Boards Association.

Prior to joining Gust Rosenfeld, Susan was Division Chief in the Public Advocacy Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s office. She also served as Section Chief in the Education and Health Section. She has advised state regulatory boards, including the Arizona State Board of Education and has been in-house counsel to a large public school district.

Susan is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.


From the Ground Up; Legal Issues in School Construction, published by the National School Boards Association (contributing author)


Arizona Theatre Company, Board of Trustees, Chair - Phoenix
Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Former Executive Board Member
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Ambassado

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Public Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-257-7425  Phone
602-254-4878  Fax
University Attended:
University of Kansas, B.A., with Distinction, 1970
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1979, Arizona; U.S. Supreme Court


State Bar of Arizona, Ethics Committee
Maricopa County Bar Association
Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, Chair and Member


Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (1 review)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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